Had a big salad with ham, bacon, tomatoes, etc. waiting for dad when he got home. The kids ate up the leftover tacos.
You'll notice my new weekly to-do list on the side bar. I thought maybe if I wrote it down it would make me more accountable. I am surprised how much I fit into one day and I'm really tired. Spent about 3 hours on Elijah's homework (getting it ready and then doing it with him). I'll be glad when we reach the end of the quarter and the stress is lifted. Sure hope the hard work pays off.
I have an insane amount of things that have to be done. I usually don't worry.... if I get to it, I get to it, but these are a must so no putting it off. Got the website secured and I'm ready to roll with it. Meeting tomorrow to work out program details. I'm not much of a meeting person. In fact, I'm kind of a hermit now. I was so social in my younger days, but now I just prefer to work alone behind the scenes. Really, I can do whatever you want just don't make me go to town...send me an email.
Nick made it safely to Anchorage (360 miles by bus) and is staying at a very fancy hotel. Lucky kid. Tomorrow at 8:00am the speeches begin and they'll be on the road back home sometime in the afternoon. I hope he does well. (His government class won a local competition and now they are competing at state. I'd like to say he's really into this, but he's not. Just a class requirement and a free trip).
Olivia was less than cooperative with the ABC book. She got hung up on drawing a rabbit. She decided she couldn't do it "right" so she wouldn't do anything. We put it away and will try tomorrow.
Another big day tomorrow so I should get some sleep. Night!
Oh, and the worms. The are all dead. I kept them in the grow room all summer and they did great. It never once entered my mind that when it got really cold and the wood stove was crankin' it would be dry. Add to that the fact that their bucket was sitting on a HEATED SLAB and they were baked to a brick. I am devastated. I wanted the worm casing for this summer to see if they really are better. I found 1000 worms on the internet for about $30. Did you know that under optimal conditions 1000 worms will turn into 46,000 worms in one month? Who knew? Now I am trying to decide if I want to do the red worms like I had or do earth worms and release half onto my lawn. I know they will freeze come winter, but during the summer they will tunnel, aerate and fertilize the lawn. I don't think we have enough scraps to do both. And honestly, I can't believe I am so into worms.