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Off to check cows!

Tomorrow's plans consist of cleaning up the mess from the Scout awards dinner. I just dumped everything in the kitchen. I have all the candles, holders, and tablecloths to deal with. Bless LDS ladies--they jump up and wipe everything down before it's all packed away!

I think I'm walking with a friend tomorrow. And checking cows. 

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Take DS to dentist (they are talking root canal -- he woke up on Saturday with throbbing, sharp pain that grew worse over the weekend -- went to the emergency sick call yesterday, no sign of infection, tests inconclusive, asked to come back today -- running tests again).

Laundry (ugh)

Get ready for the landlord's workers to show up and take stock of what needs to be done (they realtors want to show the place, but there is a serious lack of maintenance that's been done -- major landscaping (dead tree removal, bushes, fencing that's rotting, the outdoor kitchen roof rotting, the tile falling off the walls), so they are coming to make their list... because mine isn't good enough 😉 ).  

Continue packing and cleaning

Swimming

Movie Night (going to see Shazaam! -- going to miss the $4 movie tickets).

Virtual House Hunting work (we have a list of 7 houses, going to make an actual list of the homes pros/cons to compare).

 

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I am up early.  

Coffee

Put away dishes and put the newly dirty dishes in dishwasher

Make bed

Put dirty clothes in the dirty clothes drawer (yup, have a drawer now to keep it put out of view for potential buyers)

Shower

Pack some lunch and snacks that are healthier (meat, veggies, and fruit)

Work

Do a couple more small things to tweak my resume and resubmit to the neighboring district

Email the in-district school I would like to work in (even though technically I can't jump ship for another year, I am going to try)

 

 

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Good morning.  Lots of little things to do today.  Busy trying to get my paperwork together for the State of SC homeschool "authority" proving the courses we took do indeed rise to honors level.  So much info to gather, standards to check, etc.  So that is where my time has been going - gathering up enough info to make my case.  For every single high school credit earned thus far (there are nine).

-coffee
-DS17 off to school (half day)
-school with DS14
-library (pick up, drop off, search for book)
-find dermatologist for DS14 (no one is seeing new patients)
-find eye doc that accepts our insurance (DS17 running out of contacts, DS14 needs stronger prescription)
-laundry
-grocery store for a few things
-homeschool paper chase
-meet DS17 at tux place in Greenville at 1:30
-be home by 4 pm for exterminator
-dinner (cilantro lime chicken and I've been promising DS14 for days that I will make spiralized potatoes with them)
-watch Falcon Heavy launch with DS14 (asprining aerospace engineer)
-watch and episode or two of 24 with family

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. . . . 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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Good morning!

School

Get milk and bagels.

Buy tickets for the musical Dd is in. tomorrow, tackling a mountaain of deskwork tomorrow!

Buy next year's math books. 

Phone call

Reserve library books.  tomorrow!

Piano lessons (remember the check!)  

Trader Joe's

Church 

 

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5 minutes ago, Pink and Green Mom said:

I'm sorry about your Uncle, Hopeistheword.

Thank you.  We were not close, but it is still a sad reminder that my own parents are aging.  

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1 hour ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

4 am. Up for pain meds. I really hope they kick in and I can get back to sleep. 

I hope your meds helped, Jean! 

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Good morning!

(((Jean)))

So sorry about your uncle, Hope.

Dh is going before a judge this morning to get the ball rolling on our petition for guardianship of FIL. If all goes well, dh will be granted temporary guardianship today, which will remain in effect while the permanent guardianship is being decided. I am trying to breathe deep and not stress out. FIL's finances, the business he owns, and his living situation are all a big, tangled mess and it is going to be quite a job to straighten it all out. 

  • school w/dd
  • office work (finances, bills, filing, shredding)
  • post office
  • probably should vacuum something - upstairs, maybe
  • do some paddock cleanup if it isn't raining or sleeting
  • dd has Model UN and a violin lesson
  • dinner: enchiladas verdes and rice
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 Good morning--  brain fog much better so too much to do.  

Jean, i hope your pain subsided and you got to sleep

Hope-  sorry about your uncle

Pink and Green-  hugs to you w/ dealing w/ bureaucracy with honors classes

  • take shower and dance (already did meds, coffee, and breakfast)
  • call coumadin clinic
  • go to primary care (another day)
  • either go to store or order food
  • Youngest insurance/grad stuff- (Some Done)
  • October trip planning and reservations
  • lots and lots of insurance paperwork (not done because office is closed)
  • continue w/ pursuing all kinds of disability stuff
  • laundry
  • DON't overdue (reminder to me)
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Good morning! Prayers for everyone struggling today. Due to the weird testing schedule- dd2 is off today. She spent 7 hours in the SAT yesterday (time and half is really pretty horrible) and had some rude proctors. I am encouraging her to complain to her counselor- but she just wants to be done with it. We are watching the weather- 80 degrees yesterday made my ditzy roses think it was time to leaf out- but today is rain/snow/and tonight well-below freezing temps. So I am watching and will cover things up when necessary. My dh "helped" by bringing some things in- but, I had a plan...

  • coffee/paper
  • write
  • bank/bills
  • chores, etc
  • school with ds3 if he is feeling better
  • get basement room ready for ds2- comes home for his Easter break on Saturday
  • baking with ds3 if better
  • tennis ds3- maybe
  • Talk with dd2- leaves for another OV tomorrow. School? Who goes to school?
  • probably hide out in basement- handwork, quilting- dh said he might come home to work.
  • dinner- pork chops? Pasta? not sure

Have a great day!

 

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Happy Wednesday!  Still not sure why this is my favorite day.  Is there something to the "hump day" mentality?

  • Slept like normal people!  Yay!!  I woke up with a sore back, but it is better now.
  • Kids up, ready, and off to the school bus with their instruments.  Just barely on time.  (I did wake them up late, so my bad this time.)
  • Gathered garbage and took it out, cleaned part of the garage.
  • Cleaned kitchen; washed a lot of dishes; cleaned bathrooms and some clutter.
  • Coffee.
  • Caught up on emails, news, social media.
  • Checked out a few things about kids' school and sports.

To do:

  • More coffee.
  • Work - just a couple of "pressing" things and a bunch of longer term / minor / cleanup things.
  • I'm feeling motivated to do some exercise today!
  • A little reading.
  • Bills, calendar, filing.
  • Might do some work in the kids' rooms, or make them do it, or both.
  • Laundry - 2 or 3 loads.
  • Should contact family about plans for the April 15 taxes and upcoming travel / pet sitting.
  • Schedule chiro and dental appointments.
  • Kids' work - whatever homework and cleaning their rooms.  Not sure if they have any difficult tests / quizzes coming up.
  • Might go running with Kid 1 if I find she doesn't need to go to gymnastics.
  • Read-aloud(s).
  • Work or sleep.
  • Whatever I'm forgetting.
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Signed kid 1 up for a 5K in May.

Texted 2 moms about taking their kids to dinner & ice cream with us Friday.

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Got to sleep again last night.

human care done

pet care done

medical care done

changed chiropractor appt. to tomorrow.

dd is at work.  I will pick her up once she texts and we will do school. 

called one vet.  Was on hold FOREVER.

called another vet.  Got the info. I needed.

 

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ds3 still under the weather, no school or baking.

dd2 left for a study group. 

It is starting to rain and the temperature is dropping.

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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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Laundry started--lots of bloody towels, because a new set of twins! New calf last night, and another this morning. Can you tell the storm is arriving???

trash out--made it!

talked to Scouter down valley--still no info on WHERE something is happening next month and I need to know

photos to the newspaper--I made the deadline

FB photos from last night, and posted to the Wood Badge group too.

sweeping done--the first of 4 times no doubt with all the mud

walk--its a treadmill day. Well, it wasn't. I was worried about getting my miles in. And then we had 3 new calves and it started to snow. Idiot heifer mom left her calf, 156 black cow tried to kill me, and a brockle face was just nuts. Everyone is in the sheds for the night and I'm hoping the yellow heifer hasn't torn down the shed yet. Cute grey calf, but I think mama cow may have bought herself a trip to the sale ring. Two and half hours later, I have my miles in! Dh went off to dinner in town and then came home and told us how we did it all wrong. As usual. 

read

write kids

mail letters--dh will take them. It's snowing, again. So I'm not walking in town today. Dh couldn't be bothered to take them. 

laundry put away--let's just say, it's not. All done for now. All done--oh wait, had to wash towels again. 

candles and holders to go to the cellar. I have to find a new system--this isn't working. Holders are in a sturdy plastic box that used to have ski bibs in it. We haven't used them in years, so I just cut off all the ties, and gave a pile to dh for shop rags. They're just the right size. 

tablecloths washed--the plastic ones got wiped down last night. Thank you LDS ladies! And they have a new home in a nice box, along with the PILES of Scout candles! All neatly labeled. 

dishes are waiting from the potluck. After getting done with cows at 0200, I wasn't doing them

watered upstairs--still have the greenhouse today, but I did dump the mousetrap

 

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Talked to sister.

Talked to mom.

Bought tickets to a community theater play for Saturday night.

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How do you know when they aren't a little boy anymore?

When they get their first man cold.

 

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Dh has been appointed guardian of FIL.👍We have spent the afternoon notifying various people, requesting financial info, contacting banks, etc. Also enrolled FIL in a very nice adult day care program, so he will be spending his days getting the skilled care that he needs, plus the social time that he enjoys.

It has been snowing and sleeting here all day, very yucky. 

I decided to drain the horses' water tank and clean it. Had a problem getting the plug out, so had to submerge my arm in ice cold water and ended up getting totally soaked in the process. Good times!

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Glad the process with your FIL is beginning to work out, Selkie. He is lucky to have y'all to oversee his care.

The social element can be such a big thing. My mom is moving to assisted living soon and she will really enjoy the social dimension. 

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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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Can I whine for a second?   Of course all this happens when I'm trying to get ready for a reunion thing tonight.  Which I might not get to go to.  My daughter's heart is hands-down more important, of course, but I am in that uncertain area where I might be able to do both but that's stressful!  And of course my husband just got on an airplane. . . .  

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Prayers for you and your daughter, Jean.  Times like that, sometimes it is a relief to skip the social stuff.

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Well, I went on a wee little "run" with my daughter!  I almost can't believe she put up with me.  (I did tell her to run ahead, as there is no way I'll ever keep up with her in this lifetime.)  My knees protested a bit and we only went 2/3 of a mile (she had to go to gymnastics after), but it was better than nothing.  I've also done a fair amount of stair climbing today.

I got one small work project out.  Not really enough for a decent day's work, but I am in pretty good shape on most of my due dates.

Now I am going to start some laundry.

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Reunion is off the table for tonight. We got done at Urgent Care but by the time I delivered dd back to the Y, it was 7 pm. It takes an hour to get to the reunion and I was planning on leaving by 8 pm. 

EKG was “borderline “. Nothing emergent but we will be following up with the cardiologist. 

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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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