Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Good drugs

Well, it's official. Five out of six members of our household are on antibiotics. Two batches of Keflex, two prescriptions of Zithromax and one lone hold out for amoxicillian to treat five cases of strep that have presented themselves in all ways various and sundry. In addition to the already reported cases of scarlet fever, we have added impetigo, strep rhinitis and one good old fashioned sore-as-heck throat to the line up.

Thank goodness for good drugs.

"School" today has consisted of listening to an especially good audio version of Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Jo and Atticus--both healthy enough now to be ready to reenact anything that catches their fancy--have been enjoying the tale. While they're listening, they've been tracing the journey on our TakeOff game map, and coloring in the route on some world maps I printed off the web. I found this ThinkQuest website, which I'll let them tool around on later. I figure that this is pretty darn good for a sick day. Classic literature and geography? Somebody pass me the Homeschooling While Momma Is Sick Award!


Paula said...

Hugs MG! So sorry to hear you came down with it too. I'll be praying for a speedy recovery!

~ Angi :) said...

MG: A note to your blogospheric influence: Just before I left last week, I read this post and thought, 'Gee. I didn't know the author was Jules Verne.' Fast forward to Saturday afternoon, miles away from home, looking at the contents of another's bookshelf (non hs'ers). Here's this book, or rather, three books in one, with this name on the spine: Jules Verne.

I racked my brain: "Why do I know that author's name???"

Oh yeah. MG just taught me.


Thought you should know! LOL :)