One of the side effects of my advancing senility is that I get surprised by stuff all the time–stuff that shouldn’t surprise me because I actually arranged for it to happen.
Like today. We did school this morning and then after lunch I lay down to rest and read, and was just thinking about getting ready to do a photo shoot with Lucy, when the phone rang. It was my friend Kim at the farm, wondering if we were coming to do Biology. Normally we start at 1:30. It was now 2:30. The farm is at least a half-hour drive away.
Boy, was I surprised–but I shouldn’t have been. When Kim cancelled Biology last week due to lack of sunshine, we rescheduled for today. I, however, failed to write it down and somehow got to thinking that we were doing it tomorrow, which is our “normal” day to do Biology. So, today’s snafu was totally and completely my fault.
I stuffed my feet in my shoes and gathered kids and microscope and got us all out into the car and on our way to the north side of town. The dogs were very happy to see us and didn’t seem to mind us being late. Lucy and Ilse got their Biology lesson and Jasper as always had a blast playing with Ilse’s little brothers. I got two repeats of my knitting pattern done. Sorry I can’t tell you what I’m working on.
By the time we got home, Walter and Spencer were already at their cleaning job and we had to rush to get pizza made in time for Mercy to have some before she went to work at the library. I did not have pizza. I could tolerate pizza made with a gluten-free crust, but pizza with no cheese just isn’t pizza!
Speaking of Spencer working, he started a job at Hastings this week. He is training this week and will be working part time. He needs to make more than he can with Walter in order to support his fast food habit and keep gas in his car. Now if he can only get his schoolwork done too . . .
I have spent much of the last two days looking for Scarlett, the new Kindle which I got primarily to help Jasper with school. I was getting a little panicky by this evening, but I finally found it! Now Jasper will have something to do tomorrow when we are gone and after he finishes his math.