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Our weeks don't seem to be conducive to much loafing, but I think I can fit in at least a few moments today.  I can multi-task a bit, loafing while "supervising" DD13's room-cleaning efforts later this afternoon.

 

Hmm, instead of doing something productive I COULD loaf around while DD13 is in Aikido today, too.   :laugh:

 

 

Creative loafing Boeja(h)!

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Good Morning!

 

Coffee has been and is being consumed. Dd17 has went back to school this morning. Ds22 is still off work. I think he is still off until Monday, but he will probably go in sometime this weekend. Dh is back to work today. Little dd has fallen asleep on the couch after having breakfast, and little ds8 is having breakfast now.

 

I spoke to my dad on the phone. He is doing well; still going to church. :hurray: He is complaining of some arthritis in his knees, but other than that, seems healthy. Thank goodness.

 

Happy Loafing Day!I

 

Edit: little ds8 is not 21. Stupid autocorrect thingy!

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Good morning. My cold is progressing. It's now gone into my chest but overall my pain levels (which were magnified at first) have come down.

 

Dd had me up around 5:30 am with a racing heartbeat. Rusty reacted to the unexpected talking in her bedroom by sounding the alarm with big thumps. I had to let him sniff my hand so he would know that it was only his Gram Bunny come to visit.

 

 

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I loafed yesterday. I've been loafy. I realized yesterday that I'm depressed. I need to stop loafing or I'll resemble a loaf.

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Happy Loafing Day!

  

And many happy returns of the day! :)

Aaaack, so much to do!!! Decorating, shopping, baking, sending out greeting cards........

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They are advertising the Trans-Siberian Orchestra "Ghosts of Christmas Eve" concert on the radio. I'm not ready for Christmas. But I would love to go to that concert.🎸🎸🎻🎻🎶🎶💕💕

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I loafed yesterday. I've been loafy. I realized yesterday that I'm depressed. I need to stop loafing or I'll resemble a loaf.

((Slashie))
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What fun! Tell your firefighters Hi for us. We like emergency response people.

They are good people. We have a fireman living down the street from us.
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Good morning. My cold is progressing. It's now gone into my chest but overall my pain levels (which were magnified at first) have come down.

 

Dd had me up around 5:30 am with a racing heartbeat. Rusty reacted to the unexpected talking in her bedroom by sounding the alarm with big thumps. I had to let him sniff my hand so he would know that it was only his Gram Bunny come to visit.

 

 

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:grouphug:  :grouphug:

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They are advertising the Trans-Siberian Orchestra "Ghosts of Christmas Eve" concert on the radio. I'm not ready for Christmas. But I would love to go to that concert.🎸🎸🎻🎻🎶🎶💕💕

 

 

Buy your tickets now, put it on your calendars, and then relax a while.  By the time the concert comes around you will be ready for Christmas, and you will have gotten tickets before they sold out.

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I would like to make a loaf of bread. I have a bread book. I should peruse that sometime.

 

Speaking of loaves and all.

 

 

I once knew a Dr. Lophey.

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We Zumbad.  Now I'm eating a "grown-up" version of a lunchable, and DD16 is loafing while DD13 makes salad for the two of them.

 

I just realized we need to clean up the fridge contents and shop for groceries either today or tomorrow.  DD16 has a friend sleeping over this weekend, and we need fresh food.

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I think it will take some dedicated loafing time today to dwell on our daily and weekly schedules as they are now.  My usual grocery shopping times are taken up, so I have to mindfully consider when I can run that errand.  I prefer twice a week, for fresh produce at the very least.

 

Loafing time is much required today.

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Buy your tickets now, put it on your calendars, and then relax a while. By the time the concert comes around you will be ready for Christmas, and you will have gotten tickets before they sold out.

I would love to, actually,but don't have >$200 to spend on a pair of tickets.

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I would love to, actually,but don't have >$200 to spend on a pair of tickets.

 

 

Awww.

 

Okay, then.  YouTube--look for their stuff and have your own mini-concert.

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Every person is different, and kids' brains mature in stages.  

 

Yeah, I was being silly about kids being all the same. And math really isn't so bad... he just needs to work "check for ways to simplify the problem" into the beginning of his tackle list. I've managed to get him to work "reduce fractions" and stuff like that into the end of his tackle list (he even manages to remember to put units at the end most of the time now), and sometimes he remembers to reduce fractions before multiplying them, so, there's progress. And no tears. And a willingness to spend a fair amount of time working on stuff. It's just disappointing (to me) when he does several problems in a row that should've been simplified first, and he takes the brute force route instead (actually, there were only 5 problems in that set). Now, if by the end of the book (AOPS Pre-Algebra), he still brute forces everything, then I'm going to seriously wonder what's going wrong. But that was only chapter 1.4. And, like I said, if I tell him to simplify stuff, he does tend to spot it. So, I think we're doing okay. 

 

Speaking of doing school and loafing: I handed Celery his LOF Elementary Physics book and told him to do the third bridge, as I walked out of the door to go to the dermatologist's office, and he actually did it (made a mistake in the 4th decimal in trying to figure out 100/77, when he could've just left it as a fraction, and got the question about which pendulum's period is longer wrong, but I decided to give him a pass on the former, so with 9/10 correct he then passed the bridge). Also, apparently now there's a shot for eczema that you can take (self-administer) once every two weeks. It needs to be pre-authorized though, but it looks like I'm going to get to try that. :)

 

We Zumbad. 

 

 

Not to be confused with Zubat:

 

https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokedex/zubat

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I would love to, actually,but don't have >$200 to spend on a pair of tickets.

 

 

I *know*, right? We'd go to so many more concerts if they were $20, rather than $200 (for the family... not many concerts that cost that much per person). Also, super annoyed with our local orchestra, which adds a zillion fees on top of the ticket cost. It's not even terribly expensive, but if you advertise that it's, say, $10/ticket, and then you add an additional $5 in fees per ticket, then I'm ticked off enough to boycott you, even if I would've been willing to pay $15/ticket (okay, I'm not super consistent about that, but it is a major turnoff).

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Good morning.

 

I woke up with a terrible headache.  I ate, took some medicine, and went back to bed.

 

I'm up now.  The headache is gone, but it is lurking just at the edge.

 

:grouphug:

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Good morning. My cold is progressing. It's now gone into my chest but overall my pain levels (which were magnified at first) have come down.

 

Dd had me up around 5:30 am with a racing heartbeat. Rusty reacted to the unexpected talking in her bedroom by sounding the alarm with big thumps. I had to let him sniff my hand so he would know that it was only his Gram Bunny come to visit.

 

 

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:grouphug:

 

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It looks like the boys may get additional art instruction every week for six weeks. :hurray:  Cue more loafing time for me. Because I truly do loaf when I draw or paint--I just go away into my own little world of lines, colors and shapes and get lost.

We are back from painting. I put more yummy pumpkin orange on my pumpkins. I presented my quince picture, got tenderly nit-picked, but also applauded for my choice of red to add to the fruit and for the composition of the painting.  :001_smile:

So now--school, cleaning (very quick) and I plan to kick back with the editing while the oven does most of the work making dinner for me.

 

Oh, the monarchs are migrating through the woods. There is a gorgeous patch of wild sunflowers up my road and it is full of monarchs, swallowtails and bees. I stopped to take pictures, but the darned things kept seeing me and flying off. I need to be sneakier.

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I loafed yesterday. I've been loafy. I realized yesterday that I'm depressed. I need to stop loafing or I'll resemble a loaf.

Hugs. I get loafy when depression increases. I'm getting there now. I can tell in the last few weeks, as usual this time of year.

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Hugs. I get loafy when depression increases. I'm getting there now. I can tell in the last few weeks, as usual this time of year.

:grouphug: I've been sleeping more, but sleeping better. I'm always glad to see fall arrive because that's when my seasonal depression leaves...

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The good news is that I've lost four pounds in four days.  The result of having no appetite.  Even if I gain half of it back, I will still be better off than I started.

 

The bad news is that my kitchen/cooking has gone to pot, my laundry has reached crisis levels, school has gotten out of control and the rest of the house looks like a bomb has gone off. 

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I was trying to ketchup, but I'm giving up now. Mustard all the way.

 

We took our scheduled break week this week even though we haven't schooled since Harvey. I needed to recover from all the recovery. On Monday, we will be back to our regular scheduled programming. Same bat time, same bat channel.

 

There is a package that I ordered before Harvey that is being held hostage in a water-damaged post office. I guess if I ever do get it, it will be a nice little surprise.

 

I need to schedule a park day for our homeschool group, but I don't know which parks are open and which ones aren't. I guess I have to drive around town and find out.

 

I missed you all, and hopefully I will be around more now that things are calming down.

 

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I was trying to ketchup, but I'm giving up now. Mustard all the way.

 

We took our scheduled break week this week even though we haven't schooled since Harvey. I needed to recover from all the recovery. On Monday, we will be back to our regular scheduled programming. Same bat time, same bat channel.

 

There is a package that I ordered before Harvey that is being held hostage in a water-damaged post office. I guess if I ever do get it, it will be a nice little surprise.

 

I need to schedule a park day for our homeschool group, but I don't know which parks are open and which ones aren't. I guess I have to drive around town and find out.

 

I missed you all, and hopefully I will be around more now that things are calming down.

 

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Good to see you, Lana. I'm glad that you are recovering and that you took your scheduled break.

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:grouphug: I've been sleeping more, but sleeping better. I'm always glad to see fall arrive because that's when my seasonal depression leaves...

Hugs back acha. I remember when you started having difficulty. Glad you're sleeping better and might be out of it soon!

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House is swept, and stew is in the oven. Dishes are washing and I've got laundry humming. Boys are working on their Latin test, I finished my translations and my geometry. 

Now I can loaf. :D

 

ETA: And edit. But there's chocolate and music with editing, so I might count that in loafing time.

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We found a lethargic caterpillar on the hay bin this morning.

 

More coffee!

I feel like a lethargic caterpillar. $&*^%# hot flashes. I don't sleep at all.
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It looks like the boys may get additional art instruction every week for six weeks. :hurray:  Cue more loafing time for me. Because I truly do loaf when I draw or paint--I just go away into my own little world of lines, colors and shapes and get lost.

We are back from painting. I put more yummy pumpkin orange on my pumpkins. I presented my quince picture, got tenderly nit-picked, but also applauded for my choice of red to add to the fruit and for the composition of the painting.  :001_smile:

So now--school, cleaning (very quick) and I plan to kick back with the editing while the oven does most of the work making dinner for me.

 

Oh, the monarchs are migrating through the woods. There is a gorgeous patch of wild sunflowers up my road and it is full of monarchs, swallowtails and bees. I stopped to take pictures, but the darned things kept seeing me and flying off. I need to be sneakier.

 

 

The girls and I changed spots in the Zumba room today (from where we had been in previous days).  I'm back in a corner where there is a lot less wear and resin on the floor, and I found it much better for my knees.  The girls didn't notice that much of a difference for themselves, so I gave them permission to choose other spots in the room away from me if they like.  

 

I am very deliberately not paying much attention to how the girls are doing in the class.  I'll glance at each of them every so often to see if there's any sign of exhaustion or stress, and then I mostly just let them be.  So far I have only insisted on kibitzing on one issue--not letting one's knees lock or hyper-extend.  I'll give them a bit of a reminder some days about that before class starts, but other than that the only thing they are hearing from me is "Water!", which other classmates and the instructor are also telling each other and themselves.  Class is much more fun for the girls, especially DD16, without Mom trying to be proactively helpful.  It's more fun for me, too, since I can just worry about learning the steps and moves for myself, and how to adapt when knees demand.

 

Today one gal, possibly new to the class, brought her little boy (age 3 or 4) to the class.  He had a blast, and was very interested in the moves and the music.  The mom seemed surprised and grateful that no one in the class batted an eye at a little child being brought.  There's another young mom who comes sometimes and sets her baby up in a portable playpen in a corner.  That works out great, too, and several of the classmates dance over to the baby and smile and wave while they Zumba.

 

This is a good Zumba class.  Age range from not-walking-yet to 80+!

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Hugs. I get loafy when depression increases. I'm getting there now. I can tell in the last few weeks, as usual this time of year.

 

 

:grouphug:   Anything help when this hits?  Do you know what it is about this time of year that brings it on?

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:grouphug: I've been sleeping more, but sleeping better. I'm always glad to see fall arrive because that's when my seasonal depression leaves...

 

 

I've been rather grateful for the cooler, not-as-humid air we've had for the past week or so.  Temps are rising again here and we are due more humidity coming in, but the cooler and drier air helped me shake off some of the doldrums I'd been doldrumming in.  It's a help, since summer heat and torpor can last until mid-October here easily, and only abates as the fall allergies really kick in big time and make muddles out of our brains.

 

Of course, we have fall allergies starting in a bit sooner because of this cooler and drier air, plus more molds and mildews trying to grow because of all of the wet from Harvey and the still-draining areas.

 

 

Mosquitoes have become a real problem in the still-draining regions.  We also have the densest, biggest flight of love bugs I have ever seen.  This evening after sunset the Army Corps of Engineers or someone is going to start aerial spraying for mosquitoes.  It will take them a week or so to get everywhere they need to, and if I understand correctly they are trying to do the spraying only during the night to impact the bees and such as little as possible.  They have been having all of the news agencies talking up the spraying ahead of time, to give everyone advance notice so they can cover their grills, beehives, whatever.  They are also suggesting people growing their own veggies be sure to wash them before eating them once spraying has started.

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The good news is that I've lost four pounds in four days.  The result of having no appetite.  Even if I gain half of it back, I will still be better off than I started.

 

The bad news is that my kitchen/cooking has gone to pot, my laundry has reached crisis levels, school has gotten out of control and the rest of the house looks like a bomb has gone off. 

 

 

:grouphug:  :grouphug:   I hope you feel better soon!  I'm glad for your win, but I hope everything else goes back to a good normal quickly.

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Dd11 is trimming her birds' nails. With MY nail trimmer. :glare:

 

I AM proud of her for taking on this task, though. It's tricky with Kiwi because she won't sit on dd's hand unless Willow is also there, but it seems they are getting it done. ðŸ‘

 

Beef lo mein is for dinner. I was super excited at Kroger yesterday because they had just put a couple "family packs" of beef stew meat on manager's special, and that 's what I have been waiting for to complete my fall semester freezer meals. ðŸ‘ðŸ‘

 

Hope everyone is loafing like crazy! :)

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I should add that the monarchs are about 3 weeks early. I don't often see them before the early to middle part of October.

 

 

Hmm, this is the southward migration, isn't it?  I wonder what winter will be like, if the monarchs are heading south already.

 

I wonder how all of the tropical weather activity will affect their ability to get to their final destination.   :grouphug:  to the monarchs.  Fly safe, little friends!

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