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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Week in Review–Week of 9/7


Okay, I have to say the checklists have been GREAT!  They have really helped C focus and get things done, I’m loving them!  (see last week’s post)

We had a very busy holiday weekend, you can read about it at Field Trip Friday!

Tuesday and Wednesday were normal school days this week, well for the most part.  Tuesday we had some electricians at the house doing some work, our electricity had to be turned off, for what was was suppose to be 2 hours.  6 hours later it was turned back on.  We got most of our school work done that day, but we were suppose to start our new spelling program (for review).  Couldn’t do it without electricity, and when it came back on at 7pm…well, we had to just put it off until Wednesday.  Some time during the day the chicken coop door was closed, so when I went to lock the chickens up that night, they weren’t in their coop…they were in a tree…where they remained for the night and luckily all survived.

Wednesday started with the discovery that our garage door opener was broken.  When the electricity was turned back on the guy had a wire crossed, it caused a power surge, and fried the garage door.  Luckily there is an emergency release.  I contacted the guy and he is going to fix it, along with several other issues we are having from the surge also.  We went to start the new spelling program and discovered that our new CD player does not have a head phone jack (this is not a fancy CD player, it’s old school….who would have thought??!!)  Anyways, so I had to upload the audios to my iPad, then we went to plug the head phones in and discovered that the pin you plug in had broke off!  So C got the headset he uses with the computer, but it has a USB plug.  We finally settled for using ear buds until we can get a headset.  That night we had soccer.  After soccer practice, we had to run to the store for a few grocery items for co-op on Thursday.  When we returned, we went to lock up the chickens….they decided that outside the coop was better than in the coop, and they had all roosted on the deck banister.  I had to move them one by one back to the coop, they flapped and squawked and were not too happy about it.  I grounded them!  Didn’t let them back out until Saturday morning, so we will see what they do tonight!  I should have taken pictures of the dumb chickens, but didn’t.

The best part of Wednesday is STITCH FIX!  I got a fun fix! (don’t mind the spots on my mirror!  yuck!)  The white shirt at the end is one I bought on a Macy’s sale…but the rest was in my fix.  I had a credit, so the total cost came to $160 for 5 items.  1 dress, 2 shirts and 2 pants.  I asked for more colors next fix, this one was a bit dark, but I had asked for fall staples.  I almost didn’t keep the skinnies in the last picture, because I have some like the already, but, the discount for keeping all was more than the cost of the pants.


The kids brought in a bunch of goodies from the garden and have had fun catching toads at night when they take the dog out.

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Thursday was co-op.  Always a fun, but exhausting day!  The electrician came back to assess the damage and has to order parts to come back next week and fix it.

Friday we were all tired, it started out a rough day. It turned around, and all went well.  But the morning was rough, I ended up locking my toddler out of the schoolroom (she was in the toy room next door with two of her brothers).  My oldest was crying over the new spelling program because he had two wrong on Wednesday and now had 3 wrong, so he was getting ‘worse’.  My 6yo made some mistakes when doing an addition color by number page, and was upset about it.  I mean it was just a bad day.  I was about to throw in the towel, but things finally started looking up and we got everything on the agenda done without further drama, and ahead of schedule.  We were suppose to go to a field trip, but time got away from us and well, we were all tired.  I didn’t feel like running around.  So we stayed home and relaxed for the after noon.  We had a movie night, watching Where the Red Fern Grows.

Saturday we had a Cub Scout car wash in the pouring rain.  c had his first soccer practice cancelled because of rain and now we are waiting to see what the weather will do bc the older two are suppose to do a kid’s triathlon this evening. 

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I didn’t take a lot of pictures this week, I’ll do better next week!

There is a new Instagram challenge for September! Come join us! 


I also have a few FUND Raisers going on right now!  100% of my proceeds from Usborne Books and Close to My Heart will go to Sophie and Madigan’s Playground!  Make sure you check out under Sophie and Madigan’s Playground!

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