Craig, on the other hand, is in bad shape. He woke up with pretty bad CFS symptoms this morning - sore throat, congestion, OI dizziness, and feeling feverish (typical for him). Amazingly, he made it through the entire first marking period without a single school absence (perfect attendance is like the Holy Grail for my kids!). I figured the Friday night school dance plus Saturday soccer and sleep-over were just too much for him. He felt a bit better in the afternoon - as is typical for him on a crash day - and played a little basketball with Jamie when he came home from school. But he came back in after a few minutes, complaining of pain in both knees AND both ankles. He also asked me if queasiness is an OI symptom. So, nausea plus sudden-onset joint pain...you know what I'm thinking, don't you? Sounds an awful lot like Lyme. We'll see how he is tomorrow.
We didn't watch a lot of movies last week, but the two we saw were both amazing:
- Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon, was just as incredible as we'd heard. There was a long waiting list at the library, but it was finally our turn. The whole family loved this moving, inspirational story about how Nelson Mandela used South Africa's rugby team (and its star player, played by Damon) to bring the country together. My Quote it Saturday post was the poem, Invictus, from which the movie takes its name. Highly recommended.
- I also brought Precious home from the library last week. As soon as Ken saw it, he said he didn't want to watch it. I told him I knew that, so I watched it while he was away this weekend. Precious was everything I'd heard it was - violent and disturbing but also moving and exceptional. It's about a young girl working to overcome her abusive upbringing. As I anticipated, the abuse scenes were difficult to watch, but the movie overall was just so poignant and, ultimately, uplifting that it was worth it. After all, the best movies make you feel something, right? This is a brilliant film.
P.S. To hear about what books we're currently reading, check out my Monday post at Book By Book.