Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Random Update

I've been meaning to sit down and write for quite some time now, but I've been highly preoccupied with teaching and crafting, that blogging has been put on the back burner.

Found at a thrift store for $1. Repainted.

Leah lost her first tooth about two weeks ago. Milestones!

The kiddos started their first and third grades earlier this month. We're already on Lesson 16. I was going to start teaching them in September, but we've all been so restless that I decided to go forth a month early. Earlier lessons means earlier summer break means no school on two birthdays. I've got two vacations planned out (Disney and Christmas), so hopefully everything goes smoothly.

"Spin us!" "Don't spin us!" "Why aren't you spinning us?" "I'm scared!" "I'm hot." "Let's live here."

As for crafting, I've decided to jump into the yarn, fearless, and create something difficult. I'm making the kids a sweater, hat, scarf, and mittens EACH, and hope to be finished before September. So far, James' sweater is half-way finished and I just started it two days ago. I brought Zac and the kids with me to Hobby Lobby on Saturday and the kiddos picked out their own yarn colors (which, interestingly enough, are the same colors I had in mind). We had a nice brunch at Cracker Barrel and were sad that the weekend didn't last long enough.

Friday, August 1, 2014

It's just one of those days...

When I woke up this morning, there was a series of unfortunate events.

First: Last week, James had some allergy issues from my parents' visit. Those allergies lasted about two days and aside from the sniffles, he was fine. Next, Leah started complaining of a sore throat. By Thursday, she couldn't breathe through her nose and couldn't stop coughing.

Last night to this morning was spent with two-hour intervals of attempted sleep, between which I was getting up to coax Leah back to sleep and argue the health benefits of cough medicine while trying not to spill it down her face. At 7am, the "Wake Zac Up" alarm went off, so I had to force myself up, wake the kids, and take Zac to work so I could have the car. The dogs had appointments with the vet to get sterilized at 9. I dropped Zac off and headed home, managed to get the dogs and kids into the car... but the car wouldn't start. The next hour was spent waiting for the Roadside Service, learning it wasn't the battery,  but the starter, then waiting for Zac to pick the dogs up from home and take them for me.

The kids wouldn't go back to bed, I was afraid that one more cup of coffee would give me a stroke, and I had to work this evening. So Sean brought Zac to pick up our car, then came to my apartment and sat with the kids so I could leave. Zac picked up the dogs. I was barely late for work, but the day went by quickly. Now if only the kids would go to bed and we could start over tomorrow...

Good news: My marigolds have started budding.