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  1. 7 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

    dd13 to play practice

    make copies 

    Cc class

    grocert store for co op stuff 

    prep co op

    I’m feeling quite accomplished today EXCEPT the boys are outside, muddy, on the wet trampoline.  

    And my floor needs to be mopped desperately. 

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  2. 11 hours ago, scbusf said:

    Yes! Let me see if I can do it from my phone .....

    Instant Pot Potato soup https://www.livinglocurto.com/baked-potato-soup-instant-pot/

    General Tso’s Chicken https://momswithcrockpots.com/crockpot-general-tsos-chicken/

    Burrito Bowls https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-slow-cooker-chicken-burrito-bowls-207333?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=managed&utm_content=custompinrecipe&crlt.pid=camp.T5ZCnaBSSVPz&crlt.pid=camp.6W7DiD744TOH

    For the French Dip sandwiches: I slice an onion, put it on the bottom of the crockpot. Put a London Broil roast on top of the onion slices. Pour in a cup or so of beef broth. Cook all day until the roast falls apart. That’s it!!!

    Thanks for the burrito bowl recipe! It’s  in the crockpot now! 😊


  3. 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

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  4. Hi, all. 

    We just made an unplanned trip to the library and I checked out 5-6 books, all of which (except one) are books about . . .books.  

    The only problem with this  is that I’ve barely read anything this week.  I’ve made some progress in The Chosen by Potok and also The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Defede.  I’m still reading The Penderwicks in Spring by Birdsall aloud to my boys and The Year of Impossoble Goodbyes by aloud to my 13 year old daughter. 

    Some weeks are just like this, I guess. I didn’t even listen to any audiobooks this week, opting instead to listen to podcasts. 

     

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  5. 1 hour ago, Mothersweets said:

    Lovely poem, Robin!

    Last week I finished Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. I gave this 4 stars - the first 2/3 of the book was so so good! The last bit felt rushed with lots of characters thrown at you for a few pages and then forgotten. The ending was a bit abrupt, too, but overall it was an unputdownable story about a time and place that I didn't know much of. 

    I just received Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land from my library holds. It's a memoir about a young woman working paycheck to paycheck as a maid, becoming a mother, and struggling to make ends meet. I first heard of this book during an interview with the author on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Anyone else read this yet?

    I read Maid a few weeks ago and enjoyed it.  I’m working on my review for my blog. Thanks for sharing the interview!

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  6. 6 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    I crashed last night.  So tired!

    today:

    up and at ‘em: shower, wash hair, coffee, read, dry hair (ugh)

    church—help with 4&5 class today

    eat out at our favorite pizza joint

    home with kids while dh has church mtg

    allllll the stuff I didn’t finish/do yesterday 

    I decided to stay in town with the kids instead of going home.  We’re doing a little more shopping and making a library run. 

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  7. 5 hours ago, Margaret in CO said:

    1:00 a.m

    I have cattle tomorrow, as dd has to haul her new Charolais heifers up from down valley, and dh has to cover church.

    Already put in over a mile this morning--bad weather and a new calf. Dd came up and we got them in and the calf dried off. They'll spend the night in the shed and we'll tag in the morning. HUGE heifer calf. Might want to save this one. 

    I just finished the kids' letters and then I'm headed to the tub. 

    Good night all!

    Your life amazes me! When do you sleep?!?

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  8. I crashed last night.  So tired!

    today:

    up and at ‘em: shower, wash hair, coffee, read, dry hair (ugh)

    church—help with 4&5 class today

    eat out at our favorite pizza joint

    home with kids while dh has church mtg

    allllll the stuff I didn’t finish/do yesterday 

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  9. 5 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    Busy day here!

    off to coffee shop (probably Starbucks but thought about trying out a local place) to work on CC class (research papers to grade; poetry lecture to prepare) I never get as much done as I think I will.  All I accomplished is thinking through and writing my grading rubric.  

    trip to Office Depot to copy my co-op students’ poems to compile poetry books for them (must print title page first!) I tried. 😖

    Kohl’s to look for top for me? (Kohl’s Cash burning a hole in my pocket—lol) Ended up with a Chaps knit A-line dress—fitted at the waist and then a full skirt.  I didn’t love it on the hanger but when I put it on I immediately knew it was “the one.”  Lol. I like wearing dresses in the spring and summer, and I’ve gained some weight (ugh!), so I need a few things for warmer weather. 

    Sam’s to buy meat and stuff for birthday party

    home to get stuff together for party and wash hair, time permitting 

    6 yo’s family birthday party hosted at my parents’ house because my mom is still house-bound 

    home to do whatever else I didn’t get done and/or collapse  

     

    I just realized there WAS a reason I needed to go to Walmart, but now I have to go home first in order to refrigerate the groceries I bought at Sam’s.  🤪

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  10. 3 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    Busy day here!

    off to coffee shop (probably Starbucks but thought about trying out a local place) to work on CC class (research papers to grade; poetry lecture to prepare) I never get as much done as I think I will.  All I accomplished is thinking through and writing my grading rubric.  

    trip to Office Depot to copy my co-op students’ poems to compile poetry books for them (must print title page first!) I tried. 😖

    Kohl’s to look for top for me? (Kohl’s Cash burning a hole in my pocket—lol)

    Sam’s to buy meat and stuff for birthday party 

    home to get stuff together for party and wash hair, time permitting 

    6 yo’s family birthday party hosted at my parents’ house because my mom is still house-bound 

    home to do whatever else I didn’t get done and/or collapse  

     

    So far I’m not feeling too accomplished.  I need to run by another coffee shop on my way home to see if I can negotiate a deal for fancy coffees for my co op creative writing class on Tuesday for our poetry teatime (coffee?)/ open mic for writing event. 

    But first: shopping! 😅

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  11. In my state, teachers are paid once a month.  My dh and I have always worked in education, so it is the norm for us.  However, I remember what a shock it was for me to quit my part time job (at which I was paid every other week) for my first full time teaching job.  We hired in in August but didn’t get paid until September!  😅 It was quite a shock, in addition to being something of a hardship since I had lots of expenses associated with setting up my first classroom and buying my first teaching wardrobe, etc. 

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  12. 37 minutes ago, SKL said:

    Happy Saturday!

    I keep wanting to share something somewhere ... but it is so horrible and so funny at the same time.  (You may not agree it is funny.  IRL it is not funny, but it would go well in a sit-com.)  So my girls are both 12yo in 7th grade.  They have a very cute, artsy 13yo boy classmate / close friend "C."  Through friends, C lets DD1 know he wants to "ask her out."  (Not sure what that means when you are 3 years shy of driving age & live 7 miles apart.)  DD1 tells DD2 she only wants to be good friends, maybe a little more, but not boyfriend/girlfriend.  But she doesn't know how to say it.  DD2 (knowing what it means) advises DD1 to "tell him you want to be 'friends with benefits.'"  DD1 (not knowing) thinks that sounds good.  Luckily an intermediary [girl] friend "O," also 12, played ambassador, and when DD1 said "tell him I want to be friends with benefits," she got that look and said "no" and suggested better language.  Later DD1 asked O what "friends with benefits" meant.  Only then did she realize what a mess she almost got into.  ....  At dinner DD1 tells me all this and DD2 is laughing hysterically.  My advice to DD1 is to never ever ever repeat something if you don't know what it means.  !!

    So ... on to today ....

    Done: 

    • Got Kid 2 to horse riding.
    • Organized some stuff in my car.
    • Coffeeing up.
    • Made arrangements for a weekend trip in July.
    • Texted with sister.
    • Work discussion.
    • Catching up on social media, emails, news....

    To do:

    • Lots of work.
    • Plan kids' weekend homework and test study.  They have a lot of it!
    • All the laundry.
    • Prep for & participate in AHG girl's Stars & Stripes party.  (My kid is doing a scrapbooking station.)
    • Go for a practice run with my kids at a park.
    • Maybe watch some shows toward the end of the day.
    • Some read-aloud(s).
    • Whatever else gets done.

    Oh, my! That’s hilarious, like you said, IF it happened on tv and not IRL. 

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  13. 1 hour ago, hopeistheword said:

    Busy day here!

    off to coffee shop (probably Starbucks but thought about trying out a local place) to work on CC class (research papers to grade; poetry lecture to prepare)

    trip to Office Depot to copy my co-op students’ poems to compile poetry books for them (must print title page first!)

    Kohl’s to look for top for me? (Kohl’s Cash burning a hole in my pocket—lol)

    Sam’s to buy meat and stuff for birthday party 

    home to get stuff together for party and wash hair, time permitting 

    6 yo’s family birthday party hosted at my parents’ house because my mom is still house-bound 

    home to do whatever else I didn’t get done and/or collapse  

     

    Went by Office Depot to do my business there and the price for color copies was 28 cents more per copy than advertised on their site. 😖. I’ll have to push that task off until Monday when some other print shops open. 

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  14. Busy day here!

    off to coffee shop (probably Starbucks but thought about trying out a local place) to work on CC class (research papers to grade; poetry lecture to prepare) I never get as much done as I think I will.  All I accomplished is thinking through and writing my grading rubric.  

    trip to Office Depot to copy my co-op students’ poems to compile poetry books for them (must print title page first!) I tried. 😖

    Kohl’s to look for top for me? (Kohl’s Cash burning a hole in my pocket—lol) Ended up with a Chaps knit A-line dress—fitted at the waist and then a full skirt.  I didn’t love it on the hanger but when I put it on I immediately knew it was “the one.”  Lol. I like wearing dresses in the spring and summer, and I’ve gained some weight (ugh!), so I need a few things for warmer weather. 

    Sam’s to buy meat and stuff for birthday party

    home to get stuff together for party and wash hair, time permitting 

    6 yo’s family birthday party hosted at my parents’ house because my mom is still house-bound 

    home to do whatever else I didn’t get done and/or collapse  

     

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  15. 2 hours ago, Carrie12345 said:

    I mostly just stalk for ideas, lol.  But I wanted to share that I’ve enjoyed getting my “free” stuff from Kohl’s after dh needed to revamp his wardrobe for his new job title last month. (We hit the men’s sale event when Kohl’s cash was $15 on $50, plus points.) I just spent the last of it on replenishing little boy socks!

     

    THIS is why I love Kohl’s!  Sure, it’s not really free, but I find their sale prices as good as or better than most of my other local options.  


  16. Frugalish win:  used Kohl’s Cash for  both dds strapless bras which they’ve been wanting/needing for a while.  Dd14 is going to our homeschool co op formal and needed one for her dress (just sleeveless but with a weird cut that shows more shoulder) and dd13 has wanted/needed one for a while for a few “cold shoulder” type tops

    I still have a bit of Kohl’s cash left 🎉

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  17. 8 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    Morning all. I flaked yesterday because I was too busy and overwhelmed to post.  Too many days of getting kids out the door AND doing school so me in.  Does it ever end? 

    Today:

    Coffee/reading/quiet time

    strip beds

    laundry running

    shower

    Spaghetti sauce x 2 in instant pot slow cooker

    bake brownies with little guys for later poetry tea time

    print dd13’s math test

    School with boys

    keep laundry going (decided to wait until after soccer to wash boys’ clothes)

    lunch

    meatballs in spaghetti sauce

    girls’ school stuff

    poetry tea time plus start our “poet tree” (forgot to do the poet-tree! 😑)

    Ds8 to soccer practice (this is a makeup because of all the rain!) (CANCELLED because of wet fields)

    home for supper

    take spaghetti etc to my parents

    grocery order/ Aldi trip for stock up /Sam’s trip for stock up 

    make beds

    work on (place?) Christian Book Distributors homeschool order for next year 

    think through this very jam-packed weekend 

     

     

     

    Decided to go to Publix for some sale items instead of orderinf  online from Walmart

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  18. 5 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

    Morning all. I flaked yesterday because I was too busy and overwhelmed to post.  Too many days of getting kids out the door AND doing school so me in.  Does it ever end? 

    Today:

    Coffee/reading/quiet time

    strip beds

    laundry running

    shower

    Spaghetti sauce x 2 in instant pot slow cooker

    bake brownies with little guys for later poetry tea time

    print dd13’s math test

    School with boys

    keep laundry going (decided to wait until after soccer to wash boys’ clothes)

    lunch

    meatballs in spaghetti sauce

    girls’ school stuff

    poetry tea time plus start our “poet tree” (forgot to do the poet-tree! 😑)

    Ds8 to soccer practice (this is a makeup because of all the rain!) (CANCELLED because of wet fields)

    home for supper

    take spaghetti etc to my parents

    grocery order/ Aldi trip for stock up /Sam’s trip for stock up 

    make beds

    work on (place?) Christian Book Distributors homeschool order for next year 

    think through this very jam-packed weekend 

     

     

     

    I have an unexpected hour + free due to cancelled soccer practice. Maybe I’ll get it all done, after all.😝

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