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Phone call with DS10's therapist

Meeting with DS9 and DS12's therapist (they share)

Try and make a new homeschool schedule, taking into account recent changes in DS10's sleep, plus new music therapy

Get DS9 and DS12 from FIL's 

lunch

homeschool DS9 and DS12

Dinner

Tutoring for DS10 and DS12

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Hopefully sleep

  • Coffee, breakfast, meds
  • Drive to Nashville
  • go to Amish furniture store
  • eat lunch at New Mexican restaurant
  • go to rheumatology appt
  • drive home
  • dinner?????
  • watch Netflix
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Coffee and yogurt 

Call for referrals for my eczema 

Go to DD’s apartment and help her downsize shoe collection🧐anyone a size 6 1\2?

Go to gym with DH

Make dinner

Relax

 

 

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Another school week begins. I am ready for summer, so that I don't have to be up at 6 am daily, but it's a long time away. Sigh. Fortunately, DH helps rally the kids in the mornings and also does the first dog walking every day, so that I don't have to be completely functional right away. I appreciate that about him. He is also tired in the mornings but seems to be able to wake up more easily than I do.

✔️Shower
✔️Wash sheets and towels
Remake the bed
One or two other loads of laundry
Review materials for the school meeting tonight about signing my two 8th graders up for high school classes.
Pick up DD14 around 9:30 for ortho appointment and then return her to school. Invisalign off today, then we are done with a total of 7 rounds of braces!!!
Prep soup for supper. We'll have to eat quickly after DH gets home to make it to the school by 6:15 for the meeting
Perhaps write an email to the special ed coordinator, confirming that I'm okay with suggested changes for DS15's class placement for next year.
Crack open my paper planner and actually fill it out for this week, instead of just eyeing it laying there on the counter. There is a reason I bought it, and I need to use it.
Bible reading
Actually bag up the winter coats  -- this has been on my list for awhile, and I haven't done it. Which is why I need to make lists and actually follow them.
Nap, if I can. Still sleep deprived. Still need to work on getting to bed earlier.
 

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- coffee, breakfast done

- dentist appt 

- driving dc to activities

- walk in woods

- work in evening

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Good morning! I'm sleep deprived too. Up since 2:30 with leg cramps. Utterly exhausted after weeks of this. Appt. with my pcp on Wednesday.

Today:

  • Drive carpool doneo
  • Ob/Gyn checkup  
  • School with dd
  • Sign up for a class
  • Figure out dinner and make it. 
  • Tutoring 1 student 
  • Make a Scoutbook acct for me.
  • Pick up ds
  • Make sure ds gets to Scouts
  • Fall apart

@TravelingChris  Which new mexican place are you trying? 

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Scout, I'm so sorry you are dealing with those terrible leg cramps!

Today is my birthday, but it will be a regular school day. Dd was still here this weekend and they gave me a birthday breakfast yesterday. I went with her for her final "move" yesterday because she didn't have room to take everything. She took me out to a great restaurant for lunch. It was very emotional leaving her. Pray she finds good friends and community. I worry about her being lonely. 

I slept in, and now I need to get going

  • coffee
  • meals
  • school with ds
  • tutor 2 students
  • meal plan and grocery shopping
  • dh and ds to swim
  • play games after dinner 
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Just now, mom31257 said:

Scout, I'm so sorry you are dealing with those terrible leg cramps!

Today is my birthday, but it will be a regular school day. Dd was still here this weekend and they gave me a birthday breakfast yesterday. I went with her for her final "move" yesterday because she didn't have room to take everything. She took me out to a great restaurant for lunch. It was very emotional leaving her. Pray she finds good friends and community. I worry about her being lonely. 

I slept in, and now I need to get going

  • coffee
  • meals
  • school with ds
  • tutor 2 students
  • meal plan and grocery shopping
  • dh and ds to swim
  • play games after dinner 

Happy birthday!!!  

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Good morning!

Animals ✔️

Ds12 to and from school

Work

Budget and bills

Plan school, at least for today

School

Run dishwasher

Have DC fold towels and unload dishwasher

Leftovers for supper

First, coffee!  And I suppose I should get dressed.

 

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Good morning!

Happy birthday, Amy! 🌸

Scout, I hope the doctor you're seeing today can help you with the leg cramps.

May, I haven't worn a size 6 1/2 since I was about ten years old. We all have big clodhopper feet in this family!

Storygirl, congrats on being done with braces! 

The full moon above the snowy landscape is gorgeous this morning - I tried to get some photos, but they don't do it justice. Nothing much happening here today, other than the usuals. Ds21 will be home for dinner and maybe to spend the night. He is coming down to work on his truck - the toolbox on the back has a jammed lock. Rather than pay a locksmith $80 to fix it, he is going to drill it out himself. 

  • office work - mostly bills & getting my desk organized
  • vacuum main floor and steps
  • use magic eraser on walls
  • unclog my bathroom sink again (why this sink keeps getting clogged is a mystery because I only use it a few times a day to wash my hands and brush teeth🤷‍♀️)
  • update my calendar and planner book
  • work on puppy training
  • dinner: Buddha bowls 
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Happy Birthday, Amy!

PT appointments today for dd2 and ds3. dd2 left for practice and I think she has the keys to both cars- so I hope she checks her phone when she gets out of practice! She texted with key location! Whew...

  • coffee/paper
  • call to excuse dd2 for her PT appointment
  • take dh to work
  • ds3 is sleeping in a little
  • make foccacia for dinner (chicken sandwiches)
  • school with ds3
  • PT appointment
  • stop for a donut treat after
  • rest day for athletes- they should be home tonight and in bed early
  • dinner- chicken sandwiches

Have a great day!

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Happy Birthday, Amy! Hope you have a great day.

@ScoutTN  So sorry you are suffering with leg cramps. Probably not something as simple as low calcium levels, eh? 

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14 minutes ago, wintermom said:

 

@ScoutTN  So sorry you are suffering with leg cramps. Probably not something as simple as low calcium levels, eh? 

Hoping that blood tests on Wed reveal something helpful.

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I am so mad. I was blissfully sleeping (sleep doesn’t come easily for me) and about an hour before my normal wake up time I was jolted awake by a car alarm. It was dh pocket pressing the key fob alarm again. He stopped the alarm but I (and probably the whole neighborhood) am wide awake now. Sigh. 

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Morning, all!   Happy Birthday, Amy!   Scout, leg cramps are awful.  I hope you find relief soon...

I want to do nothing but lay in bed today with blankets, books and the remote control.  It is cold and windy today, and I'm tired from yesterday.  Anyways...

  • coffee, expecting more in this area today
  • walk puppy who hates the wind, wants to be carried
  • laundry
  • call Amazon regarding returns because I missed the deadline
  • early trip to Walmart, Sprouts for menus for the week
  • do some self care items like pedicure, do a deep lotion condition for hands, feet...eyebrows
  • something involving ground beef for dinner
  • read, relax

Have a great day!

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Coffee!

Towels are started, but dh has a HUGE load of work clothes. Not sure why--I did them 2 days ago????

Cub Scouts

Boy Scouts--we're mucking out the downstairs of the church. The BIG problem is the mess the Girl Scouts left when they disappeared 5 years ago. For some reason, the dh of the GS leader is really touchy about this. Um, we're in trouble because of the mess your dw left. How is this my problem??? What the entire committee doesn't get is that I've been cleaning out for 2 years!

Contact Klondike guy--I need 3 more patches that we paid for. 

I informed dh that he HAS to have the correct OA patch on for Wednesday (Council dinner). That means he needs to FIND the patch he was given at Lodge or the two patches that I BOUGHT him at Lodge meeting--the one he couldn't be bothered to go to. He can NOT have the wrong patch on or there are going to be miffed people. So, I have patches to sew on today, but I need his shirts. He's unhappy that he can't wear a bottom part of the patch even though he's beyond Ordeal. Well, dear, this new Lodge doesn't do two-part patches. He's going into this whole thing with a lousy attitude because he doesn't like the new District people. Well, there they are. Either get over it, or quit. I don't want to hear the complaining. 

Make 12 dozen cookies. Here's hoping I can still use the oven even though dh broke the top of the stove whilst I was gone this weekend. I'm doing a Philmont recruiting fair on Thursday, and want to bribe the college students with cookies. The dough is made and is in the fridge.

Walk--it's going to be a wet one as it's a blizzard out there.  

Mail Valentines to kids

write kids

return library book and start next book

trash out

Talk to District Exec. She INSISTS on doing the District dinner during Holy Week. That means we cannot use any of the churches. I'm about to appoint a committee and wash my hands of the entire thing, only the Grand Junction lady will muscle in, insist on using her leftover catering business inedible food, and charge us an arm and a leg for it. Arg! She's still cranky about not being able to do that for our last-ever closing Lodge dinner. Can we all just remember that we do this for the KIDS???

Go through an Eagle book. I think he's good to go once his dad writes his parental letter. However, I won't be able to get to his Board for 2 weeks.  It was a great project--he collected over 3000 pairs of socks for his food bank. 

I couldn't sleep last night, so it's going to be a long day. 

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9 hours ago, Storygirl said:

Another school week begins. I am ready for summer, so that I don't have to be up at 6 am daily, but it's a long time away. Sigh. Fortunately, DH helps rally the kids in the mornings and also does the first dog walking every day, so that I don't have to be completely functional right away. I appreciate that about him. He is also tired in the mornings but seems to be able to wake up more easily than I do.

✔️Shower
✔️Wash sheets and towels
Remake the bed
✔️One or two other loads of laundry
Review materials for the school meeting tonight about signing my two 8th graders up for high school classes.
✔️Pick up DD14 around 9:30 for ortho appointment and then return her to school. Invisalign off today, then we are done with a total of 7 rounds of braces!!!
✔️Prep soup for supper. We'll have to eat quickly after DH gets home to make it to the school by 6:15 for the meeting
Perhaps write an email to the special ed coordinator, confirming that I'm okay with suggested changes for DS15's class placement for next year.
Crack open my paper planner and actually fill it out for this week, instead of just eyeing it laying there on the counter. There is a reason I bought it, and I need to use it.
Bible reading
✔️Actually bag up the winter coats  -- this has been on my list for awhile, and I haven't done it. Which is why I need to make lists and actually follow them.
✔️Nap, if I can. Still sleep deprived. Still need to work on getting to bed earlier.
 

 

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Morning animal chores are done.

Cleaned kitchen & started dishwasher.

Hung one load of towels & put away two baskets of clean clothes.

Took a shower.

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Got what patches I have sewn on. I didn't want to use my NOAC patches, but dh lost his Lodge flap AND dd's, so I had to. He's lost the NOAC patches I bought him, too. 

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Got ds to school. Made some lunch and started dinner. Feeling horrible. Nauseated all the time, thirsty, exhausted. Resting now. 

Asking dh to pick up ds from school. Rest of my list is punted.

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Got ds to school. Made some lunch and started dinner. Feeling horrible. Nauseated all the time, thirsty, exhausted. Resting now. 

Asking dh to pick up ds from school. Rest of my list is punted.

Ask the doctor to include testing for diabetes.  Diabetes would explain some of your symptoms and high blood sugars deplete our bodies of minerals like magnesium and calcium, leading to leg cramps. 

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Scout, I am so sorry that you are having such a rough go of it. I was wondering about diabetes, too, with you being so tired and thirsty. Whatever it is, I hope they can figure it out soon and get you feeling better. 

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All done vacuuming. 

Ds19 texted and said he is coming home for awhile this afternoon, too.

Just finishing up lunch and then headed out to the barn.

Our produce box has had a variety of oranges lately and all of them have been so good, but I just bit into one that was very bitter - ack. Swilling lots of coffee to get rid of the taste.

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7 hours ago, ScoutTN said:

Good morning! I'm sleep deprived too. Up since 2:30 with leg cramps. Utterly exhausted after weeks of this. Appt. with my pcp on Wednesday.

Today:

  • Drive carpool doneo
  • Ob/Gyn checkup  
  • School with dd
  • Sign up for a class
  • Figure out dinner and make it. 
  • Tutoring 1 student 
  • Make a Scoutbook acct for me.
  • Pick up ds
  • Make sure ds gets to Scouts
  • Fall apart

@TravelingChris  Which new mexican place are you trying? 

Sopapillas in Franklin.  It is super tasty

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1 hour ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

Ask the doctor to include testing for diabetes.  Diabetes would explain some of your symptoms and high blood sugars deplete our bodies of minerals like magnesium and calcium, leading to leg cramps. 

Yep, pretty sure it's diabetes. It runs in my family. 

They did non-fasting blood sugar and A1c today - results tomorrow. If they are super high, my Ob/Gyn, whom I saw today, will call the pcp and get her to work me in tomorrow, instead of waiting til Wed.

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35 minutes ago, TravelingChris said:

Sopapillas in Franklin.  It is super tasty

Near the intersection of Moore's Lane and Franklin Rd, or is there another one more in actual Franklin? 

We love mexican and often choose that when we can eat out.

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Howdy.  I'm trying hard to get focused on my work.  Finally, after hours of poor focus, I sent out several things so my clients won't think I fell off the edge of the earth.  Of course I am still behind.

The fixit guy is installing our new kitchen /laundry floor right now.  I hope he is successfully finished tonight, as I really need to do laundry, not to mention feed my kids.

I did about 1/4 of my daily exercise and a little reading and cleaning.

Off to fill out an audit confirm....

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After lunch Juliet and I went to the big county dog park.   It was flooded all across the center of the park.  I drove around to the other side. Ironically the part of the park that is next to the river is the part that isn’t flooded. 
 

Texted my diabetic coach. 

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Whew. Home. I love Mondays, but they are long. Mondays are my "teach at the homeschool enrichment place" day, where I teach K and then 1st (8:30-11:30 K, recess/lunch, 12:30-3:30 1st). Fun -- so fun, I honestly love every minute of it. But when I get home....I am beat. It's a good tired, but still tired. 

So, today I did manage to get dinner in the crockpot before I left my house (yay!!), got everyone out the door on time that I'm responsible for, taught my classes, came home, updated the homework page to my classes (they do the work at home during the week; we only meet once/week), sent the emails out to the families, checked on my oldest and talked with him about how things are going (good), fed the mutts, etc. 

Had a weird/freaky thing happen -- there was a half a lizard on the floor in the entry way when I got home; I went to pick it up (our one cat hunts/kills things, brings them in to leave for us) and dispose of it. Only, it was the head-end of the lizard and it was still alive!!! Not just "oh, reflex" but "tried to crawl away from me" alive. Umm. Weird!!!! We debated what to do....I mean, I know lizards can regrow their tails, but.....???? DS 22 made the decision and took care of it, so that was that, but it was a very odd/weird/freaky thing to witness. 

Still up:
..dh has to get home (he had a LOT of extra running today, with the kids in 3 places, so is working late)
...eat the dinner (make a veggie to go with; utilize one of the many frozen pre-made "steam & serve" veggies I bought)
....fold/put away the still waiting laundry from the dryer (probably run the "fluff" cycle for a few minutes to de-wrinkle it...?)
....check on DS19  (he still wants to quit school; dh checked his grades, and we may go ahead and let him.....:sigh:.....)
....something fun after dinner??? I'm thinking probably it will be a "me and DH watch TV" night and the kids hang out upstairs, but we'll see

My plan is to choose the veggie, look at timing, have it ready when DH gets home; meanwhile, fold the clothes and put them away, so when he gets home, all we have to do is eat and veg out. And then go to bed. 

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Pick up ds from school
Finished a novel
Folded a load of kitchen linens
Talked to my mom on the phone
About to have a cup of homemade beef stock and some cheese for my dinner.

After that:
Start some laundry
Read something light and entertaining

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Okay, laundry folded/put away, veggies cooked for dinner, living/kitchen area tidied up, DH is a few minutes from home and we can eat and veg out. 

See y'all tomorrow! 

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12 hours ago, myblessings4 said:

Good morning!

Animals ✔️

Ds12 to and from school ✔️

Work ✔️

Budget and bills ✔️

Plan school, at least for today ✔️

School ✔️

Run dishwasher ✔️

Have DC fold towels and unload dishwasher ✔️

Leftovers for supper ✔️

First, coffee!  And I suppose I should get dressed.

 

 

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Dh threw a fit about the patches, as I predicted he would. I am so tired... 

I think I came up with a solution. I have two bottom patches that are "ghost" patches (the whole thing done in white thread) that won't look TOO weird with the new Tahosa patch. I hope someone says something to him. He's not supposed to be wearing a patch from a Lodge that no longer exists. Yeah, he's being prideful. 

One of the reasons I am so  tired is that dh barely showed up for Scouts, SM was late, comm member is sick, comm chair came in at the very end, etc. etc. Yep. It was me. And the SM simply didn't step in as we stripped our meeting room. The church demanded that we clean up--which we need to. Thanks guys--I've been stopping every day and mucking things out. You have NO IDEA how much I've already cleaned!

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