Huge List of Activities to do with Kids during Covid-19

I started this document ages ago and have shared it with many friends, family members, and FB forums already. It's compiled from many, many different places: lists on facebook, travel websites, space websites, family websites, school websites. It's broken down into categories for ease of use: The Arts, Books, Celebrities, Coding, Crafts, Disney, Exercise, Food, … Continue reading Huge List of Activities to do with Kids during Covid-19

The Saxophone Has Arrived

Have I ever told you the saga of the Christmas Saxophone? Settle in. This story is long and weird. Sometime in October or so, my sister called up and asked if Kid#3 was still interested in playing the saxophone. This is the kid that so far has learned to play the recorder, the violin, the … Continue reading The Saxophone Has Arrived

Social Distancing

Today was supposed to be a several things that it wasn't. Kids were supposed to be back at school, but the district is having what they call a "Community Mitigation Period" instead. They're cleaning the schools and we're supposed to be back on schedule next week. Ree is a little bit wumbly over it because … Continue reading Social Distancing

Nurturing Oneself

I had an early brunch with a dear, dear friend of mine this morning. As we sat in her sweet little breakfast nook with tea, boiled eggs, and stollen, we chatted about how the year was going and she asked me what I was doing to nurture myself. Honestly y'all, I babbled out an answer … Continue reading Nurturing Oneself

Laughing hurts, but this is funny

RA/fibro flare up today. This is how bad it is: my husband is going to the music store to buy a bugle mouthpiece. Nick. In a music store. Buying a mouthpiece. Just picture it. If I weren't hurting so much I'd be laughing my butt off.

One Crazy Night!

One crazy night! Started off at Greg's school for dinner from a taco truck and then headed over to Ree's school for Parent Marcher Night and then headed back to Greg's school to finish out Meet the Teacher with him and Nick. At one point I was talking to a teacher and completely forgot the … Continue reading One Crazy Night!

Tearing Up for Good Reasons

This afternoon I am tearing up because of this: David got a call from one of his former freshmen in band today. The kid didn't have anyone to come to Parent Marcher night for him and he called and asked David to be his person. Of course he said yes.

Fun Day!

We're a little loopy after March-a-thon, so we're singing new verses of "What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor," and Ree is all "Your PTA ladies are going to be soooooo confused because it isn't even the "Day of the Irish!" WHAT?! 'Umm, "4 Leaf Clover Day?" "Pot of Gold Day?" "Leprechaun Day?" "GREEN … Continue reading Fun Day!

Little rituals

On mornings where I don't have a substituting job or volunteer work to go do, I come back home and turn on the Soundscapes channel on Music Choice, make a pot of hot water, and start making tea. I have a little teapot that I make chai tea in, filling it half full of hothot … Continue reading Little rituals

Back to normal, sort of

This week I spent a day lounging around with a bad sinus infection & visiting the doctor. I also spent a day cleaning the garage and doing this: (organizing the garage & making a pegboard full of tools) And (Organizing the food related magazines & putting them into labeled holders) I also spent two days … Continue reading Back to normal, sort of