However, today is apparently a fluke, a somewhat warm day sandwiched in the middle of cold stormy days. So, I have done what any self-respecting homeschool mom would do. I've sent the children outside for play. So I can blog. Bruhahahaha. I'll be brief because there is much work to do in this house that cannot be accomplished with wordiness on a blog. (BOO HISS)
- A book review. Yesterday's snarky snark post requires it. This one is the kid's book I flipped through at the library and then found myself sucked into reading. It is called Sixth Grade Glommers, Norks & Me written by Lisa Papademetriou (remind me not to complain about my last name ever again!) This book is so funny and bittersweet. Mostly though, the character responds to the other middle schoolers almost exactly the way she should. If you have a sixth grader...or just a middle schooler, this is a safe and good read.
- Toby update. Wednesday we took Toby in to get his wetcast off. As we all held our noses in the midst of his stinky paw, we got the good news that he would no longer require a cast and we could take him home with a paw pad healed and 7/8ths intact. (AMAZING considering the damage to it!) As I contemplated how bad that car ride was gonna smell and the aroma it would leave in the car for who knows how long, I tried to remain celebratory. Then the vet saved me. "You want to leave him here overnight so he can lick and clean on it and pick him up tomorrow? It will only be around $8." "Yes, thank you. We would like that very much." Bless her forevermore. We love her with all our being. We picked him up the next day and he looked great and he was mostly unscented. By the way, her name is Caudill and the vet she works for is VERY close to a fast food restaurant on the south side. (That should give you locals all the info you need!) She is awesome and I am indebted to her forever. She could have totally socked us with some whopping vet bills, but she did it all under $300. ON A SUNDAY. Included were weekly dressing changes. Plus Toby keeps hopping in the van wanting to go see her. Total doggy crush.
- Housework is totally out of control...but I have good intentions today.
- I am signing Erika up for gymnastics(finally found a place relatively close to home that isn't all about cheerleading!!) and allowing Lilly to audition for a play-mostly for the experience of auditioning. I think she is totally too young to actually get a part-but we shall see. Goodbye calm world. Hello taxicab craziness. What am I thinking?? Seriously. Oh look, gas is going up. Wahoo.
I hope you accomplish all you want to today. Please pray for me today as I attempt to cross 700 things off my to-do list.