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Who's going to tackle Friday with me?

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Jean, I'm so glad everything is okay with your dd!

The usuals are done. Now to get ready for this day.

  • breakfast
  • pack lunch 
  • shower/get ready
  • one stop on the way (forgot binder clips, hope they have them at Dollar General)
  • pack car
  • co-op (Last one of the school year! We have a party after the main classes and then physics labs.)
  • couple errands 
  • dinner (maybe get something out)
  • do our taxes
  • watch more Vikings (my latest series, I'm loving it!)
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I think I'm opting out of Friday...well, I'd like to any how.

  • Laundry
  • Clean & Pack (we have people coming to buy furniture, so I kind of have to keep packing).
  • Help DD with some college follow-up emails (proof read, help prioritize -- she has to write them, poor girl).
  • Follow up with kids on school and chores.
  • I already made lunch, and planned the weekend meals, and sent the shopping list to my husband...pray with me that he doesn't bring home DOUBLE the items we need.
  • Spending time on my knees right now.  We have two weeks to either get our rental approved or go through the pre-approval process on a mortgage and buy based upon what we can see online (a realtor would walk through the 4 properties for us on FB live feed, but still... I won't have seen it/walked through it/opened everything, etc.)

 

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Good morning!

Not a restful night last night. There was a pack of coyotes howling and jibber jabbering right under our bedroom window and my dogs were going ballistic.

  • get morning chores done extra quick
  • shower
  • run to town and get FIL situated for the day (he is starting adult day care on Monday, and our plan is to move him into the nursing home at the same facility as soon as possible)
  • get coffee w/dd
  • go to bank - remember to get cash for farrier
  • come home, get house straightened up
  • school w/dd
  • the farrier is supposed to come over at 1:00, but we might reschedule because of the high winds (horses are acting nuts)
  • not sure about the rest of the afternoon - Thai food? groceries? stay home and relax?
  • dinner - not sure about that, either

Hope everyone has a great day!

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Good morning!  Rough day for DS17 yesterday (completely bombed an econ test he had no idea was happening, worst performance on baseball field ever) and my mom heart just hurts for him.  So glad it is Friday and Easter break for him next week.

-coffee
-melancholy DS17 off to school
-school with DS14 (taking a practice AP test today and completely stressed out about it)

-laundry
-maybe try to get some more outside work done if rain holds off (if not, plenty indoors to do)
-continue quest to find eye doctor who takes our insurance
-read
-dinner (shrimp scampi)
-watch 24 with family

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I’m with @LisaK in VA is in IT—can I just opt out today? Ugh. I’m tired. 

Shower + wash hair

coffee etc

dry hair

laundry (Up to 3–girls do their own, more or less.  Nothing folded. 😖)

school with boys

lunch

one on one with girls

boys to Nana’s

dd13 to play practice where I’ll stay and help out (dd14 and I found something to do!)

girls to 19th century dance (+ anybody else from play practice who needs a ride)

date night with hubby

groceries?

pick up all the kids

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Good morning! Pink and Green, I hate those days for my kids. dd1 texted us yesterday that her exploratory arthroscopy on her knee is today. They haven't been able to figure out what is wrong- so hopefully this will help. She is a complete adult these days- and it is a little weird.

Dd2 is on her OV, so it's a quiet morning here. And freezing out...grey and cloudy. Not supposed to be above freezing until almost noon.

  • coffee/paper
  • write
  • school with ds3
  • talk tennis$ with ds3- stringing/summer/"sponsorship"
  • get the room for ds2 fixed up- he is home tomorrow for his Easter break
  • chores
  • laundry
  • ds3 to tennis
  • jen things
  • pick up ds3
  • no idea about dinner- pasta? dh probably has his own ideas

Have a great day!

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Back from town. FIL is very out of it this morning, and I will need to check back on him and his caretaker this afternoon. 

It is another gray, cold, and miserable day here. I sent the dogs out in the back yard anyway because they are being overly obnoxious.

Farrier appt. has been put off until next week.

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Sinus infaction/ bad cold has tackeld me. Trying to do as little as possible today.

Done:
Dropped off ds for testing.
Deskwork/paid bills
Checked math.

To do:
Hot tea and mini-nap
Pick up Ds
2 errands?
Ds (with pizza and a movie) to my mom's

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Friday!  Another week of school mornings is behind us!!

Done:

  • In the wee hours, I reviewed my draft will / trust / POA documents.
  • Bought tickets to see the Phantom of the Opera this weekend!!
  • Slept somewhere between 4 & 5 hours.
  • Kids up & off to the school bus, barely on time again.  They had to take board games to play with seniors at a nursing home.  (That is their half-day field trip.  They will play bells and then play games with the residents.  How come we never did that as kids?)
  • Cleaned kitchen, bathrooms, and some clutter.
  • Fed the critters.
  • Caught up on emails, social media, news.  Some e-filing and minor emails.
  • Had a client conference call - ugh!  It went fine though.
  • A little bit of other work.

To do:

  • Plenty of other work, but most of it is not a mega deadline.  (Unless I'm forgetting something!)
  • A little reading, exercise, housework.  Might get motivated to do some laundry.
  • Pay bills.
  • Should make those health appointments I keep forgetting about.
  • Pick 3 kids up from bowling at 4:30.
  • Pick 1 kid up from aftercare.
  • Kids to Panda Express and then B. A. Sweeties (ice cream place) for a friend hang-out.
  • Drop friends off at their homes.
  • Watch a show?
  • Read-aloud?
  • Figure out what we're doing tomorrow.  I think Kid 2 to horse riding, both kids to TKD, ??? [they have a museum exhibit on fossils I am considering], go for a run?, homework, confirmation test, see classmate's theater production, showers, bed ... can we get all that done?
  • Whatever I'm forgetting.
  • Whatever else gets done.
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Scout, sorry you're under the weather!

Kitchen is clean and dishwasher is running.

Second load of laundry is almost done.

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3 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

I’m with @LisaK in VA is in IT—can I just opt out today? Ugh. I’m tired. 

Shower + wash hair

coffee etc

dry hair

laundry (2 so far) 

school with boys 

lunch

one on one with girls 

boys to Nana’s 

dd13 to play practice where I’ll stay and help out 

girls to 19th century dance (+ anybody else from play practice who needs a ride)

date night with hubby

groceries?

pick up all the kids 

Also vacuumed my bedroom, which was desperately needed 

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You know it's going to be a long day when you get up and you already have 2 miles logged! I went out at midnight to check cows, but it was snowing, so went out again at 2:00. Ugh. The c-section cow isn't looking great. Crazy cow with gray calf tried to eat me. 

Make muffins for Scouts tomorrow--THAT'S REALLY going to be a long day--12 hours of a Settlers of Catan tournament, including a flag ceremony for the Elks and work on an Eagle project. 

Finish 2 doll bonnets--finished

Start work on scarves for the college orchestra

walk--8 miles so far

read--already done--had to do something between 12 and 2! Finished the book 

laundry--started--done

 sweep--twice

dinner

One good piece of news--I've decided to redeem the time doing all this cow checking, and am picking a song every day and learning the words. So far I've tightened up the Philmont Hymn, Jerusalem, and Mansions of the Lord. I listen to it as I do housework, and then see if I can sing it whilst walking in the pastures. Next up is I Vow to Thee My Country. Yeah, I'm weird. 

 

6 dozen muffins made, and most of the dishes done. Still have to mop the kitchen floor.

Put my foot over down a friend of dd's. He brought up his dog for her to look after for a few days--that's fine, we've had Mellie many times. Only she's in HEAT! Um, no, I have an un-neutered male Akbash, and the females all started fighting. I told her to call him and tell him that Mellie is going to boarding and HE can pay the outrageous boarding fee. I can't believe it--that we wouldn't notice or something??? Geesh!

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I have a headache, which I thought was dehydration related.  I’ve had about 30 Oz of water already and it’s worse, so now I don’t know. Ugh. 

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human care done

medical care done

human care done

dishwasher unloaded.  One silver lining to being gone all day yesterday is that I had almost nothing to put in it.  So I won't run it yet.

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6 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

I’m with @LisaK in VA is in IT—can I just opt out today? Ugh. I’m tired. 

Shower + wash hair

coffee etc

dry hair

laundry (Up to 3–girls do their own, more or less.  Nothing folded. 😖)

school with boys

lunch

one on one with girls 

boys to Nana’s 

dd13 to play practice where I’ll stay and help out 

girls to 19th century dance (+ anybody else from play practice who needs a ride)

date night with hubby

groceries?

pick up all the kids 

Headache better thanks to ibuprofen.  Now to clean up the kitchen and do a tiny bit of checking in with the girls.  They’re all in a dither over tonight’s dance so I cut them loose to get ready. 💅🏼

Also: baked brownies for the dance during lunch and finalized a Thrive Market order 

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7 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

I’m with @LisaK in VA is in IT—can I just opt out today? Ugh. I’m tired. 

Shower + wash hair

coffee etc

dry hair

laundry (Up to 3–girls do their own, more or less.  Nothing folded. 😖)

school with boys

lunch

one on one with girls

boys to Nana’s 

dd13 to play practice where I’ll stay and help out 

girls to 19th century dance (+ anybody else from play practice who needs a ride)

date night with hubby

groceries?

pick up all the kids 

Dishwasher filled and running 

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Morning list done, minus the errands.

Chx stir fry and pot stickers made for dinner. 

Some AHG stuff done.

Next up:

Eat dinner, read, go to bed early. 

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Didn't push school hard after yesterday. 

But algebra was done and graded. 

Geometry was done and graded. 

World History was done and graded. 

Japanese was done.

Chemistry and Literature was tabled until next week. 

Had a puppy playdate for my poor neglected puppy who hasn't gotten enough exercise lately due to my flares and dd's health issues.

Filed and paid my taxes.

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Got a little bit done around the house.

Checked on FIL again.

Dh got the application process started for the nursing home in town. Dh's siblings (who both live hundreds of miles away) want to put FIL in a home that is new and fancy, but an hour away from where we live - so we would only be able to see him once or twice a week. Dh is putting his foot down and refusing. The nursing home in town has an excellent reputation and is highly recommended by FIL's doctor, and we would be able to visit him every day and keep an eye on the care he is receiving. Dealing with dh's family is beyond frustrating. Dh is the only one with common sense...I swear he was switched at birth.

Dh, dd, and I went out to lunch.

Did a little clothes shopping w/dd.

Got groceries.

Resisted the urge to stop at the greenhouse and buy houseplants.

Came home and put away groceries.

Made plans for tomorrow with the boys.

Dd and I went out in the wild wind to feed the horses.

Now it's time to scrub buckets, feed the dogs and cats, let dd's pony out of his stall, and collapse on the couch.😴

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13 hours ago, hopeistheword said:

I’m with @LisaK in VA is in IT—can I just opt out today? Ugh. I’m tired. 

Shower + wash hair

coffee etc

dry hair

laundry (Up to 3–girls do their own, more or less.  Nothing folded. 😖)

school with boys

lunch

one on one with girls

boys to Nana’s

dd13 to play practice where I’ll stay and help out (dd14 and I found something to do!)

girls to 19th century dance (+ anybody else from play practice who needs a ride)

date night with hubby

groceries?

pick up all the kids

The evening didn’t exactly go as planned, but we did do all of this. 👍🏼  Now to put the groceries up and get ready for bed. 

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Scout, I'm sorry you are feeling rough!

Selkie, I'm sorry you are dealing with disagreeable relatives!

Jean, I filed our taxes tonight, too. How was it compared to last year? Our income was actually slightly less than last year; however, our total liablity increased $1300 between federal and state. And ds turns 17 next year! 

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1 hour ago, mom31257 said:

Scout, I'm sorry you are feeling rough!

Selkie, I'm sorry you are dealing with disagreeable relatives!

Jean, I filed out taxes tonight, too. How was it compared to last year? Our income was actually slightly less than last year; however, our total liablity increased $1300 between federal and state. And ds turns 17 next year! 

Yeah- we owed a lot more. Now I am doing Ds’ taxes. 

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8 minutes ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

Yeah- we owed a lot more. Now I am doing Ds’ taxes. 

I did dd's tonight as well, but she only tutored at the college this past year, so she didn't owe anything. 

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