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    Default Tuesday Roll Call, 7/5

    Good Morning!
    As I type this bleary eyed.
    Fireworks and noise until about 1am and then up at 5:30am.
    Hope everyone had a good 4th.
    DH and DS's went to park to view the fireworks/crazies and for first time in at least 40 years, cops showed up and shut it down. It was nuts. Apparently didn't stop it though as they told them they can't do it in park aka giant open safe area but COULD do it in streets aka next to cars.... ummm ok.
    Was weird.
    Today, recovering I think. I will have a house of grumpy, tired little kids who have had 4 days off from here.
    Finished the new outdoor sensory area. Pretty cool. Will see what they think. Probably won't be as impressed as I am!!LOL But we are to have dry weather for the next couple of days so we can go check it out AND get out and burn off energy.
    Teens have to clean up the wood scrap pile and put it back in trailer now that we cleared it of bark nuggets.
    And help Mom fold all the sheets and blankets I washed(AGAIN) this weekend. Then I can clear that pile of clutter and get them back in the cabinet.
    No schooling until August so freebie month here. Yippee
    Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday. I am off to find more coffee... LOTS more coffee.
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    And just found out that special needs daycare girl's speech therapist will be here today. Provided by their school district, so runs on school hours/breaks.
    When she left a couple weeks ago, it was see you at our July 12 meeting.
    Just got an email letting me know she was coming today.
    Checked the new school year calendar she sent and yep. She is working this week and next. UGH
    So guess I will be transferring those piles of clean bedding to my room and folding at nap, after she has left. And need to find the duster....
    Appears to be a "Monday" despite being actually Tuesday.
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    We just started school back up from a 6 week break. So I'm listening to everyone complain today . Yay!!!! At least until they finish their work.
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    ds said he wanted to get back to lessons and will not be placated with playing with vintage texts and complete parental unpreparedness.

    I was willing to get up before him to actually read new-to-us curriculum, play with electronic gadgets that were supposed to make lesson prep more palatable, write shopping lists, and finish filling out a grid for the week of 9/12/16.

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    It's taken all morning to get back into the swing of things here. Son forgot to take his meds this morning so it was hectic. His mind was going in 50 million different directions. He got his meds and then was able to complete his math and is now working on his grammar. (he is on a low dosage of add meds that helps him to focus better). Daughter is doing her guided research worksheets for Renaissance. THen she is working on her math. YEA!!!!! not much complaining from here.

    The 4th was great as always. We went and dropped kiddos off at their float. At same time my mom called wondering when I was going to pick her up. (her house is 3 blocks away from parade route and nothing was said or asked or anything about it). Urgh. Hubby told her no we were busy with dropping kids off to their float and she could come herself. Everyone loved daughter's dress. Both kids did awesome during the short parade (6 blocks). Then hubby and I wandered over to see the porcupine races. It was way too crowded with people to be able to see anything so we went to the sno cone booth and helped kids and their 4h group with that. 2 1/2 hours later it was time to tear down. Surprise, surprise.... All kids and parent helpers disappeared. So we stayed and helped 4h leader's family with teardown of the booth. Then went home. We were too tired from the day that we didn't go back to see the fireworks. It was a super quiet night here. No neighbors making a rukus or anything. And No Fire Calls for hubby. YEA!.
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    Whopping exciting day here! Found a bin put in the garage when DS10 was 1.5ish - had swimsuit, clean set of clothes, and a few blankets and disposable diapers.
    And that would be the highlight of the day so far, but there may yet be lemon cake made, topping the excitement of both therapy and garage cleaning.
    Tomorrow is looking promising, though - Costco and a trip to the vet for the puppys 8week shots!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    After having the kids up late they all popped up at 6am asking for snacks. Hello. Good morning. Go back to bed, please.

    Took them to Open Gym which was great while we were there, but I regretted it when the meltdowns began. We ate, napped, and collected ourselves. A/C men came around two and shut us down for two hours. Kids played in the water table outside and then the bath. Still 80 degrees in the house. I bid the men farewell and hope not to see you for a year.

    I'm wiped out. The heat steals all motivation. Luckily, I put a chicken in the cooker this morning so I barely have to do anything for the rest of the day. Just gotta make it to bedtime. Just. Gotta. Make it. To bedtime.
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    Yep. There is a reason we have AC. I cannot do the heat anymore. And luckily we have been lucky this year. We had a HOT spell in May, then done. Another small one in June and done.
    Need them more at night for freaking hot flashes.
    I was going to make lemon rice krispy treats I saw online. Bought all the stuff Friday when I grocery shopped. It is still sitting on the counter. *sigh
    Daycare boys were complaining because we didn't do school. IT IS SUMMER. I need some time from scrambling to print and plan. Go play outside. Enjoy the sun and water and dirt.
    They discovered the new sensory area outside about 1 min. before timer rang to come in. Normally would have let them stay longer and check it out but 1 kiddo didn't have his sunscreen in his bag AND he has major skin issues and can't use anything but. GRRRR
    So, guess I will be buying THAT brand just to have on hand so this doesn't happen again. Will just use it for all the kids.
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    It's now Wednesday night here in Korea. We're fully in monsoon season and I'm still being too cheap to close the windows and use the a/c (that only cools a very small portion of the apartment). Ha ha. It's so humid that even my fruits and veggies are sweating. We're all packed up in suitcases and what's left is leaving tomorrow! EEK.
    In other news there was a 4.8 earthquake here yesterday and I totally felt it. My husband did not notice it at all and was convinced I had completely lost it until the news came on.

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