My mother has a really sore back, she said it was the worst pain she’s ever had in her LIFE, rating it a 10/10 on the pain scale; it’s so bad she can’t sit or even move, so she begged us to call her an ambulance to take her to the hospital as she wasn’t able to even sit up in the car for my hubby to drive her(she had to lay down flat), so we did and the paramedics quickly came,and the next door neighbours were gawking as the ambulance pulled up into the driveway and pulled the stretcher out,wondering what was wrong. They asked her questions and took her BP which was high(likely due to the pain and stress) and I was worried it might be some sort of cancer perhaps spine,colon,rectal,or ovarian, the types that typically cause lower back pain(although they also cause weight loss, diarrhea,and bleeding as well which she doesn’t have) or perhaps even sciatica, a pinched nerve, slipped disc, or maybe bone fragments loose and rubbing like she had in her knee 10 YRS ago and had surgery for…..but it ended up to just be a muscle spasm(and she was back home in record time,too, in just over an HR!) I couldn’t believe it; all that pain and immobility and it was just a pulled MUSCLE? The doctor said he could feel the lump; the “knot” in her muscle and she now has powerful muscle relaxants and codeine for the pain and has to stay laying down for 3 days.He said it was the type caused from a lifting injury that would have occurred over the past 24-48 HRS and when she thought back she remembered she DID lift up the big jug of water for the water cooler! They never did an X-ray or scan though so I wonder how did they know the mass WAS just a muscle ad NOT a tumour? It’s hard to believe that it’s just a muscle cramp…..I was really scared she might have cancer and I don’t want her to die; I just want her to stop meddling ,and with her incapacitated up in her RM it WAS nice with her NOT interfering,except *I* had to do ALL the work; for BOTH of us!
As well, the 5 YR old was record-bad yesterday as well, even for him: he managed to insult and hurt ALL the kids: kicked and hit them, bit them, scratched them(one even needed a band-aid) threw a bundle-buggy at another and cut her leg, called them names,punched them and made them cry, etc. and the kids are so eager to start their new homeschooling YR that they already started working on some of their lessons ahead of time even though we don’t officially start school for another WK, the 2nd oldest was trimming a bush and a squirrel jumped out and startled her and she dropped the clippers on her head, and next door got a puppy and it makes me want to get a Chihuahua again even more and 3 of the kids want another dog again too but there’s no way my mother OR my hubby would EVER go for that ever again and even though I DO have the $$$ to buy one I’d need my hubby to call the breeder on the phone to reply to the ad and to drive there to pick up the dog and he’d refuse, so once again here I am trapped and helpless and at their mercy…..Redneck girls next door were also pointing at and checking out our oldest as well on our front porch with his shirt off!
– The Alps
– Ancient ruins in Greece, Turkey and Pompeii
– The Pyramids
-Walked in the crater of Mt.Etna
-Walked along the path Jesus did to His Crucifxion and saw where He lived,grew up and died
– A hummingbird
-Black sand created by a volcano
-Puppies being born
-newborn baby mice
-A squirrel chasing a bird along a fence
– Lightening during a snowstorm
-The caves of Gibraltar
-Coral in the Caribbean Sea
– Houses carved out of the sides of cliffs in the mountains
-Lightening hit the side of my plane
-A hawk swoop down and snatch a bird off the grass in it’s claws and fly back up
-A pickle stuck to a wall in Mc Donald’s
– Lightening hit a transformer and it exploded and blue sparks flew out of it
– Hail stones the size of golf balls
-A Boa constrictor swallow a mouse whole and seeing the mouse travel down the length of the snake
– A squirrel fall out of a tree
– Multi-coloured rainbow tulip fields in Holland from the air,rows and rows of bright vivid colours
-Mexican Jumping Beans
-My cousin wiggle his ears
-A guy blowing smoke out of his nose
As well, our oldest told me he went skydiving 2 weeks ago and I almost had a heart attack( I think he’s trying to kill me!) and even though he turns 23 in a couple of months he still acts like a 12 YR old and isn’t mature: in church he kept shining his little red laser at his siblings and was drinking his water bottle and eating chewy fruit snacks(no eating or drinking in church!) and reading a book, and another ignorant redneck was letting her dog go to the bathroom on our grass again as well and I remarked to one of the kids,”Another stupid dog is shitting on our lawn again!” and the lady replied,”Don’t worry; I’m picking it up!” and I told her,”Thank you!” because most people DON’T, and besides, how do you pick up the PEE(and that’s what kills the grass the most and makes it go yellow!) and they’re so rude they even STILL let them do it when they see me sitting right there, and even though we put 2 jugs of shock in the pool it still has algae and now it’s even greener than before(every time I look at it it gets even greener) and my mother’s lower back pain was so bad she almost barfed and she had to lay down all day and she’s complained about it quite alot lately too and I’m wondering if maybe she might even have some sort of cancer….
Hearing the public school teachers are threatening to strike(once again) makes me glad we homeschool. Quite often I am given these sobering reminders why I am glad(and grateful) that we homeschool.Not that I have doubts or need reminders but it’s nice to have reminders that we’re doing the right thing and to never have any doubts.After I was mercilessly bullied in school public school was never an option for my kids and we could never afford private school so homeschool it is. It’s not easy, it’s hard work, it was expensive in the beginning(when we first had to get the curriculum and supplies, now it’s cheaper we have less books to get) and sometimes I struggle and it’s not something I can say I enjoy, but it’s best for the kids and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We have always homeschooled, the kids enjoy it and their friends envy it and wish they were homeschooled too. It is a blessing and my vocation.
Reasons I’m glad we homeschool:
– kids don’t have to worry about bullying.
– no violence.
– free from bad influences such as peer pressure, smoking, drinking,drugs, gangs,and sex
– not another brick in the wall, they don’t have to conform or be cast out, aren’t ostracized
– no hassles about school buses or worries about accidents
-kids won’t be bored if they’re too smart or left behind if they’re struggling. Homeschooling is flexible and catered to each child’s needs and ability.
– public school is nothing more than Nanny State glorified daycare, social engineering,mass political brainwashing, indoctrination, State sponsored propaganda, and forced acceptance of feminism, environmentalism, liberalism,socialism,Political Correctness, and the gay agenda.
– creativity and individuality isn’t squashed but encouraged
– religion is encouraged and taught, and not forbidden,mocked,ridiculed,or punished.
– we are free to have our own beliefs and not have to blindly follow the herd
– it’s flexible and we can study according to our own time schedule and plan
– we have control over the curriculum and don’t have to do what the gov’t dictates which is always anti-religion,anti-family andanti-life
– we have the freedom to actually TEACH religion
– kids won’t be picked on by mean teachers
– we have more free time
-kids can learn at their own pace
– kids learn to become independent learners earlier
-kids learn to read much earlier
-kids out-perform their public school peers
-don’t have to worry about teacher’s strikes
-don’t have to make school lunches
-there aren’t any subjects or classes that we object to(like sex ed or Hallowe’en parties)
-kids don’t have to worry about not being “cool” or not fitting in
– don’t have to spend ridiculous amounts of money on the most fashionable clothing to fit in
– ease in which to come to class each day: just walk down stairs!
-no problem on sick days:just take the day off!
-take holidays whenever we want
– kids aren’t nervous about starting school
-kids actually ENJOY school
-my kids aren’t forced to be vaccinated
-it’s harder for Child Welfare to keep track of homeschoolers
-no problem about “snow days”; we’re already at home anyway!
-kids not socializing with the wrong people but with good people in other groups such as Cadets, Cubs, church youth groups, etc.
-lessons aren’t permeated with the occult
-immorality isn’t taught , encouraged,promoted,or allowed
-kids actually learn how to read and write, can do essays, math, etc.
-Creationism is taught and not evolution crap
As well, I noticed on my arm I have 3 holes so I actually got stung by the wasp 3 times so I guess THAT’S why it swelled up so bad this time, our 2 oldest kids are here for a few days to visit before they have to go back for school, the pool’s green, cloudy,and foggy from algae again and I’m so sick of this all the time and it’s so much time, expense,work, and trouble, and we lose a foot of water every day too and have to run the hose 10-12 HRS every DAY to re-fill (if the water level goes too low, below the skimmer line, the pump will burn out)and the water bill was 400$ this month; it’s a money pit,and the PVR’s shit too; movies that are set to record don’t ,and the TV keeps turning off ,and the online game the 14 and 17 YR old’s got doesn’t work either(they never DO for us),and the dryer door keeps opening, and the washing machine makes funny noises,too,and my mother smirked to me,”You hate everything!”…yeah, of COURSE when NOTHING works! Everything we HAVE is SHIT!!
It’s so hot again as well (30 C and feels like 36C) it’s even hotter inside than outside and you have to go outside to cool down and even though we DO have central a/c it doesn’t work so well and doesn’t cool the house down(it was 89 F inside) and it’s sweltering hot in the summer in here and freezing cold in the winter and it’s so hot the sweat was dripping down my face and my shirt was soaking wet and my mother and hubby taunt it’s “hot flashes” with menopause, and a friend in Florida said they’ve declared a state of emergency there as well with hurricane Isaac and I heard on the news a mother snatched her 2 boys from foster care but they caught them in NY probably because some nosey parker couldn’t mind their own business and informed on them,just like in Nazi Germany. It’s too bad.I was hoping they’d get away and they would never find them.Kids belong with their mother.