Happy National Lazy Mom Day! I gave you notice last week, so I hope you celebrated accordingly. With Megan’s American Girls book club this afternoon and the fact that my people like to eat, necessitating a trip to the grocery store, I didn’t get to celebrate quite as much as I’d hoped. I did wake without an alarm today, though (earlier than I thought I would), and let the kids sleep in a little so I could enjoy some peaceful time alone before they got up. Not a bad start to lazy mom day.
It’s been a busy week around here. I don’t think we’ve really done anything of great import, it’s just been busy. Do you ever have those weeks?
We’re in our second week using WriteShop. So far, so good. I’ve helped everyone with a practice paragraph and everyone has written a sloppy copy on their own. Next week we’ll do edits and final revisions. I’ve actually been impressed with everyone’s work, so far.
Megan’s first assignment has been to write a letter of invitation. That worked out great since her birthday is next Friday. She’s been working on a real letter of invitation to send to her cousin. I gave my sister a heads-up since she won’t write the final draft until next Wednesday. I thought they might like more than two days’ notice.
Brianna finally finished the cape she started (with the help of a dear friend of mine, not her domestically-challenged mother) weeks ago. It turned out great and she already has the material to start another one.
Remember our toad? You may remember that we kept her inside for a couple of years, then released her in the spring year before last. When we released her, Brianna took her to the wooded area at the end of our street so she’d be safe from the dogs (one of whom we’d rescued her from) and cats.
We almost brought her back inside because she wouldn’t leave the spot where Brianna released her. She finally left the spot, but came back to the house and set up housekeeping right outside our garage.
All that summer, we’d have to look for her before we pulled the cars in or out of the garage because she’d be sitting right there. We were going to bring her in for the winter, but she disappeared.
We didn’t see her at all last summer, but now she’s back! You may be wondering how we know it’s the same toad. I guess it may not be, but if it’s not the same one, someone had to have kept this one for a pet because I’ve never seen a toad more tame than the one we had.
This one that has reappeared sits and lets us scratch her on the head like the one we kept used to. Not only that, but she leans into it like she likes it, just like the toad we kept used to do. She sits right in front of our garage door and lets us pick her up without trying to get away. I guess it may not be the same toad, but it sure seems like it is. The kids were begging to bring her in last night. I almost gave in, but I didn’t. Yet.
While we were working on our Paths of Settlement stuff the other day, I looked down and noticed this:
Yep, that’s our dog – hugged up with Brianna’s smelly work shoes and dirty socks. Weird animal.
I think that’s it for me today. After having a horrible, really-need-chocolate, maybe-I-should-send-at-least-one-of-my-kids-to-public-school kind of day yesterday, I’m going to commence enjoying the rest of National Lazy Mom Day today. Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
How was your week? Be sure to post about it and link up. If this is your first time to join us, be sure to read the Weekly Wrap-Up guidelines. You can also follow the guidelines link to grab the banner code.
**Remember, be sure to link directly to your Weekly Wrap-Up post so that others can find it easily when they visit your blog and be sure to post a link back here so that your readers can find the Wrap-Up and join us.
**Was your link deleted? Click here.**