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Wed, 05-01-2013 - 4:49pm

Wow, the year seems to be passing very quickly! It's hard to believe my oldest has only two months left in his first year of school. And about this time next year, we'll be getting ready for kindergarten orientation with the younger one.

How's the weather in your area? Any plans for the month? Chat it up, folks! :)

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 11:51am
It's not that surprising that someone else would discover Witemeyer's good writing in the three weeks since my last library visit. ;) I had too many other books lined up at that time, and even though I haven't finished one of the Ranger's Apprentice novels - which Brad says were best at the beginning of the series - it should still be a better time when it's my turn for the library book. I'll amuse myself with the Jane Austen (related) book while I wait, so it's all good. :)

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 11:56am
I look forward to the days when I can leave the feeding and care of the pets to the boys. Probably not everything for a while, but supervising could be nice and give me a few minutes more in a day to deal with other household details. ;)

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 11:59am
I thought about knitting last night, but then the cold seemed to be winning over the medicine. I didn't think I should risk dropped stitches and errors in the pattern with a stuffy, achy head. ;) Nice thing was that it cleared up just before I went to bed and I slept well until the boys were awake and chatting loudly with each other. :)

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 12:03pm
I'm waiting for a phone call this morning, then might get myself out to wash the car. The bugs on the front were an eyesore, so I washed just the front yesterday to get those off. (Next time I'd do it sooner in the week so they don't stick on so well!) I still feel like I should get rid of some of the dusty look and don't have as much going on today, so I'll see about putting my energy into revealing the shiny car underneath that dust. I don't want to become obsessed with a possession, but there already seems to be quite a difference between the amount of care I put into the old vehicle and this one - I'm ready to vacuum it out after a couple of snacks consumed rather than waiting weeks...

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 12:19pm
I made a couple playlists earlier in the week and actually checked to see how to save them in the Linux audio player I use on the desktop (Amarok). Now I have "Worship Time" (Newsboys, Skillet and Kutless CDs with songs we sing in church) and "Rockin Tunes" (newer CDs from Red and Disciple that are hard rock). I should come up with more as the mood strikes, maybe starting with "Best of TobyMac" and "Favourite Newsboys." :) This morning I'm back to the worship songs, something a little mellow to match the lower energy level but also feeding me a good thought-influence in case I want to complain about being sick!

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 12:34pm
Okay, got the phone call done and now I'm thinking I should fuel up with a small snack or protein drink before going outside. I've been searching for higher-protein snacks lately without having to eat only pepperoni sticks and cheese. ;) If I could get my hands on a good source for lactose-free protein powder, I could just whip up a drink between meals (or put some powder into homemade fruit or oatmeal bars) but so far I'm stuck with diabetic products from the nearest Wal-Mart. Maybe when we take a road trip one weekend to "the big city" and get to the great mall, I'll find lots of selection with reasonable prices! Small-town living can sometimes get a little challenging, but I don't exactly want to trade it in for congested streets, expensive houses built far too close to each other and being farther away from the mountains.

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 12:42pm

Looks like I'll get away with only two trips into the city this week. (That would be a small town to most of you, about 8,000 population, I think. My village, meanwhile is sitting at about 2,000.) We didn't want to share our germs with the preschool kids on Tuesday, but we made the drive for grocery shopping, anyway, because we were running out of food! And tomorrow Ben has a speech therapy appt, so we'll drive to a place that also houses audiology and other health specialists. I like being able to stay in our little village otherwise, walking most of the time. Good exercise and less fuel used!

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Fri, 05-03-2013 - 11:52pm
Speech went really well today and I got within 50 pages of the end of my book while waiting for that appt. When we came home, I finished it up and then cleaned the bathroom with Ben very interested in the process. (Usually he's off playing, not a huge fan of housework, hee hee.)

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Fri, 05-03-2013 - 11:54pm
After lunch and kitchen clean-up (during which I also prepared stuffed peppers to cook later) we walked to get a little cash and then back to the school yard where Ben played and I chatted with other mums until Tim got out. Then outside time, more reading and supper!

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Fri, 05-03-2013 - 11:56pm
We almost forgot to buy a gift for a birthday party Tim's attending tomorrow, so that was taken care of when we'd normally be getting to Friday night baths. ;) I managed to get the boys to have a quick shower instead, then decided they both needed a trim and bedtime could be extended for the special circumstance. After all that, Tim read a short "letter book" and I read The Three Silly Billies, one of our library books. (Very cute!) I thought at least one boy would protest a shorter storytime, but they went to bed easily. Yay!

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