It’s cold, cold, cold here. Down to 28 tonight! We are not equipped for this kind of cold. Yikes!
The house is back to pre-holiday state. Usually, I’m happy to pack up the Christmas stuff. This year, I’m kind of sad to see the twinkly lights go. Today we hit the library, the grocery store, the office supply place and I think we’re good to go for the second half of the school year. Honestly, I could use another week – I still have some books I’d like to read and a few stashed away cookies I’d like to eat while reading. But, it’s not to be.
While running errands today with Tim, Ian and Andy, a woman approached us and actually made a “tsk-ing” sound and glared at me and said “And, WHY are they not in school?” I glared right back (the way a deer glares right back into headlights) and Tim jumped in and said “We’re homeschooled.” “Well, that would explain it,” the woman said. Not sure what that meant, but okay. As we walked off, Tim and Ian let me know that they knew this woman from Scouts. (In my best teenage girl impersonation) Whatever! Honestly, who would march up to a group of kids accompanied by their parent and demand an answer to such a question? If I were faster on my feet, I would have said “Swine flu,” coughed in her direction and been done with it.
I’m trying to get excited about restarting Latin and Shakespeare and the Great Depression, but my enthusiasm seems to be lost. Maybe in the morning? I think Andy and I might make tomorrow an art and music day. That always cheers me up. On the upside, we DID get new pencils, pens and even a stapler today. I do love me some office supplies! Oh, I didn’t mention the fresh new paper – wide and college ruled. Ahhhhhh . . .
Wish us luck tomorrow!