January 17, 2022

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  • Monday morning here and we really did pretty well around here. Bentley had her walk pretty early-we didn't walk too long because I was chilly despite my hat and gloves. Bentley didn't seem to notice the cool weather though.
  • I think that Mondays are my favorite days because everyone is home. I just really like my people! We did our work together, and then slowly worked our way through everything else. Not jut is there the normal working together things, I also have Bible study to do with Campbell, Keaton and Whitman. Reagan and I are working really hard on the ACT so that is each day as well. 
  • Jason did stop by for a few minutes today. He dropped off a few things, and he stayed to visit for a while. When he did leave, I had just a bit more school work to finish.
  • Campbell and I made bread in Shannon's bread machine again. It turns out that we had done the wrong setting on the machine so that was indeed our problem. I am not a failure baker afterall. The bread was actually very delicious-I sent out one text to everyone, and soon all 8 of us were gathered around the bar eating bread.
  • I did my walk on the treadmill today. Sometimes I just can't understand why I am not losing weight-wonder if it could have anything to do with the bread that I am constantly trying to make? Ha! It most definitely does.
  • After the treadmill, I did steam mop the kitchen floors. I am not exaggerating when I say that we have probably not steam mopped them in a year! First I swept, then I vacuumed, then I steam mopped. It took a little bit, but the floors really look nice-well, they looked nice until we ate supper.
  • Whitman had spent a good deal of the afternoon inventing a game. He had Campbell and Keaton help him write the rules. Around 4 today, all the kids and I played his game. It was an adventure for sure-it took us about 3 rounds before some of us understood what we were doing. I really never got it, but we all did have a lot of fun.
  • Robby and Whitman watched the movie Sing tonight at home in preparation for them watching Sing 2 tomorrow night at the theater. Whitman is starting to cash in on his movies for Christmas.
  • In the middle of that, I did make supper-real mac and cheese and frozen chicken nuggets. The mac and cheese was certainly a hit. I even put in the oven with more cheese on top while cooking the nuggets. 
  • The boys finished their movie, and when it was over I made some frozen hot chocolate. It was decent-though Anderson was the only one in this house who even tried any. I was a bit disappointed that I didn't have any other takers, but I marked that recipe off my "try" list. 
  • The Wilsons came over with Annie this evening. Annie and Bentley played so hard that when they left, I thought that Bentley might just have a stroke. She laid in the floor just panting and drooling despite having had a good bit of water. She was absolutely exhausted. 
  • Shannon had been busy going through clothes today so when thy left, Campbell, Keaton and I went through the bags of clothes that they brought over. I found things for me, Campbell, Keaton, Graham and later for Whitman. There was even some pants that Anderson could wear, but when you wear shorts most days of the week, then you don't need many pairs of pants. And Reagan has not yet looked through the pile so she may find something. Not too shabby at all. I think that everyone was pleased for sure. 
  • In abut 30 minutes, it will be bedtime here. Tomorrow will be busy day around here-Anderson and Reagan are headed back to Comm Central after a break last week.

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