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Sunday, March 08, 2020

Menu Plan: March 8 - 14 (Third Week of Lent)

Birthday season opens this week. Amira turns 16 this week! She was born a few months before I began this blog. We also have a neighborhood chili night going on this week, so we will be bringing a potato and poblano stew to share, and so we have something vegetarian to eat. We are celebrating with cake at church tonight, and will have a party for her later this month. The really exciting part of her birthday is that she will have her driver's license. She has already passed the tests, so she just needs to wait for it to arrive.

This past week was a lot of ups and downs for us. Friday, the 29th, Alexander passed his final FAA exams so that he is officially an aviation mechanic now! He is looking for a job and we are bursting with pride for him. The weekend after that was quite a rush as Rich and I prepared for flying to Colorado Springs on Monday for most of the week. We spent Monday traveling, then had our first full day in Colorado on Tuesday. After going to bed, we received a phone call from the kids after midnight telling us that they had called 911 and an ambulance for Elijah, who had a second seizure after his first over two years ago. Alexander and Dominic are both first aid trained (and adults and licensed drivers, thank God), and they made sure Elijah was safe while Amira called 911. They handled it so well, and we were so proud of them. I couldn't really stand the thought of shopping and sight seeing while the kids were bearing this, so we made sure we could switch my flight so I could go home that day, and Rich decided that he really would not be able to focus on his workshop and that he needed to be home to take care of me while I was taking care of them, so we switched his flight as well. United, as much as they can be criticized, made sure we could get there, and waived any change of flight fees, and Marriott made sure we could check out early without any extra fees, and refunded the remainder of the cost for the hotel. We traveled on less than two, interrupted, hours of sleep, and got home to the kids where Elijah was doing well and was cheerful and desperate for some normalcy. We could take over from there, and we all took a rest. We are so thankful for Rich's work and sick leave, as he took the rest of the week off, too. The week ended with Jerome getting violently ill at co-op, and having to be brought home. Again, though, we are grateful, as all of us were available, and we have licensed, adult drivers at home, so I was able to take care of him while the rest did what they needed to and Rich could be at co-op with the other kids. We are praying for a much less eventful week this week.

What is on your menu this week? I hope these breakfast and dinner ideas help you make plans, too. If you want a recipe, ask and I will provide it as soon as I can. If there are any starred recipes, I will follow up separately with a weekly recipe round up on Saturday.

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