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  1. Whew! So glad its nothing urgent and scary! πŸ‘ I got home about 12:15am so I was pretty close to my goal of midnight. 😊 I worked today at the last minute so I didn't have schoolwork put together and ready for dh. He took the kids to the library and a few other errands. They went for a nature walk this afternoon. I'll be better prepared for next week. We are doing family movie night right now and I'm folding laundry while we sit here and watch. I am officially a student myself now, as of today. After the kids are in bed, I'm hitting the books! 😱 Lots of changes around here all at once but we'll manage. ☺️
  2. HSL- lol about your kids states game! They sound like my kids! πŸ˜πŸ‘ Critter- anything medical appointment is exhausting. You are preaching to the choir. I hope you got some rest! Journey-I hope your son's issues continue to improve! Well, we found ourselves in crisis mode on Tuesday so not much school work got done. Dd and ds did math and handwriting. They got a lot of free reading time in while dh and I dealt with things. And a lot of video games, too, unfortunately. We made it to our evening activity which proved to be a nice escape. Yesterday, we did some volunteer work in the morning and the kids got to spend some time with their friends. I had a ton of errands to do in the afternoon but the kids managed to convince me to squeeze in a library trip. Today, I have an appointment this morning, then the kids are going to a relative's house for lots of outdoor time. Gardening, playing in the woods, and at the creek. They will have tons of fun. I am travelling several hours to another relative's hs graduation. I probably won't be back til midnight so dh will have to help shower the filthy creek kids and get them to bed. That should be interesting! 🀣 So this first week back to the books doesn't seem to be involving very many books! πŸ˜‚
  3. I like the Wal-Mart off brand in the green can better than Batiste! 😁 I also like Not Your Mother's and the best one I've used is the salon quality Morrocan Oil for Dark Tones. I only get that one when I've filled my punch card at the salon and can get it for 25% off. I don't like Batiste or Ogx or Renpure. I haven't tried any others. For me it works best to be sprayed on as a very light application in many places. So I hold the can pretty far away to get that fine mist and I flip all my hair to one side and spray. Then I part a section just above that and spray, and repeat, working my way up and around to the other side and all my hair is flipped the other direction. I hope that makes sense. I also spread apart the cowlick at the back of my head and spray there. Then I brush, brush, brush to blend it in really well. That method really gets all the roots and prevents that dull appearance a p.p. mentioned. Aside from dry shampoo, I use the Suave Daily Clarifying shampoo 90% of the time. (I use a tea tree shampoo the other 10%) I've tried others but always come back to Suave because its cheap and does just as good of a job. I don't find it to be heavy at all. The opposite in fact. Products like Tresseme, Pantene, Dove, and others... those are the heavy shampoos imho. Dd has oily +dandruff, too and she uses Head + Shoulders or a tea tree shampoo or the Suave clarifying. She also uses Sea Breeze astringent on the scalp recommended by her pediatrician. Conditioner only on the ends. Okay, I'm done with my hair novel for tonight! πŸ˜‚
  4. You guys, I can't even remember the last time I posted here and what was going on. Its been nuts. We started back to school work today after a THREE week break for moving. That was waaaay longer than I wanted. Oh, well. What's done is done. We started a new read aloud: Gifts of an Eagle. Has anyone here read it? A (An?) homeschool mom I stalk on Instagram has been singing its praises so I thought we'd give it a whirl. Dd and ds did a spelling lesson, handwriting lesson, and a math lesson each. Then an impromptu lesson on colors surfaced for the preschooler and all the kids were gathering toys and trinkets to make ROY G BIV. They were cute helping ds4 learn his colors. They taught him a song and everything. 😊 πŸ’ž He really knows them all but forgets how to say "yellow" so he asks what it is. That's all we managed to accomplish for our first day back after a long break but its better than nothing! We'll see what Tuesday brings!
  5. Ours match but only because I moved here back when you couldn't move numbers between carriers and my original carrier didn't have good signal in the new area. Also a problem that's pretty much a non issue these days. But I thought everyone kept their number. I wouldn't bat an eye if someone gave me a number with a different area code.
  6. Finally Friday! Allergy injections for ds, probably a couple more errands while we are out, more unpacking to be done, and various other tasks that piled on late last night and are hard and make me want to cry. Life as care giver is really difficult sometimes. πŸ˜–
  7. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! πŸ‘
  8. Oooh, I'm going to look for these today! I make last day of school gifts for my kids and the ps neighbor girls. These would go perfectly in their gift baskets! Thanks for sharing!
  9. Yesterday was exhausting with all the shopping and activities. We are getting a slow start this morning. Today, I am focusing on the boys' room and the homeschool materials so we can get back to school next week.
  10. Is this the book you are referring to? If so, this is the one I have and its really good. It changed my mind about the Instant Pot.
  11. Well, I was right! Yesterday got derailed. I had to mow the grass rarher than unpack the kids rooms because it had been almost 2 weeks since the last mow and we were expected to have a rainy rest of the week. I got the kitchen and living room unpacked so that's a win! So unpacking the kids rooms got moved to today. Except that unpacking dd's room took all day! That girl and all her super special and important things! 😬 So we'll see what tomorrow brings. I am doubtful much unpacking will get done. I have to shop for upcoming graduations and weddings. I have to grocery shop. I said I was going to do that on Monday but we had enough to get by until our regular shopping day. We have an evening activity. So yep, tomorrow is hopeless! Will we ever get back to school work? 😭
  12. HSL: I missed something somewhere... Did you go on vacation? I hope you had a good time, if so. 😊 We are back from our 3 day weekend road trip so that means we need to get groceries. Since last week was so busy, I have every room of the house only partially unpacked. This is driving me crazy. Every other time I've moved, I've had the entire house unpacked the next day. So today's goal is to unpack as much as I possibly can. I'd really like to have the kitchen, living room, and the kids rooms 100% done by the end of the day. That would allow us to get back to school work tomorrow. I also have a very important thing to do online today, and I'm not sure how long its going to take. I'm probably forgetting a million other things and the day will derail spectacularly, but whatever, at least I'm starting off strong with a plan! 😎
  13. Wishing you all the best, Critter! We are headed on a 3 day weekend road trip to our favorite city! Today and tomorrow will be highly educational with lots of outdoor fun and time with family and friends we don't see often. So I will get to count quite a bit of school time. Sunday is up in the air. We'll see what we get up to. 😊
  14. Critter, I loved geometry in high school too, and am hoping my kids do as well! And, yes, that is very cool that you get to read books not on the shelves yet! Today, we went to the local library so we could check out books since the library yesterday wasn't one we could check out from. Then we got a few groceries and now we are back in the big city for yet another medical appointment. For one of the kids this time. We did go to Barnes & Noble before the appointment so the kids could use up some gift cards. So its been a lovely book centered couple of days! πŸ’ž
  15. Good morning! We are at the library in the big city while dh is at a medical appt. Its sooooo nice to sit in a comfy chair surrounded by well organized books rather than boxes! I'm totally counting this as school time!
  16. Good Tuesday Morning! Its way too early here but I'm awake and can't fall back asleep so πŸ™„ Week two of Two Crazy Weeks is done. Although this week is turning out to be pretty crazy as well. Since everything got put on hold for house stuff, now life stuff is getting piled on this week. Today is one more crazy hectic full day finishing up at the old house. And then... you guys should see the mayhem I'm dealing with here. Its going to take forever to get this place unpacked and organized. πŸ˜₯
  17. Well, week one of two crazy weeks is done. We managed to do our modified school lessons Monday through Thursday last week. Friday was super hectic and lessons didn't happen. After today (2 hours shopping just at Lowes, for instance) I can tell we will need to take this entire week completely off. Serendipitous Journey: Welcome! I'm sorry to hear you've had a rough year. I hope things look up for you. A mostly free London trip sounds like a fantastic step in a positive direction! I'm not sure how much I'll be around this week, so have a great week, everyone!
  18. Based on the coments here, it seems that sea salt and other greys need very bright natural light to work in a room. I'm starting to rethink color options because there are a lot of huge shade trees in the yard and I'm thinking maybe we need a warmer tone. Although, I'm not sure it will go with my furniture. I think I'm going to paint everyting a basic white primer just so the walls aren't gross and then over the next few months while living there, I'll do some large samples in various locations of the house and decide on a color. Thanks for all your help everyone! If anyone has any other ideas, feel free to post them! I'd love to hear them. 😊
  19. @Ottakee and @Patty Joanna I'll have to check that out. The floors are a honey tone...
  20. See, this is why I don't like to paint a house right away. I like to live in the house for a full year before I paint the walls so I can get a really good picture of light in every room and how it changes through the day and seasonally. This new house needs repainted really really badly though so I'm trying to choose a color without really knowing what I'm dealing with. I guess I'll just have to pick one and change it later if it doesn't work. I'm leaning away from Sea Salt after reading the comments here. Agreeable Grey is messing with my head because its such an agreeable color, who could argue, right? πŸ˜‚
  21. I've "heard" posters here sing the praises of the Sea Salt paint color many times. We are painting our new (to us) house and we are down to 4 paint swatches. I think Sea Salt looks green but yesterday, in bright sunlight, it looked gray. Either is fine. Green would go with our couch. My living room curtains are gray. My concern is painting the whole house (except for the kids rooms) Sea Salt. Would it be too much green? Is it gray during the day and green at night? Is it best as a greenish change in a master bedroom from a more neutral color throughout the house? Our new house is very modest. 8 foot ceilings, neutral mid tone hardwood floors, white kitchen cabinets. The kitchen is on the north side and is going to be pretty dark most of the year. There are bright lights installed in the kitchen. I'm open to other color suggestions as well. Thanks hive experts!
  22. Man that stinks! Do you have a strong stomach, usually? I hope you'll be okay! And, I hope they didn't charge you for any of your food! Side note: we also have a very important engagement tonight so I took the kids to get fresh haircuts this morning and I don't know what has happened to them since we got home but they are being monsters! Crying over everything, yelling at each other. I finally said, "we are going to this very important event tonight no matter what. You guys already know that. So everyone is taking a nap this afternoon. The End." So hopefully you'll be at your very important engagement feeling just fine and we'll be at ours not yelling or crying! πŸ˜„
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