Thursday, September 24, 2009

Learning to Read

This warms my mommy heart!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Just a day....

My eyelids pinged at 6:40am (way too early in my book). I decided I might as well tackle the dirty laundry which was overflowing into the kitchen floor. It's only 10am and the third load is ready for the dryer.

While I'm waiting for my pants to dry so I can go on a walk, I'm contemplating making a grocery list. Sigh. I don't really want to go to the grocery store today, but we are out of food I can make a meal out of. Hey, we're even out of milk! I'm combing over the last two menus from e-Mealz to see what I'm willing to cook and what the troops may be willing to eat.

I'm also pondering homeschool. I have some things I want to do, but we still don't seem to have enough time in the day to get them accomplished. I could turn into a organizational Nazi and possibly get them done, or I could accept that it isn't going to happen.

I also decided that I'm going to have to do teacher prep on Saturdays. There's just no way around it. I can study Biology while 14yo is in seminary but there is still more to learn. Participial phrases are making my head spin and I hear Egypt calling my name.

I hear the dryer buzzer.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Two down and ..... how many more days do I have to do this? It's true. I'm the seminary chauffeur. How funny is that? The two family members that have the hardest time getting out of bed early are waking up at 5:30 a.m. There is something totally wrong with this picture.

Night owls' observations:

  • at 5:30 a.m. it is dark outside
  • people are actually driving to work at 6 a.m.
  • seeing an orange sunrise behind Mt. Jefferson(?) is breathtaking!
  • Mormon standard time is alive and kickin'
  • at 7:30 a.m. you can get a front row parking spot at WinCo
  • WinCo only needs one checker in the early morning
  • Lynn should not be taken into WinCo just after the shelves have been stocked. She will feel compelled to fill the empty spaces and organize anything that is out of place. She is also super giggly and begs for stuff (a.k.a. doughnuts)
  • Lynn thinks one hour power naps are too short
  • the crash begins at 3 p.m.
  • mom is very grouchy in the evenings after getting up so early
  • she wants to go to bed early therefore everyone else must too

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Don't shoot me...

Can I admit that I'm looking forward to public school starting on Wednesday? I love that my girls have friends, but I'm looking forward to fewer interruptions and better focus. Even if their friends don't come over, just knowing that friends are available seems to contribute to "but mom I could be playing" attention deficit. Of course we'll have to adjust. Every year we go through the "I'm bored" stage for a couple of weeks. Then, we revert to the "knocking on their door the minute they get off the bus" syndrome.