Hey there, you guys! How goes it?? I was pretty productive today, you know :) I woke up at 6:45am, got kids going, read scriptures, got kids off to the buses, and went back to sleep for a bit. I just LOVE being able to sleep in if I need to. Well, if going back to bed counts as sleeping in. hehe.
When I finally decided to wake up, I hurried and threw on some clothes, grabbed Jimmy, and he and I headed to the commissary. As soon as I pulled into the parking lot, I realized that my ID was at Amanda's house. Crap. Because I couldn't get into the Commissary without a Military ID.... So we headed back home to get the ID from Amanda's house.
Poor Amanda. She was SO sick. She said that she'd been puking all last night. Her hubby had brought her Sprite and Crackers, and she was resting. Poor girl :(
And Kari's daughter went to the doctor, and found out that she has Strep. Dang, everyone's falling apart...
Anyway, we headed back to the commissary, and started shopping. I haven't been grocery shopping in WEEKS, so we needed a ton of stuff. And the cart quickly filled up.
We got to the bus stop a few minutes before time, so stayed and hung out. And started to clean the truck out. Dang, it was messy.
The bus came, Jim left, and I drove back home. And started cleaning out the truck. 9 socks, 5 pairs of flip flops, 3 plates, 2 glasses, 6 spoons, a hotwheels race track, swim toys, a MASSIVE bag of crayons (spilled and loose, of course), and a plethora of other crap ALL over the car. Sigh. It took quite a bit of work, but I got the truck cleaned out.
And Terra came over after her kids were in Daycare, and she helped me carry in the groceries. We got all the frozen/cold stuff put away, and she and I headed out. We didn't know where we were going ,but we we gonna have a good time. hehe.
We ended up at Souper Salad. Yummy! I had a modified Greek salad, and LOVED it!
The potato soup? Yeah, not so much. It tasted like cream of celery soup. ewh! hehe. I ate it, though. LOL :) I had me some sugar free jello, and was happy as a clam :) The Diet Coke helped, too :)
We went to Big Lots next, and I SO wanted to get this Tablet style portable DVD player for $89, but they were out. Sigh.
Next stop, Walmart. I needed DDP. And yes, that's a need. hehe. We found all sorts of stuff to look at. I can always have fun at Walmart, you know. hehe. We ended up finding blow up swimming pools for our backyards. Sweet! My kids were gonna be excited.
As I was out with Terra, I got a call from the school asking about Eme's bruise. I had to give an official statement over the phone to the Vice Principal and the Military Liaison about where and why she had bruises. Sigh. I guess those safeguards are there to protect kids from being abused, right? Hopefully they don't cause problems for us, though... I wonder if it'll help my "cause" with Jake's IEP, though?
We got a Diet Mt Dew from Circle K, and headed back to post. She dropped me off at my house, and I had JUST enough time to cook up some cookies for the bus driver. hehe. Gotta keep the bus drive happy, you know :)
Jim and I came home, and we blew up the pool. Good thing my vacuum cleaner not only sucks, but blows. hehe :) It made blowing it up SO much faster :)
Boxer wasn't sure about the pool being blowed up in the house. hehe.
And we started filling it with water. Check out my SUPER dry yellow grass in the back yard. ha!
The kids got home from the bus at 3:30pm, and some of them played in the pool, and some of them watched some TV. Tom read his book. And I started to color my hair. Because the gray just HAD to go :) hehe.
Since I'd taught Tom how to start the grill, he got it going for us, and we cooked up some chicken thighs and corn on the cob. Turned out pretty good, too! I got my hair all finished up, and even fixed it up and put on make up. ha!
At 6:30pm, we headed out. We dropped by the Youth Center to pick up Jacob, and then continued on to the church. Tom and Jake went to their meetings, Joe and Jim played with the little kids, and Eme and I went to Achievement days. Tammy did a short lesson, then we opened it up to games. I'd brought some, she'd brought some, and the girls had a great time playing with each other. Then they ran around in the gym for a while. Fun night :)And Jim started to feel sick. Look at his poor little face :(
As the kids were playing, I ended up in the foywer with Paige. She had JUST started playing Words with Friends, so we started a new game together. And had SO much fun laughing and giggling and playing the silly game :)
Jim fell asleep on a couch. Poor little dude really didn't feel good. At 8:30pm, everyone was done with activities, and Jake helped me load everything and everyone into the truck. SUPER sweet. He even carried Jim to the truck. Awe, thanks, hon.
Of course, it was short lived, because once he got to the truck, he decided that since he'd done such nice things to help me get to the truck, he deserved the front seat. But that's not how we work it in the family. Only kids weighing over 100 lbs get a turn in the front. And of those 2 in our family, one gets the front on the way TO an activity, and the other gets it on the way BACK. So it was Tom's turn for the way home. But it didn't make sense to Jake. He thought that because he did something nice, he deserved the front seat. Sigh. Luckily, he was merely annoying to Tom, and didn't hurt anyone...
We got home, I made Jake and Tom do their chores, put the other kids to bed, set Jim up on the couch with a blanket, and stated blogging. It's now 10:41pm, and I'm kinda sleepy. Tomorrow is the OCSA luncheon with Terra, and I'm praying that Jim feels better in the morning. I've got things to do, you know. hehe. Although snuggling on the couch all day with Jim may be relaxing. hehe.
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ROFL! I just make is SO easy for you, don't I Sharon! hehe. Lovin' the purples!