D o you ever have those days – or weeks – that could drive a non-drinking person to drink? Oh, my. It’s been one of those here. Overall, the last part of the week hasn’t been too crazy, but there was a time on Tuesday when I considered just going back to bed and trying again later. It was a Murphy’s Law kind of day.
I hope the weekend is calm and peaceful.
I’m definitely a check-list kind of girl. I love the Lessons-at-a-Glance pages that come with the Trail Guide to Learning Series. In the volume we’re on, Paths of Progress, the check lists are supposed to be for the kids to start taking responsibility for their own work. I love that…but I’ve still be printing off a copy for myself each week.
That bottom photo of the laptop? Yeah, that’s my old laptop. It’s the one that the girls’ math (Teaching Textbooks) is on. It died Sunday night. It will power on and load the welcome screen, but it won’t load Windows. At all.
That means that I got to spend Monday loading the girls’ math onto the ancient desktop in Josh’s room. That means that all three kids are on the same computer for math. And that the girls have to go into Josh’s room to do their math.
That may not be a big deal at your house, but at our house, it’s a huge hassle. It hasn’t failed that at some point every day this week one kid has had to wait for another kid to finish their math so that they can do theirs. It also has not failed that Josh has been run out of his own room a few times.
I’d move the desktop to another room, but we really just don’t have a spot for it. I’m hoping we can get a reasonably-priced, functional laptop soon. Nothing fancy, just something portable for schoolwork…besides my laptop.
Tuesday was the big Murphy’s Law kind of day. If it could go wrong, it did. Thankfully, I had suspected that it might be a somewhat stressful day (it was more stressful than I’d thought it might be thanks to all the mishaps), so I’d already planned to order pizza for dinner. I’m so glad I did.
Lily, the cat was much more relaxed than me – except for when she was watching the birds at the birdfeeder. I was just waiting for her to crash into the window trying to get them.
Wednesday was a bit more calm. We’re really enjoying the books that go with Paths of Progress (of course, we’ve enjoyed nearly all the Trail Guide to Learning readers). Even the creatures were calm and three of them were able to co-exist on the dog bed. The fourth, Lily, was in her usual spot – the back of my chair.
Again this week I only remembered to take one picture on Thursday – my Garmin showing 10 miles completed! I was so excited! It was harder during the run this week than it was last week, but I did it! It was the first time I’d run that far in probably almost a year – since my last half-marathon last February.
It was after this run that I started feeling confident that I can not only finish the half-marathon that’s coming up in 3 weeks, but that I can also do it in a decent (for me) time. Yay!
For the weekend, I’m hoping to get some things marked off my to-do list so that I can feel a little more relaxed going into next week. What plans do you have for the weekend?
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