December 17, 2008

Escaping Reality

Posted by meli on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 in , , , | 1 comment
We're goat sitting through Christmas break for some friends of ours. They live only about 5minutes from us, but honestly, it feels like a whole 'nother world over there. They found a lovely little house that sits on a private lake, and is fully enveloped in tress.

It's heaven!

We love going over there. It's like a little retreat. An escape. You drive up the very hidden driveway, surrounded by trees, and instantly all the stresses of the day seem to melt away.

They told us we are more then welcome to stay there the entire time they're gone if we'd like, and actually, we just may take them up on that!!

We got the blood work results back. Larson's levels are absolutely spot on, no deficiencies whatsoever!!!! And since he was the one this report alleged was malnourished - well, is it absolutely clear now that the report was filed simply out of hateful spite?!?? Both Rylan and Owen are ever so slightly anemic (really, very very slightly - just a point and a half off for both of them). The Dr wasn't concerned in the least. Anemia is not at all uncommon in younger children (even the meat eating ones, lol). The younger a kid is, the more likely they are to be picky about their food, hence, not getting as much of a certain vitamin as an older sibling may be getting. She told us it's nothing to worry about right now because both of their numbers are SO close to the "normal" range, most likely they'll outgrow it as they get older. There are many raw foods that are loaded with iron, and several of them both of the kids really like, so I'll just give them each an extra helping of those things, and I'm sure we'll be good to go. :-D

Even though I knew my children were all healthy, this whole situation had me SOOOO stressed out, so it is SUCH a relief to know the results!

Still no word from our caseworker!

Still unsure whether or not this drs physical, along with the bloodwork results, will be sufficient enough for dss.

Still not sure when this mess will be over.

So, yes, I think we will spend atleast a few days over at our friends peaceful sanctuary. Unwind, de-stress, and have some much needed quality bonding time with my family ... reading books, walking through the trees, going on the boat, having a bon fire! Ahhhhhh

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE goats!!! I've wanted my own goats for YEARS now, but we've never been anywhere with enough room. So, this will be a treat. Woot!

1 comment:

  1. looks like a very peaceful place! ENJOY!
    I pray that by now you have found out that they did not find ONE THING to have concern about and that they have dropped the case! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!