I have a bunch more of the same to do today: unbox and put away our stuff. I’m down to 30 boxes in the school room as opposed to the 50 that were in there earlier this week. I think I have found and emptied all of the kitchen so far (but there is a sea of Tupperware on my kitchen table and counters that have no home). Morgan’s room is almost complete (minus the paint and decorative things that will have to come much later). Kev put our bed together this weekend and I finally unpacked my last closet box last night. I still have to fill our dressers and do my son’s room today. I’m not even going to mention the garage. It looks like a bomb went off in there. I haven’t counted the boxes in there that need to be emptied. That will have to wait until free time after school starts.
I also have a blood test for my progesterone levels today. If my own progesterone levels come back up, I won’t have to get these shots anymore. I got word yesterday that our insurance has changed and we are now going to be required to meet an OUTRAGEOUS deductible before anything is covered (even doctor visits and prescriptions). I cried when I got off the phone. Not only will we have to meet the deductible THIS year (before Dec. rolls around), but next year as well. The baby is due in March. Hopefully my body will start making progesterone like it is supposed to so that I can at least not have the extra cost of the shots. Insurance won’t cover hormone therapy at all.
On a positive note, I had the best steak I have had in years last night. Our realtor took us to eat at Saltgrass Steakhouse and I had the 21$ 7 oz. fillet… and a baked sweet potato (dreamy!). It was wonderful. It had been YEARS since I had eaten at Saltgrass (they don’t have one in Arkansas). I have a few leftovers from dinner waiting for me today at lunch. I have also been craving V8 (of all things!). I had one for breakfast yesterday. I haven’t drank it since I was a kid (before this pregnancy, that is). I hated it when I was younger.
The kids have been asking about when they can start GeeArt and school. They are finally getting “bored” with summer and are looking forward to starting homeschool back up. I think that if we can get the school room, bedrooms, and kitchen completed this week… we might start school by the 20th or at least the 27th. This has been the first REAL summer break we have had in a long time. I’m excited about all the co-op classes, field trips, and KONOS we are likely to do this year. For sure we will be doing human birth and growth (and what a better time to do it than when you are pregnant and expecting another family member to arrive). I think we’ll be going over the civil war this year, too… and maybe the states. I have been looking forward to the states unit for three years!
I hope you are enjoying your first few weeks of school and are much more organized than we are. I’ll be glad when the moving is behind us and we can go forward with our homeschool year. With every unpacked box, I’m getting closer!
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