I'm Feeling Invigorated
It's gone. It's ALL GONE! Wooooo-hooooooo. The needles are vacuumed up and my living room is back to normal. The game room needs to be reconfigured, but that will be done tomorrow.
Today was beautiful - high 60's. Very unseasonable. The girlies and I took all of the outside lights and decorations down. Well - they rode their bikes around and climbed the trees and stuff. Then while they were at CCD I got the inside stuff back into the storage bins. When Troll came roaring in on the Harley from work, he dragged the tree to the curb and hauled all of the decoration storage boxes up to the store room over the kitchen.
I'm making big plans. I've got the girlies signed up for homeschooler swimming stroke improvement class, and archery lessons. We've joined the bell choir at church - yes - even me. (I have to label my arms with color coded masking tape so I don't ring the wrong bells...) I may be playing my new flute as a part of that. They are still in the choir. So we have every frigging day of the week booked up. Yikes. We just want to do everything.
Today the older struggled with Geometric Construction using only a compass and a straight edge. Okay - so I don't remember a damn thing about this from school. So. We had to read the book together and follow the instructions together - and voila! She was off and running, constructing an angle congruent to another angle, bisecting angles, and constructing perpendicular lines. It's actually quite fun and interesting once you get over being overwhelmed by it.
The little one is working on quarter hours in time. A friend of mine remarked a couple of years ago that her niece was not taught how to read an analog clock in school. Terrible, isn't it?
They both got me to work out with Gilad on Fit TV. This man is a maniac - can I share that? I could never be so obsessed with my body - honestly. However - the girls love to work out to his show on TV. Old Grizzly Mama was down there on the floor exercising, too. I also caught myself swimming laps yesterday. Maybe this quitting smoking thing might lead to a pair of lungs that can actually support some physical exertion?
The favorite Christmas present for the girls? They each received (among other things) a Red Ryder BB gun. We have reviewed the safety rules, and continue to follow them - very important. They do not shoot unless I am there supervising. We live in a township that has no problem with shooting in the back yard - so out we went. They're enjoying themselves and improving. But - guess who shattered the shatterblast target on the stake? You got it - Old Grizzly Mama. So - we're all having a lot of fun with the Red Ryders. No one has shot an eye out. Not yet, anyway.
Back to the salt mines. Time to get down and dirty with this election coming up.