Grumpys and Planning

Wow! Unfortuntly today has been more about surviving than thriving. Rebel (Captian decided he liked Rebel better and truthfully it fits him better) caught a stomach bug over the weekend and was still not feeling well this morning. Princess got a blister on her heel, that had popped and she was having an extra hard time leaving me today, so she was crying and not wanting to go to school. UGH! I had Princess soak her foot in warm water with tea tree oil, then bandaged it. Since, it was such a hard day for her to leave me, she has her dragonfly “tattoo” and my dragonfly necklace and there were still tears at drop off. It breaks my heart, I just want to grab her up and take her home, even though I know I can’t.

Monkey is teething, which makes him sensitive and micheveous. If he doesn’t get what he wants he throws a tantrum, even outside didn’t make him completely happy, he gets into things he knows he isn’t supposed to touch. My usual bag of tricks are not making him happy, oh joy!

My plan was to work on some planning for next school year. I would like to put together a daily calendar notebook for Princess and a tot book for Monkey. There are many examples online and some great free downloads. I just need to decide which I want to use or if I want to do a mix. Some things others put in a notebook, I can just do on my calendar board since I will only be doing it with Princess. However, I want this notebook to be something she can do for a few minutes on her own while I am busy with Monkey. Sometimes we will do them together to give Monkey something while I am working with Princess hence, his tot school notebook.

Some of my favorite sites that I am looking at for their notebooks are:

Confessions of a Homeschooler

Homeschool Creations

1+1+1=1

Tot Time Notebook @ 1+1+1=1

In an attempt to make tonight easier for dinner, I did throw a lamb roast in the crock pot. I loosely followed a recipe from Emeril Lagasse, Rosemary and Garlic Roast Leg of Lamb. I forgot the lemon juice and since I was using the crock pot I added a little white wine in the bottom, plus I didn’t roast the veggies, I made garlic mashed potatoes instead. I think it turned out really well. The kids…well…more for me and Jeremy.

Ready for a better day tomorrow!

Amy

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