I really thought that we would have lots of time to relax, do a little math each day, and relax some more. But so far my plan is not working! I started a new Bible study on Tuesday, with friends, called Lord, Change My Attitude. It will be a good one for sure! After Bible study, we came home to eat lunch and ended up going to the co-op park day. It was a beautiful afternoon with no humidity and the temperature was perfect. The kids had a good time even though we stayed for just a couple of hours. I took Emily's friend home and then headed to my Relay For Life wrap-up meeting, with my children because my hubby had to work late. It was a very busy day. Since our Relay team turned in more donations Tuesday night, it pushed our team over $2500 raised, which entitled us to the SILVER award! We were very excited. The Relay in our community has raised over $50,000 for the American Cancer Society. I'm so happy to have been a part of that.
As if the day wasn't full enough, the kids begged to stop at the dollar store to see if they had any silly bands, so I gave in and took them. Dollar store #1 had none. Dollar store #2 had none. It was now around 9:00 and the kids convinced me to go to Wal-Mart to see if they had some. No luck, but we did find a few other things we needed before heading home....at 10:30! What a long day!
Wednesday was the day I decided to start cleaning our school room and I began with the closet. Well, I never really got any farther than the closet. In fact, the closet is now all over the room! Does anyone else fill a room while attempting to clean out a closet? It was close to dinner time and I had to stop. Thankfully, I was smart enough to put dinner in the crock-pot earlier in the day so it was mostly ready by the time hubs got home. After cleaning up our dinner dishes, I thought I'd try to do just a little more with that closet and the moment I sat down on the floor, it hit me. Kidney stone pain! I was hoping it would pass (both the pain and the stone) quickly, but no such luck. I took a couple of ibuprofen tablets, which did absolutely nothing. And because I have a history of painful kidney stones, I had some prescription pain killers and decided to take one. It took a good 45 minutes for it to kick in but once it did, I felt relief and went to bed. I slept great that night and haven't had pain since. I've been drinking tons of water hoping this stone will pass before we decide to go camping again.
Thursday, the neighbor girl came over again. She's been over every day this week because her parents both work and she's left home alone for almost 10 hours every day! After getting permission from her mom, we took her to the pool with us, which was very crowded but still enjoyable and then came home for dinner and then gymnastics. Another busy day!
Today (Friday), I had an appointment for the kids' school assessments in the morning. I dropped the kids off at a friend's house and went on to the appointment, where I was encouraged and assured that we are right on target. The kids passed with flying colors and got their certificates. Yay!!!!! I picked up the kids and as we were driving home, another friend called and invited us to swim, so we grabbed some lunch and went swimming. We were home for maybe an hour before the kids went to VBS with the neighbors tonight.
So, as you can imagine, our week was crazy busy and I am so ready for some down time. Maybe next week will be more relaxing.
How is your summer going?