Jun. 15th, 2010 09:07 am
petmoosie: (bad guy)
Aaaahhh, it's a miracle drug. I wish I had taken it two hours earlier.

I somehow sprained my back last night. Perhaps it was something I did in the pool. I had a miserable night, trying to find a comfortable position and STAY in it without moving or even breathing deeply. I passed off all the morning duties to [livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie , who is going to be rushing to complete a piece of work by 9:30am. He gave me Ibuprofen (my idea) and a hot pad at 8:15 and I am now functional. I owe him big-time.

petmoosie: (dc)
We're in the post-sledding relaxation stage. [livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie is finally home. I'm not exactly sure what happened to his promise to come home and work from home for the last part of the day.

He is promising to work from home on Monday, if the schools are closed. I am sure that I will be teaching in the afternoon/early evening since Princeton Review has tight deadlines. I need to review my stuff for it.

The teachers are joking with black humor about their July 4th lesson plans. It will only take about 10 more snow days to achieve July 4th.

Emily's teachers sent next week's homework home today. So she'll have 7 nights to work on it instead of 4.

I bumped the side of my foot really hard.
petmoosie: (knitting)
Tonight we are going to have dinner with the grandparents (my parents). After that, we are going to pick up some groceries.

I was doing laundry and found that there were clothes soaking for who knows how long. They are being washed at the moment.

My sister has asked me to go to two Open Houses for schools that she is considering sending her son to. This week, and they are both in the morning.

I still don't have many of the papers I need for finishing our taxes. I do have both W2s, which is good.

I find it very irritating that our money market fund paid no interest all year long.

Tomorrow is the first day of work for my MCAT class.

[livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie is having trouble thinking and getting sentences finished. He's just so tired all the time.
petmoosie: (Default)
It's not very easy to pack this snow; it's dry and powdery. It crushes down easier. Emily and I walked up the street and played with S. and her dad and a twelve-year-old and her dad. S. went in because her gloves got cold. Emily wanted to persist in trying to build a fort. It just didn't work because the snow would crush down every time. It took a long time to convince her to come home. So now we're a bit cold and trying to make hot chocolate. Well, actually the Virgo in the house is trying to clean up a spill before he will even try to make hot chocolate.
petmoosie: (bad guy)
I am making stew for dinner tonight. I realized too late that I didn't have an onion, so I used onion powder.

[livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie and Emily are making sock puppets.
petmoosie: (braids)
I'm thankful that my mom will call me with turkey cooking questions.
I'm thankful that [livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie and I still find the West Wing with the president calling the Butterball Hotline to be funny.
I'm thankful that [livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie still loves me and I still love him.
I'm thankful that Emily is learning to read and asks lots of questions about what she reads. I hope that she retains that trait.
I'm thankful that Emily is cautious. I'm thankful that she can be brave after assessing the risks.
I'm thankful for [livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie 's well-paying job. In a way, I'm thankful for his work ethic, even though it means lots of late evenings for him.
I'm thankful for my work. It gives me something else to do and allows me to feel I am good at something.
I'm thankful for a 4-day weekend and no planned travel or work. [livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie and I need some downtime.
I'm thankful for [livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie 's well-paying job. It allows us to throw money at problems around the house, instead of leaving them unsolved or actually learning the right way to fix them ourselves.
petmoosie: (Default)
I am officially being treated for Lyme disease. I am taking pills as big as my little finger twice a day for 3 to 4 weeks, leaning on the side of 4 weeks.

My daughter is insisting on tick checks after she is outside. I need to insist for myself also. Our house may look like a zoo where the apes are grooming each other, but that's better than a tick getting by our scrutiny.

I do believe that time outdoors is important for children, and [livejournal.com profile] cvirtue 's latest post just adds to that. Ticks are a hazard, but one that we can deal with.

petmoosie: (Emily)
No, but Emily and [livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie are on it trying to get the leaves off of it.

I was raking out front and it seriously turned into a Tom Sawyer situation. The neighbor children were begging me to let them rake.

So our household (outside) is getting into good shape.

I'm awake

Oct. 10th, 2009 09:45 am
petmoosie: (bad guy)
I did some gardening. And enjoyed it.

[livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie is playing Mad Libs with our daughter.

I think that the first quarter of the school is almost over. So we'll be getting grades soon. They will be weird, since the highest grade is supposed to be reserved for extraordinary work. I'm not sure how a first grader does extraordinary work on handwriting, I guess calligraphy. "Wow, that sentence sounded better in my head."

Birthday party must be settled today. !!!!!!!!!!!!

petmoosie: (braids)
I'm a little sad in many ways.

Several people I know are mourning the loss of an SCA fighter to H1N1.

I yelled at my daughter today. Our disagreement just kept escalating.

[livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie 's plane doesn't get in until 12:30 tonight. He'll be exhausted.

My studying time was spent on tasks for my PTA committee. I won't get that back.

I was afraid that I had overstepped the levels of privacy appropriate for a blog in my comments on another person's blog.

I got a rejection from the job I applied to. I know it was a long shot, but it's still a rejection.

Our oven is still broken. It's just a low-level background annoyance.

petmoosie: (Default)
Grump, grump.[livejournal.com profile] mrmoosieis refusing to use the phone. What a wimp!

Emily was bouncing gracelessly into various things all day. Breaking a few of them. Sigh. She would not calm down her energy or use caution to express it where there was no danger.

petmoosie: (hometown)
We went to the Ukrainian Festival at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church (way up New Hampshire Ave. in Cloverly). The food was nice, the music was pretty nice and there were tons of children. 

I told
[livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie to check out the fencing. He was shy about it, but finally stepped up and went to five points with the guy who was directing it. Then that guy tried to talk him into a recreation battle on Oct. 3. That would be great, but it's about the 15th thing trying to get us to attend on Oct. 3 or Oct. 4 or both. So not this year. I actually wonder if two of the events (the Russian Festival and the recreation battle (which is specifically Eastern European)) are timed together so that you could attend both.

[livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie was actually happy that he had done it. And they both went full tilt, so he had that healthy flush from exercise.

petmoosie: (Science)
I looked through my backyard under a flowering tree. Several of the blossoms have fallen. The slugs are eating the blossoms. Now, I'm not too worried about this, since they are far from my garden. (And the only thing growing in my garden that I eat is raspberries).

The snake from earlier this year would love to be eating those slugs, but it's probably too cool out there for the snake to be comfortable. I put the blossoms into the compost heap and perhaps the slugs will break down some of the other items into useful organic humus.

[livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie is awake, tired and playing Settlers with his daughter. I'm trying to remember the rule about "6 hours of sleep and 2 good meals, or 2 hours of sleep and 6 good meals".

petmoosie: (dc)
The Red Line Metro train struck a person at Gallery Place. Although we only want to go as far as Union Station, mayor delays are in progress.

I am trying to convince [livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie to take a bus. He HATES the idea.

Our goal is to be near the Senate at 11:30am. It's a protest.

petmoosie: (Default)
Would it be too cruel to leave the house and leave [livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie (who is very tired) to Emily's mercy?
petmoosie: (braids)
[livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie went to work early today, and for some reason, Emily and I woke up before he left. We've watched a awful lot of TV today.

I wish he were home already.

Our oven/range is still being a problem. Or is being a problem again, depending on how you want to look at it.

petmoosie: (Emily)
But, on the other hand, I slept really well last night.

[livejournal.com profile] mrmoosie got another fast-driving award. I'm trying to pay the fine this morning.

Somehow chasing my daughter around the house trying to grab a pillow from her isn't as engaging for me as it is for her. Plus, I see what a mess my house is. On the other hand, it is exercise.

We have to get her to finish her summer packet soon; this week would be preferable. She wins an ice cream social for completing it.

petmoosie: (knitting)
He is supervising Emily and her friend today, while I do nothing.

He asked me to do something, but I said that I was too tired, then fell asleep.
petmoosie: (braids)

Well, the example  (NY Times, registration required) given is from the Depression. The Depression lasted SUCH a long time, that it is a bit special. I have no idea whether this dismal economic spell will last as long. Did people have self-improvement as a goal in the 1970s?

Interesting. I love learning about new things. Other people love to exercise. I feel the same way whatever the economic climate. I may be more or less persistent depending on other activities going on in my life, such as the number of movies that T would like to see with me.
petmoosie: (Default)
Emily had a performance at Religious Education today. She was a total ham. She kept trying to get our attention before the program began and totally hammed it up being the Little Drummer Girl.

Her friend in Religious Education has divorced parents (or separated). It must be really hard to move a small child from household to household with all their stuff on a weekly basis. They actually have two children, one pretty darn little boy and Emily's friend.

I am very happy to have the husband I do. He's very dedicated.


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