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    Good Morning!
    Let 's see. Coffee maker screwed up, cleaning the stinky catbox, getting ready for the daycare kids to arrive, and Hubby has an eye infection that the Urgent Care swears is not pink eye but an infected duct and sent him home with meds.... guess who looks worse today. He is going to work(he is a medical assistant) and I said if they send you home, you are going straight to your Dr. yucko So, I am a cleaning fool with disinfectant, just in case.
    Happy Summer everyone!!
    Heat wave is supposed to start for us this week. Crazy mixed up weather.
    Boys are off this week, but they are learning to sell stuff!! We have boxes of crap to list on craigslist and Mom doesn't have time. So they get to take pics, list it, etc. and then Mom will deal with buyers/email, etc.
    Have a MARVELOUS Monday everyone
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    Ahhh the wonders of Craigslist. Did you know they make their money from job wanted ads and in NYC, rental ads? We just sold our big fishtank on there (It had been in garage for a decade), and wading through the multitude of potential buyers (none of them offering what it was posted for), then for someone to actually show up to take it away.... the posting was the easy part!
    Good luck with your craigslistings!

    DS10 is doing math today - and watching the puppy.
    I hope to take a carload of kitchenwares to Goodwill. That and some baking are the extent of my ambitions for the day.
    Supposed to be 103 at our zip code today.... 118 an hours drive east. And the news is telling us to set our A/Cs to 78. Yah, right.
    I hope my garden veggies like it, though! (Ive been watering twice a day.)
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    Nasty hot weather, so we will be skulking off to the $2 movie theater and then going to the library, which is icy cold.

    We've been reading _The Hobbit_ out loud and enjoying it.

    My girl sat me down this weekend and made me listen to her read her Dr. Seuss collection. So excited for her and all the great books she'll get to read for the first time.

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    Wha???? The news is telling you what temp to set??? California is just weird! I would lay down and die at 103 degrees, AM. I don't even have A/C. Though with the warmer summers that we've been having the past two or three years, I just might get a single unit for my bedroom...it's the only one upstairs, so it gets hot. And the patio french doors, along with oversized windows (when opened), keep it in the 70s, as late as 11pm. I need to sleep in the 60s and fans can only do so much.

    All of that being said.....weather should start to really clear up in the next few days, and we have a few warm days ahead...low to mid 70s!!! HA! If you need refuge, AM, I'm here

    So today....finish veggie garden weeding, clean bathrooms (while boys practice violin/piano), Math lessons, Geography (almost done and then we can cover WA state history over the bulk of summer and get it out of the way for both boys). Other than that, staying home.....and it's TACO NIGHT!!! Whoo hoo!!!

    Craigslist....our local police station has a neat little designated area in their parking lot (lit at night and with cameras) where you can meet and exchange your craigslist purchase/sales. It's great for our area, because most people live in such a rural area. Makes it convenient, and safe.

    Have a great day everyone!
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    LOL Oh I love a cool evening too!
    Heres a news article telling us what to set our temps at:
    Electric power Flex Alerts in San Diego - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

    The power company also will provide a device that automatically raises the temp the A/C is set at.... if you can believe anyone would want to do that! Certainly not in this house.

    There was a Dan Simmons book featuring instantaneous travel between anywhere, and people had their houses split up this way. Buying a room and yard in WA would be high on my list, for sure!

    Oh Taco Night! Its like Taco Tuesday, but on a Monday. We might try that for dinner as well.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    Ml- Craigslist exchange in the police department parking lot. That's genius. SH- we have $1 movies around here in the summer, but it gets so crazy packed that it's not even with it. Bummer. A cool movie theater sounds great. A&W- hope it really is an infected duct. Pink eye sleeves me out. My mom gets it every few years, and she always seems to be visiting at the time. I won't let her come over, lol. She gets so mad. I'm like, uh no way I don't need three kids with pink eye! AM - yep we are at 78 or 76 at night. Reaching the 90s here, and we have to keep the house like a cave to keep the hot sun out. Blackout shades and curtains on all the N, E and S facing Windows. The neighbors house blocks the setting sun thankfully. We need more trees!

    Took the kids to the nature preserve today to see the animals and take a walk in the woods. It's a hot one, but the forest canopy shades the whole area. Nice not having to slather on tons of sunscreen and a lot cooler with a nice breeze. We got a membership so will be adding that into the rotation now that dd is almost three and can walk the whole mile.

    DS has been talking since 6:30 this morning (it's 12:45) so I'm about to pop in a Land Before Time for him and put dd down for a nap before I lose my frickin mind. He has days that are like a review for his brain - he rehashes all of the conversations we've had for a week. Yes, I know pigeons drink milk. Yes, I know Father's Day was yesterday. Yes, it is the first day of summer. No, you can't stay up longer tonight. Yes, the speed limit is 45 here. Yes, the red arrow means stop. No, I don't know why there are three stop lights. Those two minutes running on a loop. All day.
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    TFZ (((hugs))), I remember those days Probably would piss you off for me to say, "enjoy them while they last", but I'll say it anyway......Enjoy them while they last! OTOH....I do remember how it would get on my nerves too! LOL!!! Do wish mine were still small enough to snuggle, though. Snuggling with an adult sized 15yo is just......creepy, to me. But they are still huggers, so there's that.

    AnW, NOOO. Not pinkeye! I'll have my fingers crossed that his meds work....quick!

    SH, DS15 is reading The Hobbit, again, on his own, and we just watched the first movie...again...last night!

    AM, that article, love the comments section.
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    I got that summertime feeling a couple weeks ago. Going to the splash pad with all three. Smelled like sunscreen in the car and had the music up and windows down. Then the baby rubbed lotion into his eyes and screamed for the next two hours until we got home. My nerves were completely shot. This baby doesn't just cry. I mean he really screams. Screaming-bloody-murder screams.

    I'm sure I'll look back at this stage fondly. All the time in the world and we can do whatever we want with it. Tough, though. Three kids is no joke.
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

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    Happy Summer Solstice! We're at 92 degrees so far today. And it's that hazy, hot, and humid heat. I can't imagine keep the house at 78. No way. I keep it set at 71 during the day and 69 and night and still need a fan going full blast, and I'm still not exactly as comfortable as I'd like to be.

    Father's Day yesterday and DH's big 50 is this week, but he's a low key guy. We spent the weekend starting to clean out the basement in hopes of getting our house on the market in the next few months, and then going to open houses. DH's car went in the shop today, so I was up at way-too-early to drive him into the city for work, and then took DS out for a diner breakfast. Tonight we've decided is DH's night for a special dinner. He wants to order a pizza, drink some beer, and have me make one of his favorite desserts. He told us his top 3 favorites that I make and let DS pick. So we've been making triple chocolate espresso cheesecake this afternoon. After a nap. Which was delicious. And I'm super grateful that DS is finally old enough that I can just go off and take a nap during the day if I'm exhausted or ill. I've been getting up early and staying up late hauling boxes from the basement, and sprucing up the yard, flower beds, gardens for 3 solid days and I'm feeling it.

    DS and I are doing a bit of science and math, and he's always working on music of some kind. We have to leave soon to head back into the city and pick up DH from his office and then get his car back. I'm looking forward to long bath and cold wine this evening and an early bedtime. We're boring, I guess, and it's nice to have a quiet boring day. Drama and excitement are often overrated.
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    I spent my day worrying
    I dropped the kids off at aviation camp earlier today. It was one of those things we jumped to sign up for and doubted ourselves afterwards. As I've mentioned in another thread, I suffer from anxiety and my children have issues with anxiety. I planned to hang out at the airport and read. The airport was smaller than I expected, all the other parents left, and the director suggested I go. My children looked petrified. One of the things they were supposed to do today was go for a flight, over Lake Michigan, in a small plane. They were not sure they wanted to do it. It was really hot and really windy. By the time I arrived back home (a 30 minute drive), the wind picked up a lot and the dark clouds started rolling in over the lake moving in the direction of the airport. (but no rain - we need rain!) I wonder if they cancelled the flights and we all stressed out needlessly. I am going to get them in about an hour, I hope they enjoyed the classes. They are committed through Thursday. Wednesday they are going to Kalamazoo to the aviation museum with the group - all 6th-12th graders. My husband went years ago with a friend and said it was a great museum. I wasn't planning on chaperoning because I figured the kids probably want to go someplace without me. But they asked me to go and there was an opening so I signed up.

    My husband wants to go to the beach and paddle board with the kids when he gets home. So...no book schoolwork again today. (The kids were planning to start doing a little math most days but haven't started yet.) Hopefully they are learning something about aviation today
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