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Managing a Household / Re: Monday, August 20, 2018
« Last post by Rooney on Today at 01:07:11 PM »
Hi girls. :)

Well, we are all still pretty sick here.  Hoping today is the last really "bad" day of this flu-like thing we have acquired.  I guess it is the flu, it has a fever with it and all of the flu symptoms.  Hubby is the only one that has avoided it so far and I am really hoping he doesn't get it.  His job is very demanding and sickness makes it that much more difficult.  He doesn't really get "sick" days. 

Catherine, yeah, we started back homeschooling already.  I wanted to get a jump on the school year.  Now I am glad I did because of these sick days.  This week will be our 3rd week, (assuming we are well enough tomorrow to get back at it).  That is my plan, anyway.  Interesting to hear about were you are hiking.  My husband used to live a couple of hours from where you are going.  He also used to hunt a lot up in the Ozarks.  I remember he talks about a place called Sugar Loaf Mountain a lot.  Have you ever been there?

Cheryl, it does get more in depth with the older ones, doesn't it.  I have a 15 year old this year and it keeps me busy checking all his work, quizzes and testing.  Thank goodness for answer keys, right? ;) :D

Managing a Household / Re: Monday, August 20, 2018
« Last post by Cheryl on Today at 11:35:31 AM »
Good afternoon, Catherine and all.

Time got away from me this morning, and I am just now getting around to posting.  Emily has started her freshman year, so that's keeping me a little busy going over her lessons and making sure she is doing all she's supposed to do.

Nothing new to report around here.  I'm back to working on purging more things from the house.  Well, not really back to it since it seems like I am constantly trying to finish this.  I've got a load ready to take to the thrift store now. 

We have been working on our bedroom for a couple of days.  We have painted the walls, added new trim, and a new bookshelf.  I was tired of my books being scattered all over the house, but now they are in one central location and it's much easier to find what I am looking for. 

Guess that's about it for me.  Have a great day, everyone!
Managing a Household / Monday, August 20, 2018
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on Today at 05:25:56 AM »
Good morning!

Can't remember the last time I started a thread. But I'm sitting here with my coffee in my few moments of quiet and thought, "why not?"

Heading on a training hike this morning, training for my October backpacking trip. Though I hike at least weekly, sometimes twice a week, and walk on the treadmill some at home, it's been too hot for the longer hikes with heavier loads. But today is a bit cooler with a forecast high of only 90, so off we go. My friend that I'm going with is in her late 60's and heading back to do Eagle Rock Loop in Arkansas with her two daughters at the end of September. I am planning to do Section 2 of the Ouachita Trail in October. 27.9 miles but I'll have 2.5 days. So today we plan on 8-10 miles with our big packs. I have done 8 miles in this area in about 3 hours, but on a 20-40 degree day in the winter where we didn't need to drink as much water.

Other than that, same old same old. Take the five kids to their 3 respective schools. Laundry, make dinner, etc... . Earl refs volleyball tonight and Mallory as well (she can only ref middle school because she's in high school).

Jennie, it was so good to hear from you! I was trying to think how old your little boys must be now? Mine are 8 and 10, so hard to believe.

Pam, hope your back is continuing to feel better.

Lindsay, are you all back to homeschooling or do you start a bit later? Hope the flu is over at your house and all are well.

Have a great week, all.

Managing a Household / Re: Sat, Aug. 18, 2018
« Last post by gaggleofseven on August 18, 2018, 08:00:55 PM »
Thanks, Lindsay! I will try to post more often. I'm sorry you have the flu in your house - it's so hard to keep things running when you're sick. I hope everyone gets well soon!

Managing a Household / Re: Sat, Aug. 18, 2018
« Last post by Rooney on August 18, 2018, 12:27:36 PM »
Jennie!  So happy to hear from you again! :)

We all have what seems to be the flu in August here. :P  I sure will be glad when we start feeling better.  Unfortunately, there is no choice but to make a grocery run sometime this weekend.  That will not be fun. :P

I know what you are saying about fall on its way.  One of the kids asked me last week, "Why are the leaves already falling off the trees?" ???

Jennie, stop by and talk with us more often.  You are missed here. :)

Managing a Household / Sat, Aug. 18, 2018
« Last post by gaggleofseven on August 18, 2018, 11:59:50 AM »
Hello! I haven't posted in quite a while, but I have tried to read everyone's posts regularly! Today I am busy around the house - laundry, vacuuming, decluttering, etc. I have a gazillion things to take to Goodwill, but don't really feel like sorting and bagging today so that task might happen next week.  ;) It's hot and humid, and we've had a lot of rain so I don't know if the yard will be dry enough for mowing.

I commented to DH this morning that it's starting to seem like fall. The high schools in our area played their first football games last night. Hard to believe we are coming up on Labor Day soon. So that got me perusing through Pinterest for ideas on decorating the front porch for fall. Then I realized how full all of my Pinterest boards are, so I'm going to organize my page tonight while DH and I watch a movie.

Dinner is frozen pizza, garlic bread, and salad.

Have a great day!
Managing a Household / Re: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on August 17, 2018, 11:22:28 AM »
Pam, glad your son and gf had a safe trip!  YES, the heat and humidity have been AWFUL. Yesterday, I barely hiked two miles. Just felt rough. We are not typically a very humid area, but this summer has been way more so than usual. Then when that's coupled with temps in the 90's, it feels unbearable. I got in one last hike with my friend yesterday before she headed back to El Paso. Might do one tomorrow starting at sunrise with a friend who works M-F outside the home.

Have a great weekend! Glad your back is on the mend.  Yoga has been helping mine as well. Most the moves are similar to the "stretches" my chiro gave me.
Managing a Household / Re: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
« Last post by pamgonzo on August 16, 2018, 01:36:53 PM »
Just got a text that they arrived at the school, no problems. 

(was concerned that his truck wouldn't make it, it was a huge bone of contention between he and us)

So, I am thankful they are ok.

Will go down in about 2 weeks to see for ourselves!  She is going to stay a couple of days, and then head back home, and back to school herself.

Managing a Household / Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
« Last post by pamgonzo on August 16, 2018, 01:06:25 PM »
Hello everyone!  .......anyone?

What a crazy couple of days it has been!  Went to the ballgame Tues. night.  They ended up losing 3-1, which was fine, but not ever fun to lose I guess.

So, I'm thinking, cool, there is a couple of days until son needs to move into dorms (Saturday was the plan).  His gf said "we will either come up Wed. or Th to pack up what he needs from home.  I will let you know.  Cool, all is cool.

Wed I get a text saying "we are coming Th"  Ok, sounds like a plan.  About 10 minutes later I get one saying "just kidding, I guess we are coming today.  and moving him dow tomorrow."  WHAT!?!?!  So mad dash around town grabbing a couple of last minute things I wanted to send with him, and then home grabbing some meat out of the freezer for dinner, throwing his bedding into the washer, cleaning up a hamper basket for him to take, throwing dinner together and putting in crockpot, and then leaving for the chiropractor.

Appt. was great actually.  He was shocked that I was 100% better than I was at the last visit.  I had been continuing to do the stretching/yoga poses that he had me doing during the last treatment, so that must have helped.

Came home, and when son & gf arrived, I finished pulling dinner together, and we had a nice time. 

Then we got him sorted out and packed up his truck and off they went!  I think it was about 8:30 or so when they left.

I haven't heard from them as of yet, so I don't have any idea what time they left from her parent's house this morning, or what time I should expect them to get to the school.  It's awesome having a self-reliant kid, but sometimes being left in the dark can cause worry.  I did text his gf about a 1/2 hour ago to see where they were, but have not heard back yet. 
I just keep praying for safe travels and arrival until I hear that all is well.  And then it will be prayers of thankfulness!

Catherine: hope your time spent with your friend was enjoyable!  I had planned on walking this morning before it got too warm/humid, but by the time I was thinking about going, it was already pretty uncomfortable. 

We are going to the theater tonight to see some Elvis thing.  I think it's a showing of the comeback tv special or something.  I'm not that into it, but hubs is a big Elvis fan and wants to go, so I'm sure he will enjoy it.

Hope all of you are doing well! 
Love hearing what you are up to!
Managing a Household / Re: Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
« Last post by greyhoundgirl on August 14, 2018, 01:06:06 PM »

Just sitting here for a moment before I shower (finally!) and leave to pick up the high school girls for their dental exams and cleanings. This morning, I messaged my friend Bonnie (who is in town temporarily till next week while her husband does a class with the military) to see if she wanted to walk at the park. We only did 3 miles but it was really humid and the sun came out right before we finished and went to get breakfast, so that was a good amount. Then she needed dog food and I needed cat food so we stopped by TSC before going home. I have gotten bills paid and a few other random small things done at home this afternoon, and just finished a yoga video for the abs. Hence the late shower.

Pam, hope your back gets to feeling better. That is the pits. Just barely over a bout myself. I am finding yoga to help, thankfully. Also did about 5 visits with a chiro.
Lindsay, Erica is fine. She posts regularly on facebook. Lots of destruction in their area, though. :(

Morgan's 12th b-day is tomorrow, so I need to get ready for that. Hard to believe that she will be 12. I plan to hike in the morning as it's one of my last few chances with my friend. It will be a humdinger heat-wise but I can't go very early these days now that school has begun so will have to wait until 9 to start. :(

Have a good evening!
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