Alicia

Why is everyone else so beautiful and happy?

    I have a lot to be grateful for. A nice guy husband. Four sweet (and a teensy bit sour) kids. The ability to be home with said sweet and sour kids. A supportive extended family. I could go on and on. Even with all that, I’m feeling unsettled. Today is the eve of […]

MSB {32}: My Sunday House Best

Time for my weekly blog post!  I’m only mostly kidding.  I did post earlier this week about the ongoing crisis we face with Cee’s medication.  So it’s not the only only post this week. Quickety quick here’s my Mass summary.  Obligatory outfit picture and house stuffs to follow. Highlight:  Bea helping herself as the collection […]

Of Shots, Truth, and Worry

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    The other night, David gave Cee her Methotrexate shot right before bed.  Methotrexate is a chemotherapy drug that is used for SJIA because it shuts down the immune system.  Cee’s immune system is superhuman; it’s so powerful that it even attacks things that aren’t germs.  Like her joints.   Cee’s Methotrexate often makes […]

MSB {31}: Skydiving with the Holy Spirit

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Okay.  Quick aside since with crazy crazy life life I’m pretty much only able to write once a week. I met Kirby from the Internet! The delightful Kirby blogs over at Under Thy Roof about faith, mothering, and ballet.  And it turns out she’s a real person! We both attended a homeschool conference in Minnesota this […]

MSB {30}: Song Count Mass Tip

My Sunday Best!  With Cee and Bea!   We wore blue in honor of Ascension Sunday.  The other kids shimmied out of their church clothes as soon as they got through the door, so they missed out on the group picture.   No one was awful enough to be taken out of Mass today!  Cee hasn’t […]

Chasing Queen Frostine

    We had a phone conference with the rheumatologist in Cincinnati. He is reasonably certain that Cee does have SJIA. He is reasonably certain that her disease is not currently active. He has no explanation for her idiopathic chondrolysis of the hip.   (“Idiopathic chondrolysis” is the fancy way of saying “inexplicable disappearance of […]

A House Hot Mess

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  We’ve been seriously looking at zero-entry, handicap accessible houses. I’ve started de-cluttering and cleaning and organizing in order to get our house ready to show.  ‘Cause we can’t buy a house until we offload this one. So it’s serious.  Scrub-the-shower-and-put-the-extra-towels-away serious. Do we need to move today? Nope.  Our house fits us. But we don’t […]

MSB {29}:  Troubled Hearts

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We didn’t have any slithering today at Mass.  Or major blood gushing.  Overall it was not the worst ever, either. I wouldn’t say it was great…I did have to stop Moe from chewing my sweater (because that’s a thing?!?!).  And Bea got wiggly, so David took her out for a bit. During consecration Moe was […]

A Mulan Unit Study and a Call from Cincinnati

A Mulan Unit Study (The Cincinnati scoop is down below, in case you want to skip the cheerful toddler pics.)   This afternoon I noticed that Bea was sporting lavender eye shadow, which is particularly noteworthy because she is only a year and a half, and I don’t own any eye shadow. Putting two and […]

Day Two of New Possibilities

I woke up this morning in a tizzy and asked David to talk me down. “This is just day two of new possibilities,” he soothed. New possibilities. That’s both an exaggeration and an understatement. We’ve been keeping our ears to the ground for handicap accessible houses for years.  When Cee would have a flare, we’d […]