Thursday Check-In 1/22
by, 01-22-2009 at 01:42 PM (835 Views)
I gained weight, I still am not reading much. Working out is not fitting in again.
I did get out my tin-whistle and harp and started doing those things of an evening. I'll work at keeping it up. (thanks to those who pointed out that this is NECESSARY)
I made laundry detergent. It seems to work pretty well, except for cold/delicate. Since I have no food processor or blender, the soap chunks are pretty big. I'd just as soon not mess around with a big batch of hot slime, so will work out something for those few loads of delicates. I also made my own dryer sheets with an old flannel shirt.
Managed not to be crabby with the kids, in spite of DH not getting home until after dinner is eaten and cleared away all this week. I've been on-duty without assistance for 14 hours every day. I know, there are women who do more with less but it's a question of what you are used to, and I've become used to that help during the witching hour. Every animal and kid is hungry, wild, and demanding. And in the kitchen. Sword fighting lately; they found cardboard and made an impressive assortment of swords, daggers, shields and spears. (NB: get more foil and tape, we seem to be out)
I've not cast blame where there is none to cast, but have pointed out to DH that this isn't going to work long-term. Neither of us has had any time off at all this month. He's in agreement.
I did research changing banks (bye-bye WF) and changing insurance companies. Still need to get quotes, but first we wanted to know if it was even feasible. It is. Likely it will save us money and sanity.
So. Grades. Humph. Brain tired...can't think. C for coasting, B for sticking to points system, D for self care (chips, queso, coffee...not the diet of champions). B for continuing the plan of attack on expense reduction. B for attitude: I had one truly awful day and some great people booted me back on track. OK, time to go prep for teacher phone call.