Friday, October 12, 2007

This Week

Since today is Friday it's a good day to review this crazy week.  Mickey has been working way too many hours on a gigantic project at work.  He worked two 12 hour days and two 18 hour days.  Lets just say that is too many for him and for me.  He had a test for his class on Tuesday.  He went to school to take it and then went back to work.  The people he's working with in marketing are treating him pretty good.  He gets lunch and dinner a lot and other little perks.

Needless to say he hasn't had much time to work on my goal counter.  I know he'll get around to it when he can.  Until then I will be sharing my mileage like this:  I'm up to 28 miles as of today.   I think I'm losing my mind but I started giving the girls piano lessons on Wednesday.  It went better than I thought it would.  Now I have to make sure they both practice.  We have two pianos, one real and one electric, so I try to make them practice at the same time to get it over with.   They don't want to practice what I assigned but what's further on in the book.  Maybe I started them too slow.  I had crop night on Thursday and no one came to crop with me.  Becca stopped by with Ella who had just visited Med Point for a split chin.  Vicky tried to call me because she was coming late but that didn't work out.  I did get my four grandma cards done for Halloween.  I also have to come up with a few more ideas and samples for a class I'm teaching on the 25th.  I'm using the same paper for 3 different cards.  This should be interesting.  I've been tired all week too.  I forgot to mention I'm reading (into the wee hours of the morning) all the Harry Potter books back to back so I can have the entire story together.  I'm at the end of book 5 right now, hopefully I'll be into 6 by Sunday.

Megan had soccer practice on Monday and other than piano lessons and practicing it's been a quiet week for her.  She did have to clean her room.  There was so much paper in it I couldn't see the floor.  She's been working on a biography for one of her school assignments.  She choose Betty to write about.  I was helping her make some changes on one of the drafts she's doing and I pointed out that a word was spelled wrong.  She didn't agree with me and I would say we had a mild argument, no yelling just butting of heads.  We're both stubborn.  She had spelled creek c-r-e-a-k.  Meg ended up calling grandma to find out the correct spelling.  Later I learned that she wasn't supposed to be correcting the spelling yet, that's another draft.  And Meg learned that when she looks something up in a dictionary she needs to look at the meaning as well as the spelling.  Any one want to swim in a creak?

Mattey was excited to start piano lessons but when she saw the book she told me it was not right.  I had no idea what she meant.  Some times it's good to give her space right after school.  Mat is our little friendly person.  I swear everywhere we go she's the one making new friends, whether it's at the library, a game, or a store.  She has been sniffing and coughing or clearing her throat so much that it's really annoying me.  Time to get her an appointment with the new doc.  Allergy meds don't work and most over the counter cold ones don't either.  It's always the same thing with her.  I suppose we should get her tested to be on the safe side.  She's had to start wearing pants to school and doesn't like it.  Today she wore a dress with tights.  That's fine with me as long as her skinny legs are covered up.

Kade is always asking "Watch movie?".  I think if I left the TV on all day he would be happy, except when he needs something to eat.  He loves several shows on the Disney Channel. He is really into trucks, balls, and duplo blocks.  I bought him a little Cars backpack when the girls started school. He kept asking for one and I thought he should have one.  It's a smaller one that fits him perfectly.  There are some days he doesn't want to take it off, like at church or when we visit the girls' school.  He's slowly working on using the potty.  He does really good for a while and then he totally regresses back to not wanting anything to do with it.  He's still got a little time left before I stop buying "dawpers".

I bought Surf's Up for Family Movie Night tonight but I'm not sure if we'll watch it.  Mickey was trying to figure out how we can go see Transformers in the theater.  And tomorrow Meg's got an early game so we will be at the fair grounds watching her play.  Then my mom was trying to recruit people to work on Bryan's house.  Mickey may go help out.  I wouldn't mind helping but I don't have anywhere to drop the kids.  I would really like to go to the pumpkin patch but I just found out there's no school next Friday so that might be a good day to go.

That about sums up our week.  Have a good weekend everyone.

1 comment:

Mickey Standiford said...

Great update Sweetheart! Thanks for keeping everyone up to date since I have been so out of it. We did get to go see Transformers and wow it was good. I really want to get this movie on HD DVD, but of course that would require buying a HD DVD player. Why are there always so many cool new electronic gadgets out there? Saturday ended up being quite busy with Megan's game, working at Bryan's house for a little over three hours, and then taking Megan to see Ratatouille for her date. I had to answer my phone three times during the movie. Twice for Kelly because of the little incident at Meijer, and once for my Mom who had information from Jan about what might be causing Mattey to cough all the time. Jan came over later and checked all the kids out, mostly to check Mattey but everyone else wanted a turn as well. It was a busy day.