Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sick Day

Well, we're officially having a Sick Day at our school. We had a fairly rough night, but got to sleep in. Alexandra woke up at 10 and is still awake now at 3 pm. Despite a high fever, she has been very hungry and has eaten a piece of bread, a pancake with syrup, and she's now eating some cereal. So far, she's keeping it all down. (Though that wasn't the case during the night and earlier this morning.) In fact, she's been asking if she can have McDonald's for dinner!

Besides looking after Alexandra (and washing all of her linens from last night.... and accidentally turning everything blue...), I've been redoing my sidebars. I'm hoping to add a slideshow showing our backyard birds. In the meantime, I thought I'd post a photo of this little female Downy Woodpecker that visited us yesterday. She seems so small for a woodpecker! And, this is only the 2nd time we've seen her.

The male Red-Bellied Woodpecker found the metal at the top of our fireplace yesterday and has made quite a racket both yesterday and today. Unfortunately, we were sleeping on the couch (after the bed was "ruined" for the night) and the bird woke me up. But, Alexandra slept through it.

Leila over at Freedom Academy is one of the new blogs I am reading. She posted some links the other day and one of them was for Newton's Apple. So far, Alexandra and I have only watched one of the videos, but I plan on watching a lot more! (I enjoyed some of Leila's other links, too.)

Barb over at The Heart of Harmony reminded me that the Great Backyard Bird Count is coming in mid-February (Feb 15th - 18th). We've never participated before, but I plan to this year.

I also want to learn more about Project FeederWatch. (Has anyone participated in this?) They even have an online curriculum for homeschoolers.


live4evermom said...

Hope the sickness goes away faster than it did here.

Rhonda said...

Sorry to hear that Alexandra was sick, but so glad to hear that she is feeling better. It is always hard when my kids are sick. Sometimes I feel so helpless when I just have to let a virus run its course.

That is the prettiest little woodpecker I think that I have seen. She is just beautiful.

Thanks for posting the links. I will be sure and visit them. I am always looking for new things on line and sometimes just visiting homeschool blogs you can spot a great find!

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