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Exams, Vertigo Attacks, and Valentine’s Day

Welcome to another day in the life of a homeschooling mom! It’s Sunday and I just spent most of the day working on Yuri’s 2nd monthly exams for the 3rd quarter (they have 2 monthly exams + 1 quarterly exam per quarter). With Job still stuck abroad (lol), I am meeting yet another Valentine’s Day alone at home, but it’s not an issue. I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. I would rather celebrate Christmas — I just love Christmas too much! 😀

Anyway, it seems like I was ranting about homeschooling in the beginning of this post, but I wasn’t really. On the contrary, we’re almost nearing the end of 3rd quarter (woot!) and we are still enjoying the stress-free homeschool life. We are still following nearly the same daily routine since we started and I think we are truly blessed to have found a system that works for us.

There are days, for sure, when I didn’t want to prepare lessons for the week or actually teach them. For example, last Sunday, I woke up with a bad case of vertigo. The last time I had a vertigo attack was 4 years ago, and it disappeared right after I did a maneuver (I forgot the name). This time, the vertigo improved very slowly and the recovery took days. In fact, right now, 7 days after the attack, I still get mildly dizzy if I dare turn my head the wrong way.

During the week, I also found out that my blood pressure was too low for me (30 years old, weighing 138-140 pounds at 160 cm). I know a low blood pressure is rarely a cause of concern, but I got mildly alarmed when, apart from the weakness and vertigo, my hands and feet also started feeling chilly. The symptoms improved when I started adding a Ferrous sulfate supplement to my daily multivitamins. Thank you, Lord!

Right now, I’m feeling much better than I did last week — which is good because there are 5 exams that needed to be written! By the way, we are not required to create our own exams in Chosen Education (where we are enrolled in), but I prefer exams tailor-made to suit our lessons and learning style. Since I am already finished, I’m taking my time to rest and watch a few episodes of the latest season of Busted on Netflix hehe.

I bought callos and bopis from our next-door neighbor 😀

(I’m craving for cake and chocolate because of all the posts I see on Facebook! I don’t want to order, though, because I’m feeling kuripot. Also, I’m quite happy with the bopis and callos that I have at home. Yum!)