Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What I Do

So people have been asking me what I've been doing with all my free time now that the girls are in Kindergarten.  I have to say, the 4 hours just flies by, just like I knew it would.  I'll use last week as an example of a typical week.

Monday I just cleaned and did laundry pretty much the entire time they were gone.  Tuesday I volunteered at school with health screenings.  Specifically, hearing tests.  Remember in grade school when you'd put on some special headphones and have to raise you hand when you heard a tone?  I got to operate the little machine and mark the students with a pass/fail.

Wednesday I did a DVD workout, then went to Trader Joe's, and Thursday I went to the gym.  By the time I got home and showered I had about an hour to just check email/FB, etc.

Friday was my "long" day, where they were gone until 2:00 instead of only 12:35 (they only go to school every other Friday - their school has early dismissal every Friday so the AM and PM kindergarten classes just alternate Fridays and stay the whole time), so I went to Kohl's, which is about 25 minutes away, to exchange a dress for Olivia.  Then I went to Walmart to get Halloween candy and few other things since it's right near Kohl's.  When I got home from all that I had about an hour again so I just made lunch and got on the computer for awhile.

And that was my week.  So far this week I volunteered in their class yesterday, today I'm going to mostly do housework but also go to the library and pick up a few things at out little neighborhood store, tomorrow I'm going to Costco and maybe work on a project and Thursday I will help with their class' Harvest Party.  They don't have school this Friday.

I still have several projects that I haven't even touched in the almost 2 months since school started!  I keep saying, "next week for sure..." and it just never happens.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

We made our annual trek to the pumpkin patch last weekend.  We were going up to MV anyway to visit my mom, and a good friend of mine happens to work at a pumpkin farm there every October so we knocked out both of those in one visit, plus we got to see my niece's new house and visit my dad and stepmom before they head south for the winter.  It was a busy and fun day.  Then yesterday the girls had a field trip to another pumpkin patch, so they've definitely had their fill of pumpkins for the season.