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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Another One Bites the Dust

Another weekend, that is...without catch-up time. Saturday the plan was to drop off Alex and a friend at a morning workshop, hang around for the two-hour class time (maybe get some reading done), then transport both boys home for lunch and take them later to the friend's house for the rest of the afternoon so I could work.

But it turned out the other boy wanted one of his own parents to drop them off, which meant I had a couple of hours free at home before going to pick them up. That was actually OK, because it gave me time to e-mail the neighborhood school's weekly newsletter, which I haven't had time to do for the last few weeks. Then I picked up the boys, gave them lunch and paid some bills while they played afterward.

Just as we were about to head off to the friend's house, however, another friend dropped in with her son, and it just seemed easier all around for everyone to stay here and play. So the rest of my afternoon turned into babysitting (and finishing up the bill paying, which was one small good thing).

The evening was spent feeding the trio of 7-year-olds and then, after they left, usual parent duties (Alex and I actually had a lovely time playing games and reading together). But then, although he got to bed on time, Alex woke up at 10:30 with an earache...and neither of us got to sleep until after midnight. Bleh.

Sunday morning was taken up getting Alex through his chores (bath, some handwriting practice), taking him over to the friend's house, and then heading off to church to pick something up and put in our bids for the annual silent auction. Got home, had lunch, and then ran out of steam from not getting enough sleep last night. Put dinner in the oven, then collapsed in front of the TV for an hour or so. And now it's too late, and I'm still too tired, to do much of anything productive except a few chores.


- Sent out neighborhood school newsletter e-mail
- Paid bills
- Got Alex through his weekly writing practice
- Ran church errands

posted by Elizabeth 4:33 PM

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