Day 13: A day of worship and rest – and headaches?

button1 Day 11: A few random photos, and we attend a bridal showerIt’s Sunday.  Last week I wished I had taken more pics of what happened at church, and I consoled myself by deciding to do it this week.

Well, this week PerryBoy wasn’t feeling well.  Since my ear was still bothering me, I jumped at the chance to stay home.  On the bright side, some intensive irrigation and hydrogen peroxide therapy finally cleared the blockage and the infection seems to be gone or nearly gone.  It’s a good feeling!

While the rest of the family was at church, I admired my new water kefir…


…and my old kombucha.  I think of them as pets.  Is that weird?  They’re alive and growing, after all.


PerryBoy and I talked about people who are created in the image of a Creator, and therefore have the desire and ability to create.  We talked about how that desire is shown in art, in architecture, and even in our love of children.  Would you believe he brought the subject up?  While drawing dinosaurs with a green crayon.  I love that kid.  We talked politics too.

I also added some much-needed updates to my blog’s About page, thanks to a reminder from a kind reader.

When the rest of the family got home from church, Parker ran into the house and showed me his snails.


One is a grandma, and the other is a boy.  I don’t know how he knows, but he’s sure of it.


Calvin was dorkin’ it up today in his Sunday go-to-meeting clothes: shorts, suspenders, and boots.  The boy’s got style.


Kaitlyn dressed up for church, but slipped into something more comfortable when she got home.  Just for the record, I have no idea where these pajamas came from and we all think they’re hilarious.  Really.  We haven’t quite reached that level of weirdness.



Later in the evening Perry and I slipped out to run a few errands and have a date.  Several of the kids went to bed early saying they didn’t feel well.  I hope PerryBoy’s headache doesn’t turn out to be the first symptom of a new epidemic in our house.  It’s been quite a while since we were sick, but today I had four people complain of headaches and ask me to feel their foreheads for fevers.  That seems like a bad sign, but they all passed inspection.  We’ll see what the morning brings.


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  1. Lol too funny but my daughter would wrestle your daughter for those pjs! Lol

  2. I’m sure you know this, but seeing all the talk of headaches made me compelled to say it just in case you’d forgotten…

    Do you have Carbon monoxide detectors in the house? Everyone getting a headache at the same time can be a sign of carbon monoxide poisoning.

    • That’s a good point. We installed all new smoke detectors but I forgot to buy a carbon monoxide detector.
      Our house is all electric except for the water heater, but we still need to check it.

  3. Your kombucha pets inspired me to rummage in my cabinets for what I thought was freeze-dried kombucha starter, but it turned out to be kefir starter. I’ve never used a freeze-dried starter and am dubious about the concept.

    The kids look adorable, and the PJs for some reason make me think of the game of Twister. I don’t know why, maybe a 1970s connection with the peace signs.

    I hope that you and PerryBoy are both feeling better and that an epidemic hasn’t started.

  4. Parker looks a little shocked in that last pick

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