Wow. That week flew by. Without any feeling as if I accomplished a quarter of the things I set out to do. After yesterday’s post of expanse, and hope, and a cup that felt full, the day went on in a continual downward spiral. So as I was feeling great and refreshed in the morning…by the end of the day something had to give. That something was me. I crawled into bed feeling completely defeated. Incapable. Completely unprepared.
A long day of television. JUST so Mama can get the house cleaned and organized so we actually can start ‘official’ school on Monday. Next year I will look at our summer plans a bit more closely to see when it is appropriate to begin school. My idea of starting yesterday was a pipe dream. My goodness, we had just walked in the door from three days of camping the night before LATE. The house was already a disaster from the week before. There was way too much on the to-do list in a short amount of time to even hope to start school in a lovely way instead of a way which would feel more like rushing through and another check in the ‘done’ column.
That isn’t how I want school to be.
Some randomness that has to happen: 1- a bow that got left at the music store a half hour away needs to be picked up before tomorrow…my son wants to try cello, so great we rented it, brought it home, opened it to try out, only to find the bow was left at the store and we had no time to get it before leaving for camping. 2- I was planning on getting a booster seat for my daughter, she needed one I was sure, my husband questioned…I got out the measuring tape to check…she is 3 INCHES above the cut-off in her old seat. Of course our local Target is out, so there is one on hold in the half hour away town so I can get it today. 3- Dentist appointment that I somehow made during my daughters gymnastics class must be changed. It is today. 4- The house officially looks like a tornado went through it. And if you don’t believe me you can come see for yourself. Last week the kids couldn’t watch any t.v. because a room they made messy they were not cleaning up. So instead of cleaning, they made all the other rooms messy too. On a positive note, they finally cleaned that messy room last night so they could watch some t.v.
That is just the beginning of the list of things to get to today. There is more. I don’t want to bore you, instead I am meaning to show you my knitting from the week for the weekly Yarn Along! The pink shawl is cast off, but I still need to add the fringe. The blue shawl is cast on and on it’s way, getting ready to be given as a birthday gift for a little friend. The only reason I had time to work on it was because of the expanse of car time had this past weekend. The book? The same. Cause who has any time to read AND blog, AND home school, AND sleep, AND clean, AND camp, AND do laundry, AND knit, AND, AND, AND….
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