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  1. 2 minutes ago, MysteryJen said:

    Found the charger and cord- dh plugged it in behind the toaster oven to charge his phone while making breakfast. Why? 

    Of course, I might have found it earlier, if I remembered I toasted a slice of bread around 10 am today.

    It's still in there.

    My charging cord ends up in the same place when I’m working in the kitchen! 🤪

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  2. 6 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

     Snuggle with boys in bed

    coffee

    order dd13 ballet slippers for play costume

    read

    shower

    Supper in crockpot (porkchops)

    laundry (ongoing)

    school boys

    lunch

    work on supper

    Girls one-on-one (with one; ran out of time for both, though I did help her through some sticky geometry)

    out and about: dd13 to play practice; dd14 to get her dress hemmed for the upcoming co op formal; ds8 to soccer practice 

    home to supper 

    figure out SAT stuff (I’m the co op testing admin this year 🥴) and send emails 

    whatever else I manage to do 

     

     

    I’m patting myself on the back because I more or less have supper done. All we’ll have to do is come home after soccer practice and warm it up. 👍🏼

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  3. 25 minutes ago, alisoncooks said:

    I'm with you on this. Cleanliness I require but personal grooming of hair is...personal. And optional. My oldest (almost 13) shaves, and has  for years. My youngest shaved last summer (like 1x) and decided it's not worth the trouble. I go out of my way to let them know that, while shaving is socially the norm, many women and many cultures do not. (So they may get some peer pressure to shave but from me they get "body hair is normal but shaving is an acceptable thing.)

    (Mini rant: I have not and will not suggest my girls groom eyebrows. I don't like suggesting that a natural part of their face is wrong/unpleasant. They know I groom my brows, but unless your child is teased for a unibrow or something, I think that can hold off a few years.)

    I totally struggle with this issue. My girls have heavy brows (as did I) and have been needled about them a bit.  Both girls have opted to wax theirs, but only one has continued to pluck (to my knowledge, hers being the most noticeable).  Both girls have upper lip hair, also, but only one has opted for bleaching at present.  I’ve looked into electrolysis for them at their request, but aside from the expense, it is also not done locally under the age of 18. I’m very torn about whether or not to order the non-bleaching dd another option (or even just suggest following her sister’s suit) because if it doesn’t bother her, why should I mention it?  Yet I think it DOES bother her so I don’t want to ignore it.  It’s a sensitive quandary. 🤔

     

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  4. 2 hours ago, TravelingChris said:

    Good Morning!

    • pick up medicines at Publix and take bp med (of course, they didn't call in one medicine correctly so I have to drive to show them box)
    • laundry
    • trip planning
    • talking to pharmacists (1 down), making appointments, picking up more meds/// if in, dropping off dead meds, returning library books 
    • take shot at 11am
    • ancestry.com
    • try to find someone to talk with (psych, Stephen Minister, etc)
    • what the hell is wrong w/ my brain (print out article)
    • check if my doctor responded to article request or how to get access to JAMA article
    • dinner/
    • stress kills
    • What kind of hepatitis do I probably have- drug induced (which one) or autoimmune or fluke of testing/?

    I’m sorry you’re struggling, Chris.  Are you the Chris who lives in north Alabama?

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  5. 2 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

     Snuggle with boys in bed

    coffee

    order dd13 ballet slippers for play costume

    read

    shower

    Supper in crockpot (porkchops)

    laundry (load one in progress)

    school boys (in progress)

    lunch

    work on supper 

    Girls one-on-one

    out and about: dd13 to play practice; dd14 to get her dress hemmed for the upcoming co op formal; ds8 to soccer practice 

    home to supper 

    figure out SAT stuff (I’m the co op testing admin this year 🥴) and send emails 

    whatever else I manage to do 

     

     

    Somehow I managed to get involved in helping dd14 bake about a million frozen cookies for a church event.  😅

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  6. We almost have the opposite problem at our house with our 13 and 14 yo girls (the frequency part, not the length—45 min.x2 per night! 😵), but I have a sneaking suspicion it’s because long, frequent showers and baths are good ways to get away from little brothers. 😝

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  7.  Snuggle with boys in bed

    coffee

    order dd13 ballet slippers for play costume

    read

    shower

    Supper in crockpot (porkchops)

    laundry (ongoing)

    school boys

    lunch

    work on supper

    Girls one-on-one (with one; ran out of time for both, though I did help her through some sticky geometry)

    out and about: dd13 to play practice; dd14 to get her dress hemmed for the upcoming co op formal; ds8 to soccer practice

    home to supper

    figure out SAT stuff (I’m the co op testing admin this year 🥴) and send emails 

    whatever else I manage to do 

     

     

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  8. 14 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    . . . . and I just lost my post. Ugh. 😵

    Up and at 'em. 

    Coffee. 

    Work on CC class prep (because I passed out last night in the middle of trying to prep) [to be continued. . .]

    Shower and get ready

    School with boys

    Lunch

    Get ready for funeral

    Attend my uncle's funeral

    Run out and visit my mom? (may do this after class--she is unable to attend her brother's funeral due to being housebound/unable to walk due to her hip not healing properly after surgery)

    Finish CC prep

    Teach CC class

    Go home and have my midweek "Oh my goodness! Where has the week gone? The house is a wreck and I have so much laundry to do and stuff to put away and and and and" freak out

    I’ve had a good evening.  We discussed four poems in my CC class tonight, and poetry is my favorite thing to teach. I went out and visited my parents after class and got to visit with my cousin, too, who was here today from out of town for the funeral.

    I’ve decided to forego my usual freak out and just go to bed to read for a bit. 😝  I’ve made a to-do list for tomorrow already, and I’ll just tackle it then. 

     

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  9. 8 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    . . . . and I just lost my post. Ugh. 😵

    Up and at 'em. 

    Coffee. 

    Work on CC class prep (because I passed out last night in the middle of trying to prep) [to be continued. . .]

    Shower and get ready

    School with boys

    Lunch

    Get ready for funeral

    Attend my uncle's funeral

    Run out and visit my mom? (may do this after class--she is unable to attend her brother's funeral due to being housebound/unable to walk due to her hip not healing properly after surgery)

    Finish CC prep

    Teach CC class

    Go home and have my midweek "Oh my goodness! Where has the week gone? The house is a wreck and I have so much laundry to do and stuff to put away and and and and" freak out

    The funeral was 100% my uncle. He did not attend church anywhere, so the pastor that did the service did it as a way of serving his friend, my cousin.  My cousin (uncle's son) shared all kinds of humorous anecdotes about my uncle.  My uncle was quite a character, to say the least. Anyway, it was an unusual but very fitting service.

    Now I'm back home to cram prep for my CC class.  I'll go out and visit my mom after class.  DH took off for the funeral and has the kids out and about and will take them to church activities tonight.

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  10. 4 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    . . . . and I just lost my post. Ugh. 😵

    Up and at 'em. 

    Coffee. 

    Work on CC class prep (because I passed out last night in the middle of trying to prep) [to be continued. . .]

    Shower and get ready

    School with boys

    Lunch

    Get ready for funeral

    Attend my uncle's funeral

    Run out and visit my mom? (may do this after class--she is unable to attend her brother's funeral due to being housebound/unable to walk due to her hip not healing properly after surgery)

    Finish CC prep

    Teach CC class

    Go home and have my midweek "Oh my goodness! Where has the week gone? The house is a wreck and I have so much laundry to do and stuff to put away and and and and" freak out

    Got the first bit of my day done—now on to the funeral + CC class part.  Getting school finished on 75 degree, sunny days is not easy (for me or the boys 😝).

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  11. We've decided that cash-only just doesn't work for us.  I don't know why. It's so difficult for us to manage to keep the money dispersed between us as needed. That, and we have a hard time getting by the bank to restock our money, etc. 

    So our new plan is to use debit but track it better.

    I don't know. Sometimes it feels like the "new" habits (that we try over and over and over again to implement) will never stick.

    On the upside, we're in better financial shape than we've been in many years thanks to simply paying more attention.  

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  12. . . . . and I just lost my post. Ugh. 😵

    Up and at 'em. 

    Coffee. 

    Work on CC class prep (because I passed out last night in the middle of trying to prep) [to be continued. . .]

    Shower and get ready

    School with boys

    Lunch

    Get ready for funeral

    Attend my uncle's funeral

    Run out and visit my mom? (may do this after class--she is unable to attend her brother's funeral due to being housebound/unable to walk due to her hip not healing properly after surgery)

    Finish CC prep

    Teach CC class

    Go home and have my midweek "Oh my goodness! Where has the week gone? The house is a wreck and I have so much laundry to do and stuff to put away and and and and" freak out

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  13. 14 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    It’s our last regular co op day today!  Hurrah and also boo!  We all (and I especially) could use a break, but we will miss the dedicated time each week to see our homeschool posse.

    Never fear! We actually have co-op related activities scheduled for the next two weeks! And then dd13’s play, which goes live mid-May, involves many of her bffs. 

    So, today:

    up and at ‘em

    Wash hair

    dry hair

    coffee, etc.

    finish packing up

    pick up coffees for creative writing class

    Teach two co op classes

    lunch

    pick up printing

    call spa about pedicure?

    teach final co op class

    co op end of year celebration

    take dd13 and her friend to practice

    HOME!

    Pedicure? (It’s hard to get an appointment)

    supper prep (every man for himself!)

    ds8’s first soccer game (way too late) (if it isn’t cancelled due to soggy fields)

    crash

    Ds8 made the first goal of the season for his team!

    and now I have to go work on my CC class, which I totally left off my list at o’dark thirty this morning. 😑

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  14. 9 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    It’s our last regular co op day today!  Hurrah and also boo!  We all (and I especially) could use a break, but we will miss the dedicated time each week to see our homeschool posse.

    Never fear! We actually have co-op related activities scheduled for the next two weeks! And then dd13’s play, which goes live mid-May, involves many of her bffs. 

    So, today:

    up and at ‘em

    Wash hair

    dry hair

    coffee, etc.

    finish packing up

    pick up coffees for creative writing class

    Teach two co op classes

    lunch

    pick up printing

    call spa about pedicure?

    teach final co op class

    co op end of year celebration

    take dd13 and her friend to practice

    HOME!

    Pedicure? (It’s hard to get an appointment)

    supper prep 🤔

    ds8’s first soccer game (way too late) (if it isn’t cancelled due to soggy fields)

    crash

    I’m home for a quick unload of the van and then I’m off for my pedicure!  My dmil and dh often give me spa gift certificates for Christmas, etc., and I save them for pedicures.  ❣️

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  15. It’s our last regular co op day today!  Hurrah and also boo!  We all (and I especially) could use a break, but we will miss the dedicated time each week to see our homeschool posse.

    Never fear! We actually have co-op related activities scheduled for the next two weeks! And then dd13’s play, which goes live mid-May, involves many of her bffs. 

    So, today:

    up and at ‘em

    Wash hair

    dry hair

    coffee, etc.

    finish packing up

    pick up coffees for creative writing class

    Teach two co op classes

    lunch

    pick up printing

    call spa about pedicure?

    teach final co op class

    co op end of year celebration

    take dd13 and her friend to practice

    HOME!

    Pedicure? (It’s hard to get an appointment)

    supper prep (every man for himself!)

    ds8’s first soccer game (way too late) (if it isn’t cancelled due to soggy fields)

    crash

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  16. 1 hour ago, fairfarmhand said:

    Oh goodness, my kid did that for awhile. He did it so much (he’s an extremely verbal kid) that no one could stand it. It was cute the first little bit but dang....it got old fast! He practically has the whole set we own memorized and will quote them at random times. 

    YES!  YES! YES! My guy is extremely verbal, too.  I’ll admit I still get cracked up at Calvin, so I’m sure that doesn’t help discourage him (& I really don’t want to DIScourage him, exactly). . .but DANG!  Sometimes my ears need a break! 😬😂

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  17. 13 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    Morning, all!

    coffee, etc

    figure out exactly who’s in my creative writing class and send email to parents with coffee shop menu for orders for last day poetry slam/“teatime” 

    School prep

    discuss soccer practice with dh before he leaves for work (except it’s raining buckets at the moment, so maybe it’ll be too wet again)

    co op prep (time permitting—would be nice!)

    laundry (in process—load in dryer; dry flat clothes spread all over the bed)

    call about color copies

    return Spanish curriculum call (didn’t know I had a voicemail from them until dh saw it on my phone last night🙄)

    think about supper (In crockpot)

    boy wrangling (forever)

    go over dd13’s math test with her

    set dd14 up with her Spanish test

    school with boys

    lunch

    finish with boys if necessary 

    girls’ one-on-one (Interrupted by a phone call)

    dd13 to play practice

    make copies

    Cc class

    grocert store for co op stuff

    prep co op

    I feel so ahead of the game tonight! All I have to do for the rest of the night is prep our co op stuff. And I only really have one class to prep for tomorrow because the others are poetry tea times that just require me to gather books and snacks, etc. 🎉🎉

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