(Know WHY it's wonderful? I'm over 1/2 way through our second school week!) ::snort::
Quote of the Day: As we came out of Sam's Zander said, "What's that smell?" and Nolan answered, "Probably dead bugs!" as we crunched our way across the cricket strewn parking lot. I don't remember this many bugs everywhere the past two years.
The day began rough. The older boys went to the base early to work out with Michael. I had no one to watch the little ones. I didn't make it to Curves and it was too late for me to do a video at home by the time I remembered that option. I don't think well in the a.m. I don't even have coffee to perk me up. Liz - would m/m's work, I wonder???? I needed to move it to make it to the airport in time to say goodbye to one of our chaplains who deployed this a.m.
I forgot I went to Sam's club after the airport. Good thing we took this photo. Yeah - I TELL you I blog for family and friends...but really it's so that I can REMEMBER what I've done in a day!
Stacia loves her cheese.
I had the Turbo Three with me. The other four had worked on school. Jared and Arielle had made an Egyptian garden. I love the little parrot.I had plans to make a salt dough map today (really I did), but I knew the week was spinning out of control.
I decided that today, I needed to follow my own sage wisdom. I did FIRST THINGS FIRST. First on my list were: call in produce co-op order and pay bills. I interrupted paying bills to come post a summary of the day. I'm done with the bills but working on that new budget thing....before I spend the $ left after paying the bills. ::snort::
No, I didn't make it to school...but the little ones have been playing Egypt. They also did their "book work". The older ones got done. I DID have a talk with the two older young men - I reminded them that *I* had said our goal was to organize and get the FIRST week done by the end of THIS week....so.....They are stressing to finish week 2 and I'm thinking the stress is NOT needed. It's a short week....I started the last week of August so we could have a gentle start....but they seem to like thrills....usually I wait until the MONDAY AFTER LABOR DAY!!!! Really, there is no need for all this pressure.
OK - what was I talking about. Oh - yeah - we didn't do couch school today, we didn't make pyramids or a salt dough map....but we DID get the produce order called in and we DID get bills paid....and I DID make dinner....so really I got the main things done.
We are going camping! Yippee and ugh....in other words my first thing first list is going to be impossible tomorrow. ::snort:: Michael and the older boys are bringing "The Caboose" home.