For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been struggling to keep my head above water.  The boys started Kindergarten.  I started back teaching at a local university. Then the sinus/cold/mystery virus crud made its way around the family, one member at a time.  Exhaustion has become the norm.  But in all fairness, things are going very well here in the Hiking household.

If you’ve been following Big Brother’s school journey, you know that we’ve had major issues in the past.  So you can imagine how happy I’ve been to hear that Big Brother has been having good days at school and that he will soon receive his very own aid [fist pumps spastically.] Everyone told us we were crazy to advocate for such a thing in our school system.  Good thing I consider myself to be pretty crazy, huh?  It seems to have worked to our favor in this case.  I guess that’s why I chuckled so much at the sight of this image on my fb feed tonight:

So all in all, I’d say we’re doing great despite the never-ending streams of mucus and lack of sleep.  Once we settle into our routine and recover from the crud, I have a feeling it will be smooth sailing as far as school is concerned.  In the meantime, we’ve been trying to get outdoors as much as possible in addition to weekly visits to the climbing gym.  I’ve only got a few cell phone photos to show for our week.  I’ll try to do better next time.  Right now?  I’m going to try to catch up on some much needed sleep….

Yep, life is good.


Thanks to all the new readers who found me through my SITS day!  I’m still responding to all the awesome comments and trying to go and visit each new blog from all the new visitors.  I absolutely enjoyed all of the blog love, thanks for making my day so special :)

6 thoughts on “Sinking

  1. Amy Putkonen

    Hi there!

    Just popping over from SITS Girls, a little belated! I was out for a week and well, I never really caught up! Trying again today to catch up with checking out all the new blogs. Sounds like you have your hands full, there. And a new job? Wow. A lot to deal with. Good luck with it all and, like everything, this too shall pass.

  2. Rhoda

    I’ve gotten a bit behind myself now that we are homeschooling again. I’ve wondered how school was going for Big Brother, and this is good news. Trust that by the time I add this you are all feeling better. We have some crud going around our house right now, so I can sympathize (albeit a bit late!).


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