For any of you who are wondering about the strange order of Caroline's comments, it's because we're answering each other on each other's blogs.
I met Caroline through granny p. and Stephanie (another one) today on Alice's blog. Caroline is my first visitor from New Zealand. Hooray. Stephanie is from Southern California and we seem to have many things, other than Alice, in common.
Rebecca made up for her good two days by leaving her homework at school today. Oh well - she gets to sit out her recess tomorrow. I helped Rochelle with her "sentences" instead. She didn't really need the help; she was just enjoying the company while she invented sentences to go with her spelling words.
I spent the morning on first of month shopping, came home and crashed for a while, and then threw together a sort of chicken teriyaki with veggies over rice for dinner.
Kids all bathed and in bed and I may not be far behind them. I always say that and still find myself up much later than intended.
My camera isn't working - I need to find out why. I'll have more pics when I can figure out the problem. Strange.
We're in sort of a lull for a change. Restful. No one sick at the moment, no battles with the schools, Elcie still being a pre-teen but I'm getting used to that. I shampooed her hair with green (kiwi/lime) shampoo tonight which she liked the last time. This time she was unhappy because she hadn't noticed the pink (strawberries and cream) which came in with the shopping today. If I'd used the pink, she would have griped because I didn't use the green. I have how many more years of this? I should count my blessings - at least she's talking to me,if only to complain. It beats the silent treatment.
Most of the time she's a good kid, but she does have those moments. She would always argue with a post and she splits hairs like no one I've ever seen. Pretty good at red herrings as well. Anything in an attempt to change the subject, especially when the subject is Elcie. I've learned not to bite. "I don't care right now what Rebecca did, Elcie, we're discussing your attitude".
Speaking of shampoo, I think I'll warm up the bathroom a little and check out the new pink stuff. Strawberries are always good. I read something today about mangos, I think from Norene. Not to eat. Something about healing skin. I'll go back and find it. Mangos intimidate me. Okay, Norene scalded her hand, held frozen mango pieces (instead of the ice I usually apply) and by morning burn was better. A good thing to know. If I had to deal with a whole mango to apply first aid, I'd go back to the ice cure. Frozen sounds good to me.
Good night all.