I don’t mind the rain…it’s just that it’s making me lazy. I started my day with intentions to sew and I’ve lost my inspiration after running out of white thread (what a dumb thing to run out of) and then Dru came home and that was the end of it. I should fold some (mostly dry) laundry. Most of the time I don’t miss not having a clothes dryer. Right now it would be nice. And I could do some vacuuming. So I do have stuff to do.
Jube is doing preschool work. Jube style. I need to supervise him better. That child needs some learning to read curriculum. I should order some soon, but I also need to find a ride for it, so that might not happen as soon as it could otherwise. He’s officially potty trained except still wearing pull ups at night. It finally clicked. I had a discussion with him one day about how he was letting this run his life and boss him around. He needed to be the boss and decide when and where it could come out. That seemed to click. I don’t know if I should have started potty training earlier with him or later…but I’m glad it’s over now.
Havilah decided to quit moaning because I won’t let her sit in my lap. She found a train to play with.
Dru is back at school, suffering through his second exam for the day. I say suffering because he woke up this morning and his stomach was in knots. He’s feeling some better now but I suspect he’ll come home and crash. Probably sleep it off, though he threatened to watch a movie with the kids. I hope he relaxes, whatever he does. It’s been a crammed full weekend with writing two term papers and then there are mid terms today. Two more on Friday and then he’s done with midterms. He says he things the semester was top heavy—or in other words, the last half of term won’t be as demanding as far as papers to write, etc. I hope this is true.
This is what my son drew on the sheets in the guest bedroom. I didn’t notice the other whale on one of my favorite pillow cases until later.
Jube discovered what happens when you put vinegar and baking soda together.
They put a new mall in down the road from us. It is really quite lovely and we’ll try not to spend too much time there. I’m turning into a city kid.
We babysat for Arlin’s the other day. It was so fun. When they came back, we ate supper together. Kayla and I ran to the market for mushrooms and got soaked on the way home. Rain. That’s why she’s wearing my dress. Then we played rook, talked, and laughed, late into the night. (We had the children in bed.) They ended up spending the night…We all had a lovely time.
Havilah kissed the frog, several times. But nothing happened—yet.
And I just found these pics on my computer. They’re from Rachel Zupke’s camera. You could come back some day Rachel!
Sorry about the tiny pictures…I’m having Live Writer problems.