Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Going to bed with the house picked up makes all the difference.

And, yes, Grandpa, I know the actual house wouldn't be literally picked up but I think you know what I mean.

Today was a full day. It started as the first day since school has started that I actually woke the girls up instead of just waiting until they woke up on their own. I hopped out of bed bright and early this morning and took a shower. This NEVER happens. It was nice to get a little head start on the day before the chaos would begin.

We got in the car -didn't melt before we had pulled out of the driveway, for a change- and started on our way. I had to stop at the McDonald's for coffee first and foremost because I already felt the need to take a nap and it wasn't even nine o'clock yet. We stopped at Mom's to drop off some food that I needed to take to my cousin's house later on in the day, and exchanged Eily for Lillie. Eily really, really, really wanted to spend the morning with Grandma and Grandpa so Mom took her to story hour and then dropped her off at their house. In the meantime, the girls and I made our way to the house that will be our home-away-from-home every Wednesday.

There are several families in our area/my life that homeschool and we are all meeting once a week to do some extra-curricular classes such as cooking, writing, music, a Montessori style class, manners, etc...
The house hasn't been lived in for a few years so it had a lot of cleaning that needed to be accomplished. We worked hard all morning (some of us more than others)(and I'm the others, not the more)(baby was a little cantankerous this morning) and then Rachel and I ordered the kids some pizza and took off. Rachel went home. I went to Mom's house. (Isn't this thrilling?)

First, I stopped by The Grandparent's home to get Eily. They were all having such a wonderful, sweet time together that I decided to say, "Yes" to the pleas to continue the visit. And Eily wanted to stay, too. So I went next door to Mom's and prepared the rest of the food, went to the grocery store to get even more food, ate some food and weighed/portioned some food. Then we headed out the door to take the food to Stephanie's house. She just had a baby a week ago and all the women from church are taking turns bringing supper to the new little family of three. Just in case you are wondering, I brought Peach-Whiskey BBQ Chicken, broccoli, mashed potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, yeast rolls and strawberry cheesecake. FYI, the chicken? uh-mazing.

Then I got back in the car, put the baby's passy in her mouth, wished I had a passy to put in Claire's screaming mouth and started for home.

And that was basically my day. What was your day like?

Oh yeah, and I went and got Eily at some point before going home.

Then End.

4 comments:

Chad & Bonny Day said...

Woah. Busy Busy day. I would love to know how your other days go as far as homeschooling goes. Do ya'll meet together everyday or just once/week? Do you (when you teach by yourself) teach all day, or for a few hours/day?

My day yesterday consisted of cleaning and grocery shopping and taking care of little ones..nothing exciting! Miss you!

AIMA said...

1. Unplanned, extra-early start at 3:30 a.m.
2. Nap at 5:00 a.m.
3. Tended to whiny, sick kids. (No school today because of sickness..probably could have anyway. Oh, well.)
4. Packed away a ton of hand-me-downs that have been gathering in the floor of my closet since the tornado in May when we gave away our Rubbermaid totes.
5. Terminix man came. (The reason I packed the clothes away in such a hurry.)
6. Suddenly, the kids are cheerful and engaging with someone besides Mom to talk to.
7. Lunch and a story.
8. Rest time interrupted by vomiting phlegm, pooping, and general complaints.
9. Supper.
10. Took Matt to class and the boys to Wal-Mart.
11. Finally enjoying a quiet house.
P.S. Your dinner for Stephanie made mine sound pitiful. It was lacking to start out, plus Matt forgot one dish when he delivered it.

Gwendolyn said...

Aw, I loved reading all this. especially the part about Eily playng at Grandma and Grandpa´s house. Can´t wait to come see you. Your food sounds amazing.

Debbi said...

I LOVED the part about a passy for Claire:)haha

Eily is so loving. When Jason and the girls arrived...she was so excited she could NOT contain herself.
She was kicking her legs and waving her arms (still strapped in the car seat) and yelling..."I'm sooooo excited"!!!!!!!!!
What a love bug!!!! her smile covered her whole face and part of the backseat!ha
Love those girls! kiss them for me!