Monday, December 09, 2013
What (WAS) up with me?
NOW HERE, MY FRIENDS, IS A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE. I JUST UN-EARTHED IT WHILE LOOKING THROUGH MY OTHER BLOGS. IT'S NEVER BEEN COMPLETED AND MOST OF THE THINGS ON THE LIST NEVER HAPPENED/WERE NEVER COMPLETED (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MIMI'S PERSONAL PROGRESS). YES, WE WILL UPDATE EVERYONE (HOPEFULLY BEFORE BABY GETS HERE....OH YEAH....BTW, I'M 8 MONTHS PREGNANT- SURPRISE!!)
Okay, I'm (not-so secretly) hoping my husband will check out the $20 60-minute massage at Tranquil Day Spa on the groupon link above. HINT HINT
I know it's not something that's tangible or that I can keep as a reminder, but I promise I'll take some pictures, and I don't have to clean up after it. Sounds like a good birthday present to me!!
Perhaps Star, Christy, June and I can all convince our husbands and then we can go after our birthday dinner (believe it or not, all 3 friends and I have birthdays on either Sept 13, 14, or 15- and my sister's also!)!
Here's the lo-down on our household lately:
Scott: Scott's hard at work (literally AND physically). Him and his boss have been doing the work of three men, since they lost one of their employees. That means long, hard days building 'loads' and sweating up a storm. He's also the Young Men's president which means early Sunday morning meetings,the occasional trip during sacrament meeting to grab some forgotten sacrament bread, Wednesday night activities, Scout trips, Campouts, Black-sock hunting (early Sunday morning), White-sock hunting (every other morning), and he still has time to catch a quick nap during scripture study. I can't imagine why! He has managed to put up all of the shelves I constantly ask for (somewhere in the thousands by now), fix the broken things that magically show up, take over the finances, make dinner every Sunday, throw laundry in the wash, and fret over our lawn. I don't think I'll ever know how truly good I have it! Scott, you are an amazing man, and I don't mean that lightly.
Enoch: Enoch has been absorbing several of the college Chemistry textbooks he's been reading for the last year. He's supposed to be taking Chemistry next year as a Sophmore. Something tells me, aside from the labs, he might be a smidgen ahead of his class. He's officially shaving now, getting teased relentlessly by his sisters, and a harsh reminder from his Mom, after giving a good night kiss, to SHAVE. We are grateful that he discovered girls, which was closely associated with the discovery of the shower, body wash, and deoderant. He's taking Spanish this year as well as weight training at the YMCA (the age of 15 apparently makes you an 'adult' in the eyes of the YMCA, thereby allowing you access to the big boy gym). Yes, he still has those bizarrely huge muscles, and he plans on keeping them (although he doesn't believe us that you can totally pump them up by washing the dishes). He's finally surpassed his sister, Amelia (and his Mom and Dad), in height, ringing in at just over 5'5 1/2". He started Seminary this year, and is up, dressed, and ready each morning ready to go before Mom is.
Amelia: We skipped Mia ahead a year in school. We figured if she was doing Freshman schoolwork, Algebra, etc. it just made sense. Luckily, with homeschool, we have the flexibility to do that and focus on a specific subject if she needs to concentrate on it more. She started Seminary this year with Enoch, and is up and ready before my alarm even goes off. She is taking control of her own clothing style, which is often questioned by me with an additional 'When you see pictures of yourself later, don't blame me!'. I must admit, if this is as bad as it gets, I'm certainly blessed! Kids still flock to her by the dozens and despite our encouragings to look into a career in childcare/social work/ANYTHING with little ones, she still thinks she wants to go into the medical field (of which she would GREATLY excel in). She's taking Spanish classes as well, and in exchange, her, Enoch and I are going to be babysitting for the teacher. She's also part of the homeschool Gym & Swim for two hours each week. Amelia only has a few things left to do before her Personal Progress is finished, she's hoping to be the youngest in the Branch.
Katarina: Kate is in 6thish grade. We've noticed that's a hard thing to do when you homeschool- put a kid into a grade catagory. They're usually in several DIFFERENT grades, depending on the subject. She's a whiz at math (just like several other of the kids), even though she groans like crazy while she's doing it. She (and Enoch) have discovered the joy of 'natural hair dye'. They take walks down a trail near our house and gather bright purple berries and SLATHER them through her hair, creating a completely sticky, dries solid as a helmet, purple hair-do. She won't let me give her a perm, she HATES having her hair down (she thinks it looks too "poofy"), and hates wearing any sort of hair product in it, BUT she'll rub (probably poisonous) berries in her hair.
Posted by The Mom at Monday, December 09, 2013