Today it was Gavin’s turn to be ill… thankfully only throwing up ONCE and then being lethargic and without appetite for the rest of the day. Poor boy finally gave it up after lunch and went to have a nap.
So it is Saturday… Ted and Sean spent the night but then Ted had to head home to his place – HE is moving this week as well!!! Sean’s folks are in town for a conference so he and Ken were able to run some errands but then he had to go spend some time with them. Which left me with the kids to brutally strip down Trinity’s room to the barest of toys… well her Hello Kitty bits and then anything that was packed in open containers like her dolly playpen.
The remaining healthy kids got to watch AMA come and tow away the van to the mechanic. They were all very excited but quite concerned as they were going to miss the van and wondered how we were going to get to the store without it… Remember the last time a vehicle went in for repairs we never got it back (frame damage). Trinity especially was upset as she loves the van and wants to ride in it.
I am also the proud owner of colour toner again! So I spent much of my spare time this afternoon printing out the pieces for a short Canada lapbook – my main focus for the month of June… I figure this year Canada, next year USA for June… although I think we are celebrating both Canada Day AND Independence Day this year with Karyn gone for Canada Day. I got my Canada lapbook from CurrClick… specifically the Canada: a Mini Lapbook. I also purchased Canada Lapbook and Math Mammoth Canadian Money. The Canada Lapbook had a some interesting images and info that my original lapbook didn’t have and anything to teach about Canadian Money I am on the look out for!!!
Last night the kids were spoiled with ANOTHER video conference with Bree and Quinn! Apparently he asked to talk to Trinity, Echo and myself… and after he logged off Trinity asked for him back so she could say good night AGAIN and that she wanted to hug him and see him again soon. They are so cute visiting over the webcams!
The nerves are running slightly high right now… Ken has to go the 1 1/2 hours away tomorrow to meet the potential landlord in person… this could just be a formality or it could be them saying… oh sorry no… so he is a but nervous about the whole – drive out and maybe for nothing. The back up plan is to take some information for another place and if this first one falls through try and contact them. I was hoping to go but the van is not yet done being repaired. Seriously we don’t do things the SIMPLE and UNCOMPLICATED way.
Speaking of complications – we got word that (she) Chris was injured at work last night. She was on the night shift and had a mishap. Her right arm and thumb were jarred badly enough to be sprained but thankfully not broken. Unfortunately she is right handed (I am a lucky lefty myself) so it is hindering her keeping herself occupied… gaming is near impossible when your mouse using hand is not free.
It is becoming clear once more in my head the main reason I find these stockings so TEDIOUS! The toe and heel… I love the cross hatching and the little images in the spaces… doing the name and the date… all of that I enjoy, it is the slow and blocky toe and heel. You may not be able to tell but I HAVE been working in this thing… it IS advancing and I AM sick of purple already!
We had to miss our god-daugther Anna’s first birthday party today with the van out of commission. Our plan is to have another day later next month when things have settled down to take them Anna’s present. I am unable to finish it right this moment.
To make up for all of the difficulties this past week and today we got the kids a slurpee to share (one of our large refillable cups split up for them). The request was for something GREEN or PINK… the green was… interesting… I am much more fond of Pepsi myself!
Tomorrow is the boys’ final day of Sunday School – the party. They have each made a card for their teacher. It is going to be a bit of a sad event. They have REALLY enjoyed this church. I am glad we are making a big effort to make tomorrow happen. Now tonight I have to remain optimistic… plan for the best and the worst and take some time and FINISH THAT DARN TOE! So PLEASE say a prayer and cross your fingers for Ken as he meets someone who could have a place for us to move to!