Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Abs is back

Besides the overflowing toilet the first night she was home, Abs has been pretty much steering clear of her usual antics.

The other night I went to get her out of the bath, and the floor was soaked. I asked her to get out and went to put a towel on top of the toilet. It was covered with liquid soap--the entire toilet--gobs of it. She really took the time to get it into every nook and cranny. Apparently she thought it was dirty, but I had just cleaned it with my friend Clorox.

Her mini blinds got mysteriously cut.

We have to keep all the flashlights together and accounted for so that she doesn't sneak one for a little nighttime reading aka we won't be able to find them i\f the power goes out!

I talked to her teacher last night--there are 30 kids in her class now--and she told me that Abs collects EVERYTHING.

Lady, I moved about 100 pounds of rocks, some wrapped carefully in an entire roll of toilet paper, from Texas to Colorado. I understand. She did talk to me about volunteering in the class because there are so many students, so I think I will try to work out a schedule to make that happen.

I'm going to start a rock collection jar in the laundry room since there's never any money. Junior has jumped on the bandwagon and every time I ask him why he is carrying rocks, sticks, or anything else, and he always says "It's for my science experiment!".

Got a 5 mile run in this morning after getting the kids off to school. Em missed her bus the other day, so she was out there super early this morning.

Em has open housee tomorrow night, FRG meeting coming up (still not sure if I will go to that one, but I might give it another chance), and still deciding what to do this weekend! Never a dull moment! Fill it in with potty training (still), cleaning, homework, kids, running, biking, swimming, studying, and trying to grow grass in the backyard, and we manage to keep busy. Gunner's mom might come in for Labor Day weekend with her brother who doesn't speak a lick of English, but it will be nice to see him again, and I'll practice my meager German.

Beer Fest is next month, and I'll get to see my sister!


Uncle Dan said...

And it is only the middle of the week, WOW, your a busy young lady.

Gypsy at heart said...

Make room. I am still holding a box of petrified rocks (legally obtained), etc., to deliver to Abs.

The Mrs. said...

dash-1 collects rocks where ever we go. Its cute but there does come a point where I get tired of lugging them to and fro. I tried to go but them outside at night and sure enough in the morning he knew... then I had to go find the very same rocks. sucks that we have a gravel driveway. How do they know which is which?

I love your abs stories, please keep them coming.

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Glad to know life is getting back to normal. :)