Daybook: January 14th 2019

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Outside My Window: it’s one of those days that feels even colder than it is. It was supposedly up to the 30’s today but it pretty much felt like 7 degrees all day to me. I guess I probably need to buckle up and brace myself for the rest of this winter, but apparently I like to complain about it every day like it’s something new that’s never happened before.

I Am Hearing: my son doing homework on his laptop while my daughter stomps around her room loudly so that we all know she is BORED and HAS NOTHING TO DO. Also listening to the traffic on our street, hoping to hear the dulcet sound of my husband’s truck pulling up the driveway.

I am Thinking: about summer because that’s what winter does to me. Rather than dwell on the fact that it’s cold and life is busy, I’m planning camping trips, possible weekends to visit the ren faire and our summer vacation plans. I’ve also been thinking about what I want the regular days of summer to look like this year. I’m considering saying sayonara to the whole summer day camp thing because honestly I think I might be over it. Am I crazy? We’d still do swim lessons, but I’m thinking if my kids want to go to an “art camp” that I could just do art with them instead.

I am Reading:  I’m still reading Jeneration X by Jen Lancaster but there’s a very good chance that I’ll finish the book tonight (finally). I’m also listening to This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips on audio right now.

I am Hoping: that my son isn’t up all night with homework. Monday’s are kind of our trying to be in eight places at once night and the end result is that it feels like homework time will never end. Would it be rude of me to watch Jeopardy while he’s in the next room doing math problems?

Weekend Update: We picked up books at the library for the kids’ various research projects (Titanic for him; Elizabeth Blackwell for her). My husband installed new smoke detectors that talk to each other in unison like the Ood. We went to a friend’s house for dinner and a game night. Probably other stuff happened, too.

Plans For The Week: Babysitting my friend’s toddler so they can squeeze in one more date night before the new baby comes. My daughter’s first time cheering during a school basketball game. PTO meeting. Trivia =) . And a long weekend to look forward to.

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