Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I Have a Home?

Yesterday I felt like I could just never get home.

Up early and off to the co-op. A crazy first day, everyone needed me to be everywhere during set up time. This class wants extra tables, and took them from study hall, which roared loudly at the indignity. We are outgrowing our facilities again, and we need more chairs.

We have Little Girl in only 3 classes, and both of us leave early so I can get #2 Son and Bigger Girl to school for the afternoon.

So when I got home yesterday it was to find Bigger Girl sick. As in "I need to see the doctor" sick. Called and made an emergency appointment, took #2 Son to school, came home and took her to the doctor, then went to the pharmacy to drop of the prescription.

I got home just in time to have to leave to go get #2 Son, because there are both a major street and a portion of the interstate closed right now, and traffic is bad. It was not as bad as it could have been, and I managed to get back to the pharmacy to pick up the prescription on the way back.

By the time I got home, though, I was starting to wonder if maybe having a home was just my imagination. Dinner was a hurry up affair, but it went over well enough. Except with #2 Son, who tried to get away with eating only leftover whipped topping from the day's cooking class. Unfortunately for him, I wasn't buying it.

I hope this is not the vision of Tuesdays to come this year, especially when we have kittens. It really isn't fair to the children when they get left with kitten care for the majority of the day.

Oh, and all 7 kittens, by God's grace, are still with us. We are up to giving the bigger ones a whole dose of inoculation each week, instead of a partial. All of them are still vultures, and scream to get out of their boxes and run around. Then, when we let them out, building a kind of "cage" with big pillows to keep them to certain areas, they just sit and stare. When they do "run," it is with the baby wobble that has their back legs splaying out with each step.

Later this week the bigger ones will graduate to being taught to lick formula from a bowl, and use the litter box. It goes so fast. Another good reason to stay home and watch.

Today is

Constitution Day -- Paraguay

Discovery of the Runes

Great American Duck Day

Independence Day -- Belarus, Uruguay

Kiss and Make Up Day

La Tomatina -- Buñol, Valencia, Spain (annual citywide food fight festival with tons of tomatoes -- last Wednesday in August)

National Banana Split Day

National Don't Utter A Word Day (I can't try this and teach a class, but I might suggest it for the daughter who talks my ear off! Then again, I'm glad she talks to me, so maybe I won't utter a word about it.)

National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day

Odin's Ordeal ends -- Ancient Norse Calendar

Opiconsivia -- Roman, Vestal Virgin Festival in honor of Ops

St. Genesius' Day (Patron Saint of Comedians, Secretaries, Actors, Lawyers, and Patron against Epilepsy)

Birthdays Today

Claudia Schiffer, 1970
Rachael Ray, 1968
Billy Ray Cyrus, 1961
Ann Archer, 1947
Regis Philbin, 1933
Sean Connery, 1930
Leonard Bernstein, 1918
Walt Kelly, 1913
Ruby Keeler, 1909
Clara Bow, 1905
Hans Adolf Krebs, 1900
Ludwig II, "Mad King" of Bavaria, 1845
Allan Pinkerton, 1819
Ivan the Terrible, 1530

Today in History

The Council of Nicaea ends with the adoption of the Nicene Creed, 325
The Children's Crusaders under Nicholas reach Genoa, 1212
The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed, 1537
Galileo demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers, 1609
Hundreds of French settlers arrive in New Orleans, which had been founded only a few months before, marking its true beginnings as a city, not just an outpost, 1718
James Cook begins his first voyage, 1768
Alice Meynell becomes the first female jockey, in England, 1804
British forces destroy the Library of Congress, which then contained about 3,000 books, 1814
The United States National Park Service is created, 1916
Zimbabwe joins the United Nations, 1980
Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn, 1981
Tadeusz Mazowiecki is chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central and Eastern Europe, 1989
Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the outermost planet in the Solar System, 1989
Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary, 1989
The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko), 2003


  1. Second hand clothing? Now that's a day I can celebrate, by going to a National Park, right?




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