Saturday, July 25, 2009

Not ready

I have decided that I am absolutely not ready to start school on Monday.

It's not going to happen.

It just seems like things keep going wrong and I can't finish what I need to.

Ellie was at camp all week, so I had no babysitting or cleaning help from her. I spent most of this past week getting nothing productive done.

My printer is not cooperating. It magically uninstalled itself and I can't seem to get it set up again. No matter how I try. I have things that need to be printed before we start. I am working on solving this problem. Maybe it's just time to get a new one...

Also, I just haven't had enough time to get things set up and ready to go. All of the assignments aren't yet entered into Homeschool Tracker. I'm still searching for room on the bookshelves. The school room needs to be cleaned up. Copies need to be made. There is so much to do!!!

Then, for some reason, I decided that I need to rearrange the bedrooms again. Now. I don't know why I do this. I get an idea in my head and then I just have to start in on it. Even if it's 8 o'clock at night.

Tori's crib has been in my bedroom this past year. After I moved my treadmill in there, it got pretty cramped. The bed is against the wall and I can only get into half the closet. It hasn't bugged me much, because Andy hasn't been here.

He's going to be coming home in the next couple of months though and I'm sure that he'd like to get into his half of the closet and be able to get into his side of the bed without climbing past the crib at the end of the bed...

So, I have moved Ellie and Kate back together again (Ellie already had bunk beds anyway). I moved Lexie upstairs and Tori in with her. Nick will have the downstairs room to himself. It will work out for the best, because his room is next to the school room and is almost empty on the floor. I will be able to let Tori play in there during the day while we're busy at work.

Anyway, I started moving furniture around and I broke Tori's crib. In pieces. It can't be repaired. She's sleeping in the play pen right now until I get her a new one.

To top it all off, I think that both Kate and Lexie have strep throat again!! Isn't that insane?? It seems like we can't get rid of it. We all had it. Then Ellie got it again. Now they have it again. Of course, it's Friday night and I will probably have to wait to take them to the doctor until Monday morning. I hope it doesn't get too bad before then.

So, all of things added up together means that we aren't starting for another week. I need time to get the house put back together (it still looks like a tornado hit!), get the kids feeling better, and get myself organized and ready for school.


SmallWorld at Home said...

Sounds like you've made a sanity-saving decision!

Michelle said...

I MISS YOU JEN!! SORRY FOR ALL THESE DIFFICULTIES! But-remember all of our conversations about homeschooling? We are always harder on ourselves than we need to be..As for the bedrooms-makes sense to me! Sorry about Tori's crib..maybe you can borrow one from the loan closet (at ACS) until you can get another somehow..just a thought.
Love, Michelle