Monday, September 8, 2008

Portable School

I woke up this morning and got on the computer to check my e-mail. As I was sitting here, I remembered that I was supposed to have a yearly appt. either today or Wednesday but I couldn't remember which and what time. So, I checked my voice mail and realized that the appt. was for today at 8:00 a.m. This was at 7:35 a.m. I hadn't showered. I hadn't filled out my medical forms. I didn't even have child care.
So, I frantically called my mom (who lives around the corner) and asked if she could come quickly to watch the kids while I went to the doctor. I know... I am spoiled. She came. I left my house at 7:55 and it takes at least 15 minutes to get there. Also, this is my first appt. at this office. What a great first impression I am making.
So, I made it there and they didn't even give me any dirty looks. Whew! Next, I came home and had about 1 hour before I needed to start making lunch so that I could leave in time to make it to my hair appt. We squezzed 1 hour of school in this morning and then I had the opportunity for my brother to watch them while I went to get my hair done. In case you are wondering, I don't normally "get my hair done" by professionals. I normally use those free hair dye boxes from CVS and do it myself at home. However, I am leaving in 1 week for our cruise and I want to look as H-O-T as possible.
So, off to get my hair done in the middle of school time. When I got home, there was only about 15 minutes before I needed to be on the road again to have dinner and go to daddy's first softball game of the season. Luckily, as a homeschoolin' mom, we can have school anywhere. We have a 30 minute drive to dinner and I packed up the rest of what needed to be accomplished today. It actually worked very well. I like that they didn't even have the option of standing up, getting out of their chairs and walking around the room for no apparent reason. Not that it ever happens that way at home, but, you know.
As my middle child was eating dinner, she finished up the last of her papers and we were done. We headed to the softball game, went to get ice cream and headed home for showers and bed. It was one packed day.
I have a feeling there are going to be more of those this week as we prepare for our week away. I can hardly believe it is almost here. I am so excited!!


Andrea said...

Girl! If you haven't invested in Susan Wise Baur's History CD's....Do it!
They have them used on Amazon!
My kids love them and they are our "History Lecture In A Box".
I have enjoyed them,too.

I am so excited about your cruise. We had the best time on ours...and he will think you are SUPER HOT...because you will not have a child hanging off of your arm! :)

Amazing what that will do for your figure..........:)


Brandi said...

Wow. . that just made me tired. .and I have three toddlers! That was quite a day! Shouldn't you be sleeping now? he he

Love you,

PS Where's the hair pic?

Jared, Jen and Andon said...

Busy day!! How does your hair look? Are you still doing that cute cut with the colors? I can't wait for you to go on your cruise with your hubby!!!! Love you friend! See you soon!! :) Jen

And yes, all I wanted to do was take him home when he was crying like that. But I knew Jared would have killed me! :)

amanda said...

You got your hair done by a professional and you are going on a cruise - I think I'll have to start referring to you as my rich friend.

love amanda

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...


You know I am just rolling in the big bucks!! :)

Jess said...

I agree with Amanda..

It's a good thing you brought school along instead of just skipping. How are they going to learn for a while week while your off on that hot cruise?

Just another concerned educator!

Jaime said...

oh my jess!

amanda said...

Why did Jaime say Oh My Jess - is it because she agreed with me -

love amanda