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    Default Monday Roll Call, 6/27

    Good Monday Morning!

    First, I want to apologize for no weekend Roll Call. Dealing with a little skunk issue all weekend(and still) on top of our normal weekend stuff/plans which totally changed up everything. Extra steps to ensure that our dogs didn't get sprayed, livestock was safe and trying to trap the darn thing threw a wrench into it all.

    Welcome to another week.
    Full house of daycare, my 2 teens and hopefully no DH. His eye is 95% back to normal. WHEW
    HOT weather this week. It was 93* on Sunday. YUCK

    The boys are doing some of the yard work we didn't get to because the new duck pen happens to be going in the corner butting up against neighbor's fence... where we think the skunks are residing under the crappy old shed.

    They learned about plumbing with installing the new pond, building/measuring/etc. with working on the duck house, hard labor hauling the bark nuggets to various spots and ???

    I did make some headway. Starting this coming weekend Mom aka ME is not doing dishes nor laundry on weekends. Dad will be in charge of both on both days with 1 teen helping each day. LIFE SKILLS. Usually I do 99% of it all. And work full-time. And get peeved when DH does zip but hate when he does and does it crappy or not the way I want it done or would do it. And then am exhausted and behind and crabby and tired and....
    So baby steps on my part in handing over some of it, baby steps on DH part on helping out more and setting a good example for the boys. Next will be handing over 1 night a week for making dinner. eeeek

    And that is all for the drama at my house.
    Hope everyone has a MARVELOUS Monday and I can't wait to hear how your weekend went and what your plans are.
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    Holy moly, Aandwsmom, what time do you get up?? I saw "Monday" roll call was confused (it was still Sunday in Hawai'i lol). Yes, I hate when I have hubby do something and it's not quite right. Today, we will be watching Olympic trials for swimming at some point (kids like watching and they are fun to watch). They are also supposed to do an art project, finish an essay from last week, take care of a friend's chickens, and do whatever else comes up. Hubby will be on a liquid only diet for 3 days...kids started freaking out today (Sunday), "Dad's gonna be crabby!!"
    Have a great Monday everybody

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    Just got back from our hiking vacation last night (had a blast) so my day will involve laundry, grocery shopping, checking out the yard to see what needs to be done (mowing!!), and waking up DH and DS soon so they can head off to their respective jobs. Of course DS will need to hug his chickens before he heads of to work; he missed them!
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    You guys are on the ball today! I'm still laying in bed. Told DH I'm calling in sick. He told me I can't without a doctors note. Haha. The kids are getting up earlier and earlier. It will be nice when it's a little darker in the morning. 6am wake up calls are rough.

    Today is the first day of my new planner. Back to the binder system with a small monthly at-a-glance calendar. Finding I need to write more stuff down but need a better layout so I'm not spending all my time reworking the weekly pages every Sunday. I kinda like the academic year calendars better anyway. Monday start. Hooray!

    Don't worry A&W. Only started a weekend roll for us! Glad the eye is doing better and everyone is in their places today. The way DH does dishes annoys me, too, but usually I'm just happy that he does it and doesn't complain.

    I'm so excited for the Olympics, Luv. Thanks for posting that the swimming trials are on. DH turned on gymnastics last night. I didn't even know it was on! So weird hardly ever watching live tv. Good luck dealing with that liquid diet. I used to do one that was veg and liquid only for two days a month. It was awful. So hangry the whole time. I think DH is glad that one is over!!!
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    I'm hoping the man finally comes today to cut our lawn, and I hope it doesn't wait until super late to get here, or you know just not show. I have a bunch of errands to run. Monday is basically my second weekend day.
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    @ TFZ - Idk, sitting in urgent care with a book and Starbucks for 2 hrs to get your Drs note. . . . might be kind of a break right? Ha!

    @ A&W I had a chore meltdown this weekend too - gave everyone new chore assignments to take some of the pressure off me.

    I think everyone is skipping summer camp today in favor of sloth style TV viewing. We had a really busy weekend and both kids' eyes were glazed over when they went to bed yesterday. We need to catch up on some yard work, but that is about it.

    It is our last week of summer break.

    Happy Monday!
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    Happy Monday, all! It sounds like everyone is full of plans to organize life in some way. Just avoid those skunks. It's always some sort of skunk skulking under a shed that you don't expect that throws the whole plan out of whack, isn't it?

    I'm doing laundry. DS has science and math work today. Then he'll be working on cleaning/organizing his bathroom, and I'll be cleaning out drawers/cupboards in the master bath, and doing a really good "detailing" and cleaning. I have what feels like an endlessly long list of stuff to purge, organize, sort, clean, freshen, shop for to stage, and spruce up in order to get the house in "show" ready condition. This evening when it cools down, DS will mow the backyard and I'll tend the flower beds. DH is at work for a long day of sorting through Brexit fallout.
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    I am Oregon and by the time I get online to post the Roll Call, it always seems to be almost afternoon for East Coasters so I decided to post it late at night and see if that works better.LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by Luv2HS View Post
    Holy moly, Aandwsmom, what time do you get up?? I saw "Monday" roll call was confused (it was still Sunday in Hawai'i lol). Yes, I hate when I have hubby do something and it's not quite right. Today, we will be watching Olympic trials for swimming at some point (kids like watching and they are fun to watch). They are also supposed to do an art project, finish an essay from last week, take care of a friend's chickens, and do whatever else comes up. Hubby will be on a liquid only diet for 3 days...kids started freaking out today (Sunday), "Dad's gonna be crabby!!"
    Have a great Monday everybody
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    Nice. Yep, I do childcare 4 days a week, 10 hour days-in my home. I still do all SAHM stuff, make full dinners, laundry, etc. plus pull in 1/2 our income. Hubby works M-F, though Friday is half day and comes home and sits and relaxes. I am tired of it. I am exhausted. House is a constant battle, I never get ahead. Weekends right now are spent outside working on yard. All of us. Then we come in and I get to clean up the mess and cook and everything else while they go chill. I am done. So, baby steps and they can take over 2 days a week. We will see how it goes. Glad I am not the only one.
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    @ A&W I had a chore meltdown this weekend too - gave everyone new chore assignments to take some of the pressure off me.

    It is our last week of summer break.

    Happy Monday!
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    Oh it totally does. Esp. when they are all over our yard. The little ones can go through chain link so the dividing fences don't really matter. Last night they were up on patio in garden. And having dogs.... nobody has been sprayed but it is a challenge to make sure it doesn't happen. And they are used to going out like 9:30 pm for final break. Skunks come out about 9. So, now we are out at 8:30 but then dogs jump up asking to go out later. Fri. night when we discovered them and therefore had carpet to clean Sat. from accidents. I didn't care. Got a carpet cleaner for a reason vs. having to clean a dog that has been sprayed. Still a PITA.
    Quote Originally Posted by ejsmom View Post
    Happy Monday, all! It sounds like everyone is full of plans to organize life in some way. Just avoid those skunks. It's always some sort of skunk skulking under a shed that you don't expect that throws the whole plan out of whack, isn't it?
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