I talked for about 20 minutes, but didn't leave much time for Captain America. Poor guy. He'd prepared a nice talk, and only have 5 minutes. I don't get up and talk on the fly well. I have to have everything pre-written, or I just babble. So, it was either 20 minutes worth of talk, or none at all. Sorry, sweetheart! Next time, we'll coordinate better. And you can give your WONDERFUL talk :)
If you wanna read our talks, you can find them below :)
I came out, and helped Joe and Jim clean their room. It was a PIG mess! Blankets and toys and clothes and trash (mainly orange peels - sigh) and papers and crayons and LEGOS galore. But, it's beautiful now. All clean.
We divied up all the school supplies. I don't know how I managed to miss the fact that I needed 5 boxes of tissues, and I only bought 1. Sigh. I'll be making another trip to Wal-Mart in the next few days. I'm sure, though, that the class will be just fine without them for a week. Just use your sleeve - ROLF!
I had the kids do their chores, and we hooked up Jacob's homeschool computer. It did have all the pieces to it after all. When I pulled out the tower, the plugs and the keyboard and the mouse were under it. Silly me - hehehe.
We connected the internet, and let him do the online orientation. It was about an hour long. After that, we finished up the chores, cleaned up from the BBQ yesterday, and made dinner. At 6pm, the kids and I went to the park for about 30 minutes, then came back home and got ready for bed. I had the kids lay out their school stuff for tomorrow. I HOPE we're all ready to go - hehehe.
The kids got Father's Blessings from their dad, and were tucked into bed. I played on Facebook for a while, and then blogged. Hopefully it was relaxing enough to make up for the whirlwind that will be Monday. I'm dropping the kids off at school at 7:50 something (school starts at 8:05am), then coming home and doing school with Jake. He's trying to convince me that the pool can count for PE (which I'm inclined to agree with), so we may be going there. I'm out of pressed powder (makeup), and Captain America needs more Protein Powder for his shakes. We'll see how it all goes :) I'll looking forward to getting into more of a routine.
Here's another part in the 4 part series. Part 4 tomorrow, then on to something else :) I must say, though, since I had 4 days designed and ready to go, my evenings have been less hectic. Maybe I need to sit down one day and design a weeks worth of freebees, just to free up my schedule - LOL!
And, for all of you long time blog readers.... remember last year when my family had first moved to Florence to live with my family when Captain America shipped off to Basic Training? And we went to the wedding? The one where the guys wore kilts and there was the guy with the sword that Tom was fascinated with? My mom's cousins daughter (Katie) got married. She was 23 years old. Then, she was diagnosed with Breast cancer. SO sad. I only recently learned about it. I saw on her mom's Facebook account a link to a news special about Katie. She and her hubby are celebrating their 1 year anniversary. And already they're facing such big trials. My heart goes out to the poor girl :( You usually don't hear about girls so young having Breast Cancer.
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