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  1. Critter, we got caught in flash flooding on Thursday and had to find alternate routes twice! It was scary how fast the water came up! Are the bees okay? Friday was a play outside all day kind of day for the kids. I really think the school year is winding down for us. They will continue math, dd will continue writing, and reading is huge here, but other than that, I think everyone is ready for summer fun and relaxing. Have a great 3 day weekend everyone!
  2. Well, I'm wide awake and can't get back to sleep so I guess now's a good time to update! πŸ˜‚ We had some crazy unexpected events yesterday that threw our whole day out of whack but we managed to get reading, handwriting, and science in before everything fell apart. So I guess something is better than nothing. Today's plan is for the kids to have a playdate with friends. We will do reading at home but other than that, they'll be playing hard all day. They are super excited!
  3. Thanks for all the responses and links. This definitely helps me come up with a plan. ❀️
  4. I'd like to have a checklist or loop or something for the kids to work through some independent work and activities. I have a few ideas like vocab, brain games, math games, word search, and mad libs but I'm looking for more ideas. What do your kids like to do independently?
  5. Good morning. My internal clock is trying to make the switch to my new work schedule but I've been waking up 10-20 minutes before my alarm rings. πŸ™„ Today's plan is orthodontist appointment for one of the kids, full school day, and after school playdate with our ps friends. Oh and our evening activity. I probably crammed too much into today but I have to take advantage of a full day off work.
  6. I don't know what to say about today. It was a little chaotic. But school things got done. Reading, writing, handwriting, art, outside time, chores, and science. The older kids were asked what they wanted to learn about as a science topic. They both said physics. πŸ™ƒ It was managed and later we got some books from the library to help us. 🀣 I messed up printing both of their math curriculum so badly that there is a huge stack of several printed math semesters for 2 kids that I need to organize. Uggh, its such a mess! Its waiting for me in the other room... taunting me... teasing me! 😭
  7. 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. ☺️
  8. 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˜‚
  9. 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˜‚
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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˜–
  13. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! πŸ‘
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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? 😭
  18. 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! 😎
  19. 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. 😊
  20. 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
  21. 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!
  22. 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˜₯
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