happenings in the home

Things getting done this week:

-Unpacking. It's never-ending. The laundry. The toiletries. The mail. The new goodies we bought while away.

-Took my new drivers' license photo today. Finally. I am so sick of getting questioned when I travel. My new passport is in the mail and my license is complete. Now I just have to keep this hair for the next 10 years and then we will be hassle free.

-Boys had their Spring Concert at school on Wednesday. I am so thankful that our public school has decided to keep the music program despite budget cuts. It used to be partially funded. No more. Now it's 100% parent contributed funds funded. I went back and forth for awhile trying to decide if it was as important as say our librarian or science lab teacher, our computer lab teacher. And you know what, I think it is. I think music is really forgotten these days. The boys program was so cute. They both sang the songs and played the instruments and did their little dances perfectly.

-Greta gave me a bit of a scare Tuesday night. She had been complaining about a tummy ache Tuesday afternoon. But once she went to the bathroom she seemed to have forgotten all about her belly problem. Fast forward to 12:30 that night, and she was not a happy little girl. For about 3 hours she complained and cried and I really couldn't figure out what to do. She even threw up once. I took her in to see the doctor Wednesday morning. Immediately he guessed it would be related to an ear infection, and sure enough he was right. Did you know that with some children, when they complain about their stomachs aching, it's because of their ears? They're related. Right after he said that I flashed back to about a year and half ago and remembered the similar sleepless night we had and the same result in the morning at the doctor's office. Ear infection. My little girl is much happier.

-Friday the kids have no school along with Monday. So we have a 4 day weekend ahead of us. Not sure what we will tackle, but I'm sure I can come up with some lists. I have tons of polaroids to scan, closets to go through.

-The kids have been taking swim lessons for May, just twice a week. And sadly, the weather didn't cooperate as much as we would've liked. This was the first year I decided to try the spring swim session. And out of 8 lessons, I think we only managed to get the kids to agree to go to 5. The beginning of May, hot and beautiful. The end? Freezing! Their last class was Wednesday and since Greta had an ear infection, she had a free pass. But the boys? It was 66 degrees outside and they were troopers. Gunnar is an amazing swimmer. I mean amazing. Each lesson his teacher asks him to join the swim team. His class is full of 12 and 13 year olds that are twice his size. And he's 8. So proud of him. And Sawyer? Hasn't complained ONE time. I guess it really comes down to his teacher. He loved his teacher. And that makes all the difference to that little boy.

-My burn is healing. It's just a red/pink open looking wound at the moment. But no blisters! No oozing! Hooray!

-Scheduling summer has begun. As of today we have one saturday in June free, that is until September! We've never had a summer that is as crazy as this one. Don't get me wrong, I love all the kiddie parties and vacations, but ONLY ONE SATURDAY FOR ALL OF JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST? Kind of ridiculous.

-Finally started my Blurb book #5. So overdue. I had to go back to February to begin. But almost caught up.

-Could it be??? Just got my auto insurance premium and it didn't go up!? Remember that ticket I got? I was dreading my next bill, but alas, it stayed the same! Phew. phew. phew.

-Hope your week was more relaxing and fun than mine. Just reading this list makes me want to take a nap.