My internet is back up and running! I was without an internet connection over half the day. Oh, the horrors! I'm still not sure what exactly happened but the wonderful man at the Indian branch of Earthlink technical support got my 'puter up and running. I got so excited when it finally said something other than "Internet Explorer can not open this page" that the guy thought he had to remind me I wasn't online yet. He started laughing when I said that I knew but I was just so glad it was doing something different. I was tickled when he said he had been having a bad day up until he helped me.
Cub Scout popcorn sales are done for this year...wooohooo! And, Joey did an awesome job. Despite our sales time being interrupted with the chaos of Marty lately (I know, not his fault, but still chaos), Joey still sold over $700. That put him into the realm of the really cool prizes. He picked out a bow and arrow set. Yes, a real bow and arrow.
My sis had a brilliant idea. I was looking over all the multitude of homeschooling curricula and just couldn't figure out which way to go. My sis (who has homeschooled her girls) suggested that we just buy copies of the text books the school is using right now and continue homeschooling with them. Since this is a sudden change and we need to get up and running quickly, that is the way we are going to go.
My brilliant hubby got the kids' computer back up and running. Another case of I don't know what the hell happened but it is working now. Actually, it probably was a case of a ridiculous number of cookies and other crap on the 'puter.
I was looking at the wall that I have the kids growth marked on and Marty has grown 8 inches in 11 months. Well, fuck me, it's no damn wonder he was having muscle spasms because the muscles couldn't keep up with the bone growth.
I got Gabe's winter clothes out and realized they may not last him through the whole winter. Gabe had been in 3T shorts and larger shirts all summer. As long as they were the long shorts, they worked better than the 4T shorts because the waists on the 3Ts fit him better. The first cold day we had last week, I pulled out a pair of 4T pants and a size 6 sweat shirt. While I had to cuff the sleeves, the rest of the sweat shirt fit him wonderfully and the 4T pants were only just long enough. Damn, if that kid grows too much more, he will be in 5s before the winter is out. All my boys are going to tower over me.
And, finally, happy ICLW! I'm going to do my best to hit Iron Commenter again but Joey and I are going camping this weekend. That is going to steal time away from the serious blog habit I've developed. And, sadly, I still live in a cell phone free world which mens no remote blogging or commenting.