The kids and I had a four day weekend from school. The hubs had a three day weekend due to the holiday. Much fun was had by all. That said, I think its fair to say we’re all ready to get back on schedule.
And now I give you, the joys of a holiday weekend.
1.) Homeschooling freely on Friday in spite of the fact that we didn’t *have* to. There was no necessary curric, no schedule, just 2 solid hours of learning science outside in the sunshine. Friday was a great day to learn about magnets, just in case you wanted to know.
2.) Football. I literally played catch for 1.5 hours on Friday with the kids in a jumper dress.
3.) A night away. The kids hung out with Art’s mom while we went and picked up a few new things for our house. I would rather shop for my home than for myself. It was glorious. Japanese food was super wonderful too. Cant eat that with the kids in tow…it doesnt come with a small drink and a toy you know.
4.) A night away pt. 2. My living room was spotless for 8 hours. I think that’s a new record.
5.) Church. The wee one has a new cold, and had to stay home with her Daddy, but the rest of us (and my mom too) went to church together on Sunday. An aquaintance from High School did the preaching, and I must say that it is fascinating to see people from my age group preaching the word. I love to see my peers on fire like that. Also came to the realization that it’s time to step into a ministry at church. Exciting stuff.
6.) Post-church. My mom took the older two for a Sunday drive. Judging by the mud in their shoes, and the wet pant legs, I’d say a good time was had by all. Did I mention the freshwater clam in a water bottle in my son’s room?
7.) Post-church pt. 2. Without the older two at home, a friend of mine and I had the ability to rip out my son’s carpet and paint his floor. The carpet is my age (28) and has lived through mulitple dogs and children (including my husband who resided in this room as a child). Due to the condition of said carpet, I felt no regrets pulling it up, scraping the floor, and painting the CONCRETE. He has a football themed room (of course) so I took some oopsie paint in green and slathered it on. I scored finding paint that is “qualified” to put on cement in green for 8.00. Yeah, the green is sorta hideous but it works. The next step is to paint white “yard lines” and yard numbers when its not so tacky. I’m completely pleased and soooo relieved that there is no longer carpet in his room. I will NEVER put carpet back in this house. EVER. It is completely disgusting. On a more positive note, woohoo for 8.00 flooring, huh?
Ok, back on track.
8.) Post church pt.3 (a.k.a. the benefits of gutting a room). So in my quest to beautify my son’s room, I was able to bag up TWO yard sized hefties of stuff he doesnt need and/or want. He hasnt even noticed. He had an old tv in there that was taking up half of one side of his room, and that’s no longer present either. Get this…he sat at his desk and journaled yesterday. He played with his favorite toys. He read books. He used his room for its intended purpose!!
9.) Grocery shopping. I took Trinity shopping with me yesterday. Just the two of us. We drove through Starbucks first for a tasty treat, then went to Super Walmart to embarck on our quest for food. It was so wonderful to have her to myself. We filled up a cart and a half and I was happy to discover that she is now capable of pushing a cart. She also has an eye for finding things I’ve never noticed, like barbie cereal and pop-tarts with princesses on them. These items were vetoed, but I was grateful for her eyes when she noticed a box of fortune cookies. Those will be a neat addition to the various asian dishes I have planned this week.
10.) Normalcy. As nice as it was to have time off, I’m so ready to be back on track. I think its fair to say my husband is too. How nice it was to have a few days off…but oh how it reminds you that the “daily grind” really isn’t so bad either.