Day 12

I think it is a joke for me to try and start on time! But I’ll get it one of these days.

I had decided that Thursday was going to be a “Home Ec.” day. While my house has remained surprisingly clean during these last weeks, it has started to fray at the edges. And while I would love to be able to mend those edges on weekends or when the kids are outside or in quiet time, it just hasn’t happened. For one thing, I am still a scrapbook designer. And I love it and can’t give it up if I want to stay off the prozac. And for another thing, I am STILL 25 lbs overweight and have to exercise regardless of how little I want to do it. I can’t work out while the kids are awake because of Spencer (the girls are good to color for an hour, but if I try to get him to do it…). And lastly (but certainly not least) when Matt is home on the weekends and Mondays, I like to hang out with him. He’s a fun guy and we like each other’s company. I have school with the kids Monday mornings, but after that all bets are off. We go do fun things. This last monday we went to the beach and Matt helped Spencer surf on a boogie board while the girls sat and played in the sand. I even got my feet wet taking pictures. I don’t want to spend the little time I have with my sweetie, cleaning. What fun is that?

So the late start was actually due to the fact that we spent from 9 to 10:30 taking baths, folding laundry, sorting through and picking up toys, sweeping, vacuuming and other things that have been neglected while talking about how important it is that we keep a tidy home and how yucky it feels when our home is dirty. So our “lesson of the day” was first.

Once that was done, we read scriptures and worked on primary songs, we then went on to math. Lucy worked on her own while I did a lesson for Emma. It’s silly of me to expect Lucy to pay attention to lessons like “lets count to 9”. Then Lucy read to me out of her “Billy and Blaze” book.

I had a nice surprise yesterday. I was accidentally charged twice for my Saxon Math kit, and yesterday got the refund (which I had forgotten to put in the budget), So I was able to use that money to get the Jr. Book of Mormon Studies activity packet, Parent Manuel and CD from Kimber Curriculum. I’m pretty excited. Hopefully by the time school “officially” starts we’ll be able to have a nice routine down and I won’t be flying by the seat of my pants anymore 🙂

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