Friday, July 25, 2014
Another busy day, but isn't it always with kids?
First, I drove into the big city before 7 am for adrenal and liver testing that had to be completed before 8 am. At least the adrenal had to be done that early and it's not like I was going to go in later for the liver test. I got to talk another phlebotomist through how to get blood from a turnip. After a couple of tries he was successful. Honestly, don't they teach these guys how to do a hot pack any more?
Ds17 impulsively invited himself along on a 7 mile bike ride this morning with his younger sister and her friend. (About a month ago he impulsively entered a 5k race). I told dh that at least his impulsivity is targeting healthy things. The bike ride was on trails and sidewalks that gave them some distance from the road so I felt comfortable about it. My 12 year old daughter, the jock, left my son and her friend in the dust. I had to talk to her about going with the pace of the slowest member when in a group like that or at least moderating her pace somewhat for their benefit when she knows the route and they don't. They had a lot of fun though. I picked them up at the mall where they ended up and ferried them and their bikes home after a couple of hours. I was a tiny bit ticked when the friend told her mom that I had made her late by not picking her up on time. I spent a total of 4 hours ferrying those kids around in traffic today including taking that girl to and from her house. The reason I was late was because they were not ready when they should have been. Humph!
Phew! The kids and I did a 1 hour cleaning round robin.
1st 20 minutes: Dd's choice of music - OneRepublic, Maroon 5, etc.
2nd 20 minutes: Ds's choice of music - Pink Floyd, the Boss (aka Springsteen) etc.
3rd 20 minutes: my choice of music - Weird Al Yankovic!
Oh, you want to know what we actually did? One big shelf in the kitchen pantry was gone through, tons of expired stuff thrown out, the shelf washed and then restocked. Three kitchen drawers emptied, gone through (some stuff tossed and some put in the Goodwill pile and others sorted to put back), all washed (I found actual mold in a corner of one drawer Ack! ) and disinfected, and then restocked. Laundry folded and put away, washed and dried. I actually should have stopped after the 2nd 20 minutes but we were on a roll and I had happy kids (or at least resigned kids) helping me so I finished out the hour. Now I'm in mucho pain but hey, we got a lot done!