Sunday, March 29, 2009


A tarantula is shedding in our garage. Gunner saved the skin. Lucky me. It can go with the squished snake. These would be great if Abs was still at a Montessori school. I've got a class full of boys, so they will appreciate these.

Abbey and I hit the gym this morning. I think she was ready to throw a weight at me at one point, she refrained and we both made it out of there alive. I really need to start extending my distances, so that's on the list for this week.

I worked. I graded papers. I found a pile of papers that I forgot to grade. I found a pile of papers that I don't want to grade. Ugh. I made lesson plans.

I forgot to take pictures of the girls using the pottery wheel. They made clay marks on their face and arms for war paint. They spent a couple of hours working but never finished an item. They are going to work on it more tomorrow since they apparently are going to sell these for a lot of money. I'm sure their Oma & Opa will buy one paying top dollar!! At least for a few hours there was no fighting, it was heaven. Junior tried to be involved but since they wouldn't let him, he spent the entire time grabbing their container of water and dumping it out and making them scream. The fun has started.

While I was still working, Gunner loaded up the kids and went for a bike ride. I think I need to go and pull the bike trailer next time. What's an extra hundred pounds? Might do me some good!

Gunner has made this elaborate list of things to do while on leave. He is pulling Junior from daycare and is going to throw him in the jogging stroller and run after walking Abs to school each morning. I'm jealous! I teach at an early start school, so I have to be there at the crack of dawn.

He's planning a camping trip. We have only one race scheduled so far while he is on leave, but I am looking for more. I really want to do this adventure race, but it is about 8 hours long. The challenge would be fun though.

He has a cleaning schedule. He has an errand schedule.

I didn't see a menu on his list of lists, wonder if I can sneak one in there without pushing my luck? He's a much better cook than I am. Shoot, Junior won't even eat mac & cheese anymore, so I guess I served it a little too much during deployment.

.....forgot to post this last night. I just returned home from a run and a swim. I hadn't swam in quite a while, but was a swimmer in high school. It was great. I loved it. I am adding it to my list of things to do at least twice a week.

Junior is screaming because no one will sleep in his bed with him. Gunner is cleaning up spilled tomato juice, and I need to steam some fish. Tomorrow it is inner space caverns with busloads of 2nd graders. I have recruited Gunner to come help me out. He needs to perfect "the look" before he shows up!


Aria said...

Wow, so Ft. Hood lol . . . I was stationed there with my ex husband at one point. Don't you just love it when your kids drive ya nuts!

Aria said...

Hello ABW . . . I know you're probably really busy and this is probably not the right forum for this, but I was hoping if you could take a look at my blog and tell me what you think? I just started it and am trying to improve upon it, but need an outside opinion. Thank you if can and if not, I understand!

The Mrs. said...

ok i cant get past the spider thing. Really that made me upchuck a little. And if gunner needs anything to do during leave, send him north! please : ) I did offer to send my mom to you : )