It has been a busy week here so I am not sure where to start. I guess I will begin with today and go backwards. We got up this morning with the thought that we were just going to do a couple of subjects and bake cookies. I did prayer and Bible with Tyler and then spent some time with Christian. I am trying to get him interested in some of the new tasks I have for him but he is being a little resistant to the new boxes. One box is sorting socks and attaching a clothespin to each pair and for some reason he really dislikes that one. We are enjoying singing and signing some new fall songs together. I have a great book called Piggyback Songs to Sign and it has some simple songs that have some easy signing with them. Christian can't do the signs himself but he likes me to make the signs with his hands for him. We are especially enjoying a song called Leaves are Falling on My Nose which is sung to the tune of Jingle Bells. It is a lot of fun.
Right around lunchtime I got a call from the doctor and I was so excited because we have been waiting for our referral to a specialist for Tyler. It turns out to be the nurse and the doctors office calling to inform me that as they were processing the referral through Tricare (military health insurance) they were told that they were no longer his Primary Care Physician and therefore they can't give him a referral. I was listening to her and getting more upset by the minute. To beat all Tricare had told them that I had changed his PCM. I told her I hadn't and that I would call Tricare which I did (after I calmed down a little). The man at Tricare tells me that not only is our doctor now not our PCM but she never was. Needless to say I was about ready to lose my mind. Here it turns out that when we changed over from Tricare Standard which is like regular health insurance to Tricare Prime which is more like an HMO last month and we were told we could pick out a doctor from THEIR LIST (which I did) the Naval Hospital here in town decided to refuse our choices without notifying us. I didn't even know they could do that! The only reason we switched in the first place is because we were told we could pick our doctors. Stay tuned because this story only gets better. My husband then calls the Naval Hospital and ... gets an answering machine! They finally call him back and he explains the situation to the lady and she says that should be no problem to clear up but she can't do it so she will have someone else call him back. So another person calls him back eventually and tells him that he MIGHT be able to change it if he will come over to the hospital and fill out a request form stating why we want our PCMs changed. After he fills out the form apparently someone has to approve the change and in around a week or so if it is approved they will allow Tricare to change it. In the meantime Tyler can't see the doctor unless we take him to the Naval Hospital which is NOT going to happen. No offense to the Navy or anyone in it but we have had too many bad experiences there. Christian also can't go to his checkup so that will have to be rescheduled too. It makes me so mad! Tyler was in the middle of needing more testing and now he is going to have to wait even longer and the man at the Naval Hospital didn't even seem to care. I guess if we have to switch back to standard coverage and pay out of pocket expenses again we will. It doesn't seem right though. My husband has served for 18 years now and we should be at least able to get good medical care.
Well now I got myself all upset again and can't remember what else I was going to type. Let me see. School this week has been pretty good. Tyler really loved learning about Habakkuk the other day in Bible. He was even able to see the parallels between now and Habakkuk's time. We also did a fun experiment about chemical reactions that went very well. Christian is very energetic this week so we are doing more floortime than workboxes. That is okay though. I think it is time we both enjoy. Especially when we do anything with music.
I have been working on reading Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus still. I am reading it very slowly because it is so good and I want to make sure I take it all in. I have been reading about what it truly meant to be a disciple of a Rabbi in Jesus' time. It completely engulfed their whole lives. I have been thinking about how many of us that call ourselves christians try to live without really giving our complete lives over to following Christ. It has given me much to think on and pray over. If you haven't read it I really encourage you to.
I am looking forward to this weekend. Friday night I am going out to Olive Garden with the ladies from our homeschool group. I can't wait the pasta is calling me. They also have pumpkin cheesecake there for fall and I love anything pumpkin. Also on Sunday is my birthday. I am not sure what we are doing yet but I would just like to do something fun as a family.
That's about all I have to say for now. I'm sorry for the lack of pictures. I keep forgetting.
I hope everyone is having a terrific fall so far.
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