I’m happy to report that Tuesday, September 14, was exponentially better than Tuesday, September 7. 🙂
It was still our “busiest” day of the week….Ethan had piano right after school AND soccer later. Asher had cross country right after school AND swim later. I have to drive to/ from piano, and do CC pick up. But, unlike last Tuesday, this Tuesday I didn’t have to drive to soccer or swim! (thank you carpools!!!!! Seriously, they are the best.)
That made an enormous difference, because I didn’t “have” to go anywhere after 5:00 when I got home with Asher from cross country. The next ~45 minutes were a bit of a rush of getting food in them/ some homework/ etc. so they could get off to their next activities, but it was fine. I actually generally like puttering around in the kitchen, talking with them like that.
While they got ready/ did homework, I threw together a sort of random dinner of sweet potatoes served with a mish-mash 99% lean ground turkey mix. I added onion, garlic, sweet yellow peppers (chopped up small), tomatoes, cilantro, and seasoning. It was totally random, but REALLY good (and bonus-healthy)!
After they left for practices and Ivan got home, we went over to Home Depot to browse some carpet samples. I mentioned that we recently bought Ethan a new bedroom furniture set (still in boxes, in the garage…). His room really needs carpet too, so we decided we should probably just replace the carpet now, too, and get it all over with at once. So hopefully we can order carpet, get it installed and THEN assemble the new furniture. We’ll see. Sounds like the carpet installation guys might be scheduling a ways out, so the timing might not work out the best though. Oh well.
Well, better run. I have that rescheduled meeting early here in a bit.
Before I go: Here are a couple recent “thoughts of the day” that I’ve enjoyed lately.
Translation: “Be selective in your battles. Sometimes it’s better to have PEACE than to be right.”
I am grateful for finding a carpet selection (I think!). We both agreed we did not want to overcomplicate this, meaning we were NOT going to go crazy looking at a million choices at 100 different stores. We said we would pick something nice from what was there and be done! 🙂