Slowly

This week has been trudging along so slowly.  What, it’s only Thursday?!
We are doing better this week, but still queasy.  The hardest thing about a stomach bug is that I can never think of what to cook and everyone starves on the awful things I do manage.
Apart from that we’ve had an exciting two weeks with out-of-town company coming over and a nearly every night a late bedtime, which has really taken a toll.  Yesterday it was all I could do to keep the big kids from killing each other over something stupid.  Everyone wanted to be annoying, and no one could handle the slightest thing.  A bad combination.  We ended up not finishing our lessons because no one could focus beyond hitting, screaming, accusing and kicking (I’m sure I’m not alone in having this happen!).  We’ll make up for it today – I hope!
At the farm, Ethan has revolutionized the winter garden by building a special bender-thingy to make metal hoops for hoop houses.  They look beautiful and durable – the test is to see if they support the insulating plastic and rabbit netting well enough.  We even got manure yesterday, although we had to drag ourselves along.

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