Sunday, March 08, 2009

Where's the rainbow after this storm?

Soooo... how was your weekend? Mmm-hmmmm... yeah. Sounds like a blast.

Mine? Really want to know? Because this streak of FABULOUS luck might just make you violently green...

Well, I spent all day on Saturday cleaning out the desk area and moving things back about 2 feet to make space for Justin's homeschool desk. I spent the moments in between cleaning and moving things feeling nauseous. Can I really pull my child from school? Is this something I am brave enough to do? Because HOLY CRAP, I AM SCARED.

Thankfully, Justin is so pumped about this idea that he cleaned the desk, organized it with pencils and paper and such, and even begged me for schoolwork. After I warmed up from hell freezing over, I scrambled to find some work online, but only found a few random math sheets and what-not. Because I am NOT READY to homeschool yet! I was planning on starting in a few weeks, after his recorder recital at school.


And then I got to thinking about all the things he would "miss" by being at home instead of public school. And then I thought about all of the things he might miss out on if he STAYS in school (like, oh, an education without being targeted as weird or difficult). And then I stopped googling homeschool pages and such because my little brain couldn't handle it. And THEN I startd to think about the lack of alone time I would be getting. That I was looking forward to time alone with just Corinne. And that I don't know if it's fair to any of my children to have different schooling experiences....


And then I had a glass of wine. Because I was mentally exhausted.
And then my pregnant neighbor dropped her 5 kids off for a few hours because she had to go to the emergency room for a high fever and bronchitis (she's ok. Thank God!).

This morning, after giving Justin a math lesson (he figured out dividing fractions. In ONE lesson. Big confidence boost!) I went into the basement to get the large pad of paper to do a science project he wants to start on the solar system.
Unfortunately, we never got around to doing that project because there was an inch of water in my basement. Again. And? This time, just for kicks, we got to deal with the freezer being turned off all night (lovely lightning storm last night). The SMELL was horrendous!! We also discovered that the sump pump wasn't working. So we got to buy a new pump in addition to needing to pitch craploads of spoiled food Which is fun, because our money situation is so stable right now...

boxes and boxes of books and Patrick's sports cards that narrowly missed the water. Again. Because I wasn't diligent enough the last time to see them in the far corner...

It could be worse. It could be worse. It could be worse.



I repeated this mantra as I squeegied the water into the hole with the new pump chugging away.
It could be worse. It can always be worse...

But man....

It could be so much better right now, too...
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