The days are flying. I'm not taking as many pictures as I'd like to, but I'm taking as many pictures as I have time for.
That's a story in and of itself.
Brian. Ready for school and ready to put Rocket in his kennel for the morning.
At school - put a water bottle at Mark's desk to help keep the coughs down.
Went to the office to get my walkie and morning visit with Tina.
Did my bus duty.
Walked down the hall to report a transfer bus happening to a teacher.
Walked by my own kid's room to hear his teacher say loudly....."Oh! Mrs.. Tooooormanen!"
Mark, while he hadn't coughed at all on the way up the hill - couldn't stop coughing once he got to class.
We decided I'd just take him home for the morning to rest.
But first, we stopped by the library to get a new book as it was his library day. One Hank the Cowdog book returned, another one taken out.
Purple folder holding his math homework in one hand and his new book in the other - we walked back home.
We relaxed by carving Mark's jack-o-lantern.
Mark then did his math homework and went on the computer to play Sum Dog while I got some leaves raked up before this weekend's sleet and snow.
Time for work, Mark walked back to school with me and did fine there for the rest of the day.
I went through my normal gamut of duties - lunch aide, recess aide, teacher aide and then hung out waiting for my boys at the end of the day.
Home again and time to dig into the Halloween boxes to finalize the school parade choices.
It's been a pathetic dinner week. Thursday - pancakes. Three kids actually cheered. At least they're content with my dinners.
Allan's night for dishes. The schedule changes nightly and weekly based on the kid's activities schedules. Brian's activity schedule is overloaded right now, so he gets weekends by default.
6pm - Lego League. We only have five more meeetings left before the competition.
Greg showed up at the meeting after 7, and I took the car from there and went to Meijer. Wendy had informed me just before robots - oh. mom. I forgot to tell you....we're having an end of quarter party tomorrow and I offered to bring.......
She did say sorry.
It was like an Eskola (my mom's side) family reunion at Meijer this night. I rarely go to Meijer without seeing someone I know, but I don't usually see so much of my family.
Home again, and the Schwann's guy pulled up as I was unloading groceries. I bought a few things from him too. We both spoke in strong yooper accent, because we can. He used to come in the daytime, but we recently switched schedules as I told him he has a better chance now of catching us in the evening. Turns out that it's not that much better of a chance.
And the dog?
He figured out how to get through our makeshift Halloween box barricade that was keeping him off the steps for the past week.
He's so proud.