Life in the household

I'm thinking, I'm thinking!!!!!!

We took a holiday from lessons for the month and my brain went poof. I have to make a list of what needs to be done, otherwise nothing is going to happen. I think it happened when I failed to type up our weekly schedule and post it on the wall. I look at the wall and low and behold - nothing written, nothing done.

I need lists... The closer I get to 50 the more absent minded I get. I need lists.

I need to do write up a final recap of lessons completed for the year and make up plans for the new year. Our school runs round from June to April with the month of May off and various days here and there. However the learning never stops and James keeps finding interesting things. He just finished reading Pagoo by Holling C. Holling to me and that was major. He read two or three chapters a night at bedtime to me and did an excellent job too. Once we finish a book that was included in lessons it goes into his bookshelf. Our bookshelves are overflowing, but that's another story.

James helped Father replace the toilet fill valve in our master bathroom yesterday and following instructions, ended up doing the majority of the work. Father is quite proud of his master plumber at the moment. Do I see more jobs getting done in the near future by Father's helper. Possibly.

I have a few reviews to write up for books completed for the spring reading thing. I read "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer (author of the vampire "twilight series) this weekend and it was an entertaining read. It wasn't on my list but I can't seem to get into "Adam" or "Scarlet" right now. I have finished the rest on my list and am almost finished with the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb. I have moved on to read a few of Tess Gerritsen's books and working my way through the mystery novels of the writers from I'm still having issues with reading books from a first person narrative perspective --- OY! I HAVE ISSUES!!!! --- but trying non the less. Some I can get into, others just leave me cold. Why is that?

Luna is getting fatter by the day and we are looking at June 10th give or take 5 days for the babies to come. I have cleaned out my closet and Father absconded with my laundry basket to make a nest for her. However, Luna kept me awake last night rummaging about in my closet so will have to rethink that. I can't sleep with our closet door open anyhow (carry over from childhood I guess). I just know she is eyeballing James closet for the birth, since she keeps disappearing into it during the middle of the night and making all kinds of banging noises. We don't have runners on the bottom of James closet doors, so she just keeps slipping in between the doors (which is the reason for all the banging noise) It is jammed full of toys and not really a safe place for her. We'll figure something out soon.

I remember during the 70's (or was it the 80's) when one of our cats (was it tiga or bonnie?) went into labor, we just put her in the guest room closet in a box and made sure she stayed there. This will be an interesting and educational experience for Father and James as they have never witnessed a cat giving birth or helped to raise kittens.

Just when I was getting ready to get out there and pluck and pull and kill all the weeds, the hot weather hit. An abnormality or precursor to an early hot summer. We just had 3 days of over 100 degree weather. Where did spring to? Today it is a little cooler, but just don't have the gumption to get out there and attack the garden. Maybe I pay my gardener extra and let him do it.

Off to work on my to - do list. Maybe!

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