spinthemoon (spinthemoon) wrote,

All caulk and no fractions

Whew!! Guess all that cooking wore me out, since I haven't blogged in nearly a week. Now I'm trying to decide if I should give one big update or just make a bunch of mini posts. I could even backdate them so it looks like I've actually been posting all week.

In a nutshell, my week went something like this: 

Work was like hitting a brick wall all week. Instead of being three weeks ahead of schedule on all my projects I am now projected to be a week behind on nearly all of them. Why can't things just work?

I took a sick day in the middle of the week and was very good; I rested and napped and read magazines and fluff novels and only cleaned the bathroom, did two loads of laundry, vacuumed all the baseboards, dusted, scrubbed down the kitchen, watered the lawn, and made one tiny run to Lowe's to pick up some caulk and a new caulk gun since the one I bought last spring has gone the way of everything else I know I own but can't find unless I'm not going to actually need it in the foreseeable future.

Middle Daughter's school sent home a permission slip for me to sign to move her into pre-AP algebra next year instead of the usual 8th grade math program. Even though she has barely passed math this year (actually getting an F one semester and squeaking by with a D for the year) she apparently showed "aptitude" for algebra on some sort of pretest. This is exactly the same thing they did to me at exactly this age for exactly this reason, and is exactly why I dropped out of trig my junior year to take PE and joined a special program in college that let me graduate without taking any math (even though I minored in physics). Needless to say, I did not give them permission to move her into algebra.

Thursday was Middle Daughter's last day of school and The Boy's spring party at his preschool.  Both were cause for much rejoicing, although only the spring party resulted in square dancing. It was also the day I patched all the exterior caulking of every window in the house, in an attempt to keep out the dust which apparently is not the result of our ductwork pulling air out of the attic, if we are to believe the opinion of the AC guy who was nice enough to offer to replace our AC for only $1500 more than our tax refund, which we were hoping would be enough on its own with enough left over for a weekend family getaway.

Hmmm...it looks like I opted for the one big update.
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