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For anyone that has noticed, I’m a day late on this meme. I usually get it written and up Thursday night my time for linking shortly after the link up opens. Well, the best laid plans of mom and blog were thwarted by yet another power outage at our house. I drove up and was getting a wee bit frustrated with the garage door remote not working. It wasn’t until I drove up to the point of my van practically kissing the garage door that I realized there was no light coming from our house or the neighbors. That was 11 p.m. Thursday night and power was finally restored around 6:30 a.m. The boys and hubby were all snuggled under covers and hadn’t a clue of what had happened.
I found some irony to the timing of this last outage as I was returning home from a homeschool support group meeting where the presentation was on emergency preparedness. At least I knew that if the power stayed out longer we would not starve and could get at least the heat running with our small generator. (Mr. O was literally pulling the beast out of the garage to hook up the heat when the power was restored.) Guess what a future blog post might hold?
Our first week ‘back’ to school was lukewarm. Sadly, the teacher had little inspiration to light many fires under the pupil’s rears and kept things on a mostly light schedule. Everyone was having too much fun reading books for some of the text book kinds of things. Hopefully, next week will be better.
J continues to struggle with the idea of sleeping in his newly converted bed. I have no idea where he got his ‘catch’ phrase, but it’s hard to not chuckle at times. He’ll stand at the gate spanning his bedroom door, pick a family member’s name and then after using it say “come on!” in a somewhat drawn out manner. Mr. O’s forceful fussing at him is the only thing that seems to work at getting him to quiet down and sleep. The following book was just checked out by this tired mama in hopes it helps:
Much to my dismay, I’ve regained a few of the pounds that were lost this past year. People go on about how ‘great’ I look and all I can think about is that the jeans that were starting to get a little loose are back to fitting near perfectly. Stress eating is NOT my friend! Although, I also wonder if my choice of drinking flavored coffee throughout the cold winter days is contributing as well. Back to ONE cup of coffee per day and fill the need for a warm beverage with tea.
While our power outages helped to slow down the blogging here, I must admit a strong wave of being plain old tired has hit. Part of it is from J’s inability to sleep through the night most nights (and sometimes not going to sleep until late!) However, part of it is from an accidental injury compliments of P who might be renamed “He who must NOT be hugged.” I keep putting off calling the doctor about it, but after a conversation yesterday figure it’s time to (1) pick a primary care physician here and (2) make an appointment to be seen. I’m 99.9% certain they’ll tell me to just take pain meds and give things time to heal. But, as one friend said, it’s better safe than sorry.
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