Friday, May 24, 2019

Random Tid Bits

  1. I've been battling a cold all week. Mica had it last week.

    I thought it was just allergies. He was complaining of a sore throat, being tired and achy.

    I said, "Do the Neti Pot, wash your hair, take some Zyrtec, change your pillow case, and go to bed early. It's just allergies." He swore it was more than allergies. I didn't believe him.

    Now I have, had this more than allergies thing, have apologized to him, and believe him.

  2. I got my allergy shots on the 13th. I get 3. I bruised up so bad on the arm where I get 2 at once. I kind of made a big deal out of it because I never reacted like that before. I message the doctor's office. He told me to send photos to the nurse. I did, and heard nothing back. This is a week after getting my shots on the 20th.

  3. Mica was reading a book when I was driving, "Mom pro is the opposite of con. That must mean progress is the opposite of congress." I said, "Pretty much."

  4. My school got out last Friday, and the boys got out this Wednesday. We're done with school, for now. Are schools out where you live? I know some places had to go longer because of the snow. I don't know how we escaped that. 

  5. I picked up Isaak from school last Friday. Only to be greeted by his smiling teacher. I asked, "Did Isaak have a good day today? I know he's been struggling with attention problems, since it's so close to the end of the year." She said, "No. He had a rough day. He didn't get done with his tests." Apparently they had SIX tests in ONE day! I can see why he was struggling! He had to take what he got done for 2. I get the standard tests. Why have tests for their main subject the same day as the standard ones? I just think SIX tests in ONE day for elementary seems like a lot! Do you think it's too much to have SIX tests in ONE day? 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

WW: The Renaissance Festival of Nebraska {Linky}

Two weekends ago we went to The Renaissance Festival of Nebraska. It was fun! I haven't ever been as an adult. 

Favorite Parts:

We loved watching people duel! That's where I got the most pictures.

The food was great! We only got to enjoy a Funnel Cake. I haven't had one for years! It did suck it was so windy. I had powdered sugar all over my glasses. When I tried to clean them off, it was a smeary mess. I heard their beer is good. I didn't have a cold one.


I do wish there were more booths that let kids have hands on activities like making soap on a rope, candles, and crafts. Most of the booths were things you buy. That's fine, but interaction is ideal in my mind.

I loved seeing people dressed up. I couldn't understand why some dressed up as something other than the Renaissance period. It's not a Comic Con. Ha!

This guy said Isaak was wanted:



The Queen:


Have you been to a Renaissance Festival? What was your favorite part(s)?

Post ANY post you want comment love on! It doesn't have to be wordless or wordful. I like rules sometimes, but they are meant to be broken. Link up a post! 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Happy Birthday Isaak!

Dear Isaak,

You turned 11 today!

We spent much of the weekend in the car, but loved spending time with the Apel side of the family. We don't get to see them as often as the Spiehs side. Grandma Apel made you chocolate cake. Nom Nom!

You moved up in the world, and got your first cell phone. Kind of necessary when we don't have a land line. You're excited to take the Babysitting Class at the Omaha Public Library this summer. They have Basic First Aid as part of the class.


You were too busy this year. We had to take something out of your schedule. You want to sign up for everything.

You enjoyed (not all at once) Show Choir, Strings, Basketball, Soccer, Student Council, Chess Club, and Safety Patrol this year. You go to Banister Leadership Academy on Saturday nights. We made you drop Chorus because you were so busy.


I still think your favorite thing to do is draw. When you don't have homework, or a sport you draw.

We've been watching all the shows of Medium on Amazon Prime. It's our show!

You go back and forth from liking basketball to liking soccer.

You love free nights where there's no homework to do. It's a woo hoo! moment!

If we celebrate it, you totally dig Taco Tuesday.

You are gentle with younger kids.

You like to hang out with kids that are nice. Your words, not mine.

You are goofy, yet empathetic.

You like to cuddle.

You're a good helper. You enjoy working outdoors the most. You hardly complain with any other task given to you.

I know you're growing like a weed! You snack all the time, and often have seconds for dinner. Later this week we get to see how tall you are, at a well visit with Doctor Harrison.

We Have to Work on:

Being speedy. You are our kid that takes awhile to get ready in the morning. You eat slow. Taking tests slow is a struggle. Especially when there are 6 tests in one day. I feel for you with that one. I'm a slow test taker too! Any helpful sites, please comment with them!

New Chapter:

You start Beveridge Middle School in the fall. It's an art and world cultural studies magnet school. We're all so excited! One of your classes will be Piano Lessons!

Happy Birthday once again!




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