6:20 am: We failed to pass along the correct information to the little ones. At 6:20, they were up and playing in the hallway instead of sleeping. The wrath of mom occurred which sent them back to playing behind closed doors. Fortunately, they managed to play pretty well for another hour or so. But they did keep checking to see if I was still in bed or already in the kitchen (ie: it's breakfast time!).
7:50 am: Breakfast. Cereal, cereal, or cereal? What’s your choice? Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or Lucky Charms?
8:30 am: Into the office to try and fix the “White Screen of Death” on the kids computer. Almost an hour later, no such luck yet. But at least everything important is saved to the external drive. I hope.
9:35 am: I started trying to kick the teens out of bed in anticipation of the exterminator's arrival at 10:30. I suspected Orman, the bug guy, may arrive sooner than expected so started early on getting the kids on their feet. The rousing didn’t go very well. It took lots of sly work on the part of mom to get them moving. Finally, the only thing that worked was the sound of the doorbell 45 minutes early. Eeek!
Poor Orman. He saw all of us in our jammies and had the superb experience of the little girls following him from room to room telling him what to do. He’s been with us for 11 years though so he’s fine with it. Whew.
10:45 am: Showers and shedding of jammies came next and was completed in short time---after all, they are short people. Mommy headed out to BJ’s to restock the supply of food which was sorely needed.
12:30 pm: After stocking the pantry, freezer, and fridge,
I turned to see the silliness in my kitchen.
Yes, this is why I go to superstores. For the fun of playing with and squishing boxes. Oh, and the girls dressed themselves as twins today. Good luck guessing who is who!!
12:58 pm: Alex and I left for a 1:00 hair appointment. Hmm. Think we’ll be late? He was not too thrilled to be under the
What a son.
1:45 pm: After a quick lunch, the girls and I headed for the library. Katie
I had picked up five books when I realized there is no way I’ll finish all these in the next two weeks AND teach kindergarten each day. Well, I can’t just call in sick so I guess I’ll be renewing to enjoy over Christmas. I wanted to get more but reality kicked in. I’ll get as far as I can in the next two weeks, renew, and get more for the holidays.
3:00 pm: After returning home, I spent time on my promise to Meggie for her art project. Meggie? I don’t have any kids named that, do I? Let me check.
Hee hee. Meggie is Teresa’s daughter and is currently involved in an art project in which she is looking for pictures of children from China. If you are interested in sharing pics of your kids, please check out Meggie’s post on her mom's blog! It's dated December 5 and called, "Help for the Teenager".
4:00 pm: Whew. Pictures sent to Meggie. Time to sit and read one of my new books. I sat for about five minutes when I realized I had promised the kids cookies today.
4:20 pm: Cookies are started. Can you smell them baking? Sniff, sniff. Try harder. Now can you smell them?
5:20 pm: Kitchen is cleaned up and ready for dinner. Steak and potatoes tonight. Can’t wait!! Daddy needs to hurry.....
5:40 pm: The soldier arrives home. Did he play nice on his first day of school?
Nah, not really school but the first day back on the job as a Major of Field Artillery for the US Army.
Don’t you just love a man in uniform? Or is it just me??
6:00 pm: Search Katie's car for her missing camera. Hmm. No camera but lots of other stuff.
She must have a secret stash of food that I don't know about. What I don't understand is the Irish dance shoe in the backseat. She has not danced in several years. Oh yes, it was for an art project a few weeks ago. Gee, do you think it's time to clean out the car? Oh, and by the way, the camera wasn't there.
6:40 pm: Dinner is served.
Darn it, forgot to get a picture of the steak. Gee, it was good!
8:00 pm: Fire is started and sparkling in the fireplace.
8:30 pm: Stories are read, girls are in bed and surprisingly quiet.
9:30 pm: Fingers are crossed for a calm evening and great day tomorrow!!
I will leave you with this lovely portrait of Katie and Alex. They decided to play Jingle Bells with their nose-blowing this morning. Be thankful I don’t have it on video.
Be very thankful.