Tyler hasn't fussed at me 1 single time for not posting
in over 2 weeks.
If that doesn't tell you how hectic things are right now,
I don't know what would.
We did start school.
Thus, the extremely full schedule.
I've never schooled 5 before.
I was right to be filled with trepidation.
As Eva said - very sympathetically, "Oh. You've got 5 this year.
5 about did me in."
It's not so much that it's bad,
it's just that the days are so full.
And I have to do so much talking.
I'm tired of talking by 9:30.
In the morning...
And I'm just plain tired.
I've turned into a 2 (and sometimes even, 3!) cups of coffee a day person,
and I don't really like that.
I mean, I like coffee,
but I don't like drinking (regularly) more than 1 cup in the morning.
242 (our small group from church) started back up last week, after taking the summer off.
The kids were so excited;
they've missed it.
Truth be told,
I guess I missed it, too.
We are in the perfect group for us.
I love them.
My grandpa (Mom's dad) died yesterday.
He was 91.
It wasn't anywhere near as special as Johnny,
but my 2nd favorite present (as a child) came from him - a Barbie townhouse.
I don't know if Mom suggested it to him
or if he picked it out all on his own
(I always assumed he did, but now, as a mom myself, I'm thinking he may have had help ;-)
I always thought it was very generous of him, because something that great had to cost a lot of money!
I'm pretty sure I got his money's worth out of it.
Tyler and I had a birthday party to go to last night.
I have lots of clothing options for summer,
but not so many for fall, and it was downright chilly yesterday,
so I decided to whip up a short-sleeved cowl neck top (which I've never attempted before)
to go with a skirt I'd made recently,
but didn't have the right color black shirt to match.
We had to leave at 3:45.
I started making my pattern around 12:15.
I also had to take a shower (and wash my nappy hair) and get ready to go.
And eat lunch.
At some point, I remembered that I'd never hemmed the skirt, so I'd have to do that, too...
I'm not happy with the fit of the shirt,
but it was wearable
I was ready to go at 3:37, with 8 minutes to spare.
(I'd even cleaned up my mess, too!)
The party ended up being outside,
so I was a little over dressed,
and a lot freezing.
But, according to my girls, I looked adorable.
Jeremiah said I looked Halloweeny..
I've worked on this post for 2 days now,
and 6 people are ready to eat dinner,
so I think I'm going to call it done.