Sunday already? Time flies...
Friday morning the snow was still coming down. I measured the new snow on the van and we got around two inches. There were all kinds of road advisories and accidents. Elijah's bus was 20 minutes late, but Emily's was on time.
Made my rounds through all the bedrooms and started some laundry. Emily had a fly in her window. Even he had enough sense to come in out of the snow.
By 9:30 AM the snow stopped, the skies cleared, the sun came out and everything was drip, drip, drip. Like I need anymore ice around my house. It is already like walking through a land mine to get upstairs. If I survive this Spring without falling I will be grateful.
My poor old van could use a new windshield, but that's probably not going to happen any time soon.
After a full-day of animal/gardening/house chores, Lucas and I picked Elijah up from school and gave him a ride to meet friends. Then we were back at Emily and Olivia's school to catch part of the teacher talent show. That is Emily's teacher in the middle in purple down on her knees.These ladies were singing "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett. The "lead singer" was Nicholas' Kindergarten teacher 13 years ago. She also taught Elijah Kindergarten and First Grade. Somewhere in the crowd were my little girls (the bleachers were full behind the students on the floor).
I tried taking photos on the drive home, but that road is up-down and rough.
So much to do today. Elijah, who is not always completely forth-coming on what he has to do, is reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" for class. It is completely over his reading level...I assure you he did not understand what they meant when they said "The Haverfords had dispatched Maycomb's leading blacksmith in a misunderstanding arising from the alleged wrongful detention of a mare, were imprudent enough to do it in the presence of three witnesses.....". There are multiple phrases in that sentence he would not understand (due to his low reading level) so it gives you some idea of what I work with each day. All his text books are too difficult as well so I have to read and explain them all to him. It's okay though...he is who he is. Shoot, I know some adults who wouldn't be able to read this book and explain it to him either. And what about those kids whose parents aren't willing to sacrifice "their" time to do this? I feel bad for them...in fact, I have helped some of the kids' friends with things like this because they didn't have anyone else. Elijah gets most of my hours of each evening, but I'll do whatever is necessary to help him. Anyhow, I got that he had to read, but not the part about writing chapter reviews. Today, I'll be reading 168 pages and helping him write 12 chapter reviews. Nice. Funny thing is I've already read this book with Nick and Cody three years ago so as I read each sentence I remember it, but do not remember it without reading again. I also will be helping Emily with the poster for her book report that is due tomorrow. And make more note cards for Elijah's science test. And make Nick note cards for his Economy final. And the plants...and animals (having a "boyfriend" over to breed Roxie as she is not cooperating at his house)....and the Little Ones need lovin' on. Oh, my poor husband. How much time will there be left for him on his only day off after I take care of the needs of the kids and animals? Probably not much.