It’s currently the coldest outside it has been do far this year. According to my phone we’ve got 28 degree weather outside which wouldn’t bother me but we have to leave the comforts of our super warm home and meet with teachers.
This isn’t my first set if conferences but it is the first time having confrences at a middle school with a hearing child and the very first time for my kindergartner. I’m a little anxious to see how my kiddos are fairing this year. Given the fact that I get weekly progress reports on my 5 year old I have a pretty good idea how he’s doing.
The mystery is my middle schooler. I’m sure she’s doing well as she is a very bright young lady the problem is she’s homework phobic and conveniently she no longer has her daily planner so I can’t MAKE her do homework because I no longer have proof she has any. Hopefully with the help of conferences today we’ll get the planner returned.
I’m also hoping that we’ll warm up quite a bit. 28 is a bit chilly even for me but hey at least I get to wear one of my new sweaters 🙂
Im currently standing in the kitchen if my home one frozen hand wrapped tightly around a freshly brewed cup of coffee as I reflect on what has already happened this morning and the hundreds of other things that I will do today as just a small part of my daily life and thought I would share.
Let’s start with bedtime – I went to bed at 1:30 this morning after finishing a paper in Eastern vs. Western cultural differences and fighting with a 3 year old who was quite insistant that I not worry he was only going to watch Thomas on Netflix. My first alarm went off at 6:15, I rolled myself out of bed 2minutes later to wake up my 11 year old so she could do whatever it is she does to get ready for school which this morning consisted of laying in bed until 6:35. At 6:40 I brewed a pot of coffee at 7 the second alarm went off. This is the official wake up the hubby/ time to get out the door for middle and high school kids alarm. Only problem this morning aforementioned middle schooler was still in the shower. 7:05 playing spider solitare on cellphone and getting annoyed made lunch for kindergartener. 7:20 (time 1st bell rings at school) finally walking out the door into an almost frozen state of cold wind. 7:30 drop now moody preteen off at school who is annoyed at me for not writting a tardy excuse but the rule is if its not my fault your late no excuse.
Anyhoo…..head back home (insert 1st cup of coffee and writting of this post) wake up hubby who is attempting to pretend he’s sleeping like the dead. Also wake up 5 year old which means peels of laughter. Make sure he has backpack with lunch in it and coat. Head out the door at 8:30. Gas light is on so put gas in van, go to store with still sleeping 3 year old who makes faces in his sleep in regards to the changing if temperatures. Go back home, open up medical terminology book, take 2 pages worth of notes when 3 year old awakes and asks to watch Thomas. Clean house (back permitting) think about how nice it would be to take a nap but 3 year old is in full play mode. Prepare to go pick kindergartener from school, then pick up now certifiably pissed off middle schooler who complains there’s nothing to eat. Gi back to the store simply because I know I had to have forgotten something for dinner. Go home. Help with homework( not mine – no one ever wants to help with mine) start dinner. Hubby isn’t home yet so set DVR to record his Monday night tv stuff. Make 5 and 3 year old put on PhD. Turn on kindle to try to read chapter for class. Put 5 year old in bed. Hour later tell 11year old to follow suit. Fight with 3 year old for next hour + to go to bed.
Finally get in bed, fall asleep almost instantly then alarm rings again……*sigh* a new day
Hope you enjoy yours 🙂
I’ve spent the last week wrapped up in my back pain and haven’t taken much time to enjoy the simple beauty that is all around me. It just goes to show with one change of events a persons whole outlook and perspective can also change. So today as I try to muddle through a mountain of homework that refuses to do itself I’m also taking a minute to reflect on a moment if simple beauty that brought a smile to my heart. Hope yall are having a better time than me.
Today is another one of those ho hum days. The sun is shining it’s warm and beautiful outside but I’ve been stuck in the house all day. Not that I’ve been unproductive but we so rarely get nice weather in Washington that when it does make an appearance it’s nice to go out and enjoy it. Earlier in the day I had made plans to hang out with my sis (as is home – she’s also on wordpress check her out great stuff going on over there) but seeing as one of my little ones has been running a fever and feeling crummy it’s safer to just stick to inside the house besides there is oh so much homework to do *sigh* but really who wants to do homework or housework when it’s a great day? So here I sit writing a blog post instead of continuing with my studies. For those judgmental types I have done almost all of my homework for the week for all 3 classes now it’s just time for all the review type stuff. Dinner is in the crock pot and smells oh so good, my little one who isn’t feeling well is watching tv and resting, my other little one is being well 2 (LOL) and so another day in my life is coming to an end. I know there will be other sunny days, days where my entire crew is feeling well and we can go play in the sun I just wish in my heart of hearts that today was that day. Until tomorrow be well 🙂
As many of you know in addition to being a taxi service, cook, cheif, mediator, ATM, answering service, and confidant (to name a few of my hats). I’m also a full time student. This quarter finds me plunging into strange waters. In addition to cramming my head full of medical language I’m also taking all of my classes online. I like the conveinance of online classes especally with my crazy households schedule but I miss the face to face interaction. So right now I find myself trying to find a groove to get my studying done and so far I have been wildly unsucessful. If anyone has suggestions please shoot em my way and please bear in mind I don’t always have people available to watch my kiddos so most of the time to the younger onrs at least I look to be available for normal mommy duty. Happy Friday all!