Archives for March 2004

Thursday, March 4, 2004 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

And back.

And I’ve had this window open for almost an hour while I tried to collect my scattered thoughts and do my usual morning on-line routine.

I went to the gym instead, and my workout kicked me in the behind as usual. I even skimped, bad me. I renewed my membership for 3 more months. (anyone want a month pass?)

Ron and I were even drooling over the Craft College. It was someplace I wished I had gone, but then I never would have met Ron. Hmm.

The drive was pretty uneventful. Emma didn’t make a big fuss, the kids didn’t fight, and I managed to stay awake and be headache-less for all but the last hour. We even got home at a decent time.

I’ll have to write more later. I just have to clear the brain foggies. Too many anecdotes and ideas and pictures and conversations running around in there. 🙂

Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

And a busy day today

We’re a-going on a day trip. Ron’s idea. We plan on visiting the science museum, the art gallery, and having a tour of the craft college. Links when I get back. 😀

5 hours in a van with the kids. Wish me luck.

(remind me to tell you about all the stationary supplies I got last night, to make my Mom’s Homeschool Planning Binder)

Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in I Forgot To Pick A Category


What Sort of Hat Are You? I am a Halo.I am a Halo.

I believe I am perfect. Others may not think so, but those others are wrong. What Sort of Hat Are You?

Seen at that harbringer of springtimey goodness, Tulip Girl.

Tuesday, March 2, 2004 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

if this is a break, why am I so busy?

It feels like I’ve done nothing but run in circles for the past three days, and haven’t accomplished or finished a whole lot. I have a large to-do list, and have barely chipped away at it. Everything seems to take twice as long, or longer, to do. My list had a lot of stuff on it for *me* to do, but not a lot for everyone else.

And Ron has the entire week off.

At one point, Ron was a part-time stay at home dad. He worked when he needed to, usually through most of the winter, so he’d have plenty of time off in the spring & summer when we needed to do things around our old house & garden. So it is not like we’re not used to him being home and “underfoot”.

But here he has nothing to do. Nothing to do but drive me crazy.

Today he helped me measure & cut the fabric for the new kitchen curtains, which was backwards from the way I would have measured it, plus figuring out the math extra fast so I couldn’t catch up, and then he tried to figure out how we could cut out each curtain so the pattern was the same on all of them.

I spent half the time very confused. Somehow, they all got cut out correctly. I was too tired to sew them.

Thank God I’m taking next week off too. I’ll need it to recover from this week.

Tuesday, March 2, 2004 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

funny, we don’t look weird

Forgot to mention about going to the local pawn shop last Friday. We go there occasionally, since we know the people who own it (another LISA!) and they have cheap movies & CDs. We were hunting down a playstation controller, which indeed they had.
While we are browsing, Emma is crawling under the CD racks and wiping up the dust with her knees. The shelves were also metal and making a bit of a noise. Pawnshop Lisa suggest maybe Emma needs a couple of dusters while she’s down there. Lisa also tells me to never EVER let my hair grow long again, because I look so good. (See why I like going there?)
So Lisa and I are yakking, and I look over to see Emma crawling inside this wooden wishing well, the kind that sits on your lawn. That’s when Lisa and her hubby grin and tell me the thing is tied to the wall, it is so fragile.
We get Emma out in a hurry.
“Your kids are always so well behaved!” squeals Lisa. She’s quite an enthusiastic person. I want to aks if she noticed what Emma was doing. Is she blind? Then she tells me the kids who normally come in with their parents are “demon spawn.”
We get to talking some more, and I remind her we’re homeschooling. Or maybe Sarah did, whatever. Then she says, “You homeschool? But your kids are so normal!”
I decided to take it as a compliment.

Monday, March 1, 2004 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

Sunday afternoon

We went sliding with a group of homeschoolers. The lovely and talented Carol took lots of pictures. It was a blast! Emma & Christina were even cuter than the pictures show. Especially when they tried very hard to go down in a slide together, by themselves. I did a perfect 27-point turn to get out of the driveway. 🙂

Afterwards, I went to my Mom’s house to eat some more, then we came home. That was pretty much our day. Didn’t see much of the Oscars, but I did see most of Billy Crystal’s opener (loved the Canadian joke!) and the first few awards, plus I liked Robin Williams. Angelina Jolie looked to-die-for.