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    Default Friday Roll Call, 9/2

    TGIF!!!
    We made it to Friday!!!
    WAHOOO

    Got DH off to work, laid back down with a migraine. It mostly went away, didn't rest though. The puppy saw to that. HEHE Pounce on Mom, lick Mom in the nose, etc.

    Dishes, Laundry, same old.

    Taking down Summer decor and prepping the daycare area for changes this weekend. DH is adding 2 ore cubbies. I am painting inside of cubbies the kids colors(each one is assigned a color when they start and their cup, plate, blanket, etc. are that color) $6 for bottles of paint to do all cubbies OR $30+ shipping to buy coloring cubbie totes. I will do paint for now. Putting up the preschool charts, etc. today too.

    Printing out boys assignments for Tuesday for their resume class. Need to get folders for those. I tossed all their old stuff when DS finished in June. They were both done, we don't need all this anymore...... ya right. Idiot that I am.

    Weekend. Finishing painting our room. Long weekend, we have time. I want it done. And put back together.
    DH will do cubbies and daycare fan tomorrow. And then maybe some ZOO marathon. Haven't watched this season and need to.

    Brother and niece are stopping by today. He is bringing her into Portland for school clothes shopping.... umm ok. You live in a decent town, Bend. But nope, driving 3 hours to go to the Mall. Just glad I am not going with them. BLECH. My boys were never into the Mall. We go to hit Barnes and Noble, get pretzels and check out THAT Gamestop and the Anime store. And if we go, we do ALL that because we are NOT going back for awhile. And I live 5 min. from it..... I may have niece grab me some Oregon postcards from the Oregon store. Need to mail some for homeschooling. I just don't want to go to the mall for THAT.

    And that is about it here. Tomorrow or Sunday, more tomato picking. Got (4) gallon ziplocs in freezer yesterday. Will can later when I have enough to do a GIANT pot. Had youngest DS pick yesterday. He did. The ones on the outside, away from spiders, what could be spiders, what had a web or a possible web..... He brought me in 2 pitchers. I went back out and got 6 more.

    Oh and anyone else feel like they should make OBVIOUS signs for kids and DH? Like please pick up dirty socks and put in laundry, do NOT leave them on floor or couch. OR dirty, wet washclothes go IN the hamper for those, not laying on top of label for hamper that SAYS dirty washclothes. OR put the empty TP tube in the recycling bin, not leave it laying on counter or floor. OR Turn off the light when leaving room. OR please wash your hands after using the bathroom. *sigh They are 18, 19 and 49. HELLO And these have been same rules for 10+ years in this house. I have actually made it easier over the years and they still don't do......

    Have a FANTASTIC Friday and an even BETTER weekend!!
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    Did you check your state's unemployment office for your boys? For California, to collect Unemployment (this was 10 years ago for me when I was about to retire from the workforce), to get benefits you needed to attend a free seminar on resume building. Plus they had all sorts of jobs.
    The California site has jobs with sections sorted by youth, older, veterans, disabilities... presumably Oregon has something similar?
    https://www.caljobs.ca.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx
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    We're going to start school for the day soon hopefully. Today is our last day of the week. Next week we go back to our regular 4 day schedule. I'm probably not going to do yard work today because my wrist hurt too much last night from pulling weeds. I really want to do this 29 faces in September challenge and I'm not going to be able to draw anything if I can't move my hand. I did get face #1 done yesterday, and I'm waiting for my art snacks box to come, then I'll see about #2. I should probably get some work done on my big drawing. Today is definitely the day Teemie and I tackle cleaning her room. Maybe we'll get the Halloween decorations out, but room cleaning and getting laundry started are the big priority for the day.
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    I almost went back to school shopping in Portland... but back to school meant shoes (because they need them), and a new notebook and pen or pencil, because I thought the boys would like it. The real reason for going to Portland, though, was to see friends and listen to the 1812 Overture with LIVE cannons! How awesome would that be? But my friends had to cancel at the last minute (and it ended up raining during the concert--don't know if they canceled it or not), so we went to Eugene yesterday. Got the shoes, turns out the boys could care less about school shopping, and I got to stop by the best St. Vinnies for homeschool books (got a Joy Hakim book! Yay!). I love this St. Vinnies so much--cashier even said, "Looks like you are getting ready for school, too." Happy.
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    Got online this morning to find my how to roast pumpkin link......
    90 min. later.... still didn't look for it, checking FB and SHS!LOL

    Finally have 2 pumpkins in oven roasting. Sheesh.
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    Wrapped up our field trip week with a trip to the bounce house place. It was great. They really spiffed it up since the last time we were there. 2 hours, and the rest of the day was pretty much shot. Naps and therepy. DH took DS this week for the first time. Good for him to see what they are doing.

    No plans for the weekend until Monday. I love that feeling.
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    Friday Roll Call, 9/2
    Id totally go to Portland. Especially if it was raining. Oh yah! Raincation!

    Just before 8am today, the vet called and said Pi was ready for pickup, but their technicians were busy until 2, would I like that appointment spot?
    Sure.
    2pm, Im there, and get my bill.... which includes nursing care until 2pm. I felt so successful getting that small portion of the bill taken off.
    So now I have a happy, bouncy puppy that Im supposed to keep still for the next few weeks. Theyre called Springer Spaniels... for a reason.
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    Theres the incision site, and the cone of shame.

    And a new recipe for chicken and dumplings tonight - ready 1/2hr before hubby gets home. Silly me just read the overall time they suggested, not how long it actually needed for each stage.

    Oh the perils of houseewifery.

    Sorry your menfolk are driving you nuts A&W. Maybe you need a vacation from them? Can they all go camping or something?
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    Today we got up early to take Barky butt to get groomed. She's blowing her coat, which happens twice a year, and we have HUGE tufts of fur coming off. Time to get groomed! While out shopping, get a call from my mom that 2 kittens have been abandoned at her job and can we take them? Say sure, thinking we'll keep one and rehome the other. Get there and they are between 3 and 4 weeks old, tiny, malnourished, and partially dehydrated. The ppl at her job had tried to get them to drink some water, but the kittens are SO tiny that they don't know how to lick up water yet. Got them home, settled in the bathroom, and both took 3/4's of a tablespoon over a couple hours. DH and I figure that they are so starved that it'll take a little for their hunger to kick in. And to figure out how to take a bottle. The other set of kittens we had we got at less than 2 days old so they knew little other than a bottle. First set I do while 3 months pregnant. This set, we are a month from moving. Why does this never happen at boring times of my life?

    A&W, try texting them repeatedly with what you want them to do! Sure, it's nagging, but if they did it the first time they wouldn't be nagged now would they?

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    Awww kitty rescuers! And the weekend of dragoncon too!

    Looks like your family has grown.
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    I put out a blurb on our local HS group FB page, asking if there are any other teens interested in starting a book club with my eldest. I suggested the Excellence in Literature first year book list (things like Around the World, Treasure Island, Animal Farm, etc.) or one they make up themselves based off classics or new-classics. Trying to steer away from poorly written young adult fiction and such (which he doesn't like anyhow).

    I don't think I'm going to get anyone interested in it. The problem with this group is that it is mostly younger kids. There is another group in town, but it is really Christian. I don't think they have a faith statement, but there are definitely some that teach young earth and I just don't want to be around that. Anyhow, some of their group is on our page and so the other group will learn about it, but I'm guessing they don't want their kids reading some of the stuff my son reads (I listed his recent favorites: The Things They Carry, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Dog Stars...).

    Sorry, I just wanted to lament publicly. He wants more friends, and he wants to discuss books. I asked about adult book clubs, but they tend to read popular fiction, too. Maybe something in the big town one hour over? I can travel once a month for a book club for him...

    Ugh. It's just frustrating not fitting in anywhere.

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