Week in Review

My last day of being a childcare provider was last Friday and you would think that would mean my days would be more relaxed but this has been the absolute busiest past 7 days that I have ever had in my life! I really had planned on posting about each day individually but the truth is, when I actually was able to sit down and use my computer each day, I was working on stuff for my clients and when I finished, I just wanted to turn it off and relax. So…here is my week in review!

Let’s start with Saturday.  A friend of mine and I took our boys & her nephew to the Fox 13 Weather Camp at the Agricenter in Memphis. The boys had a great time learning about how the weather people do the report using a green screen. They were able to meet some of the meteorologists from Fox 13, learn about air quality, make tornadoes in plastic bottles and launch weather balloons with their information tied on them so people who find them can report in and they can find out where their balloon went. It was really a fun, educational day and I look forward to seeing what they do next year.

Sunday we went to church and then I met with the Junior Auxiliary of Tipton County Fall Frenzy committee to work on the plans for this year’s event. After that, my family headed up to Covington to enjoy a luau with Genesis Church.

I debated on whether or not to tell you about my Monday but decided that yes, it is important information that someone might need to know.  I had a mammogram…yes, I actually am sharing this with the world.  Why?  Because even though I am “young” at 36, I did find a lump in my right breast in November and have been getting seen since to make sure everything is okay.  So far, so good. I go back next week to get the report from the Dr.  My point in telling you all of this is to remind you to check yourself and if you notice anything that doesn’t seem right, get it checked out by a Dr.

Monday evening was my Junior Auxiliary board meeting and it was hot in the JA room because the air unit has a hard time keeping the room cool so I was anxious to get home. On my way home, I stopped to visit K & D to see how their first day of school was. They excitedly told me about everything!  I came home and noticed my house didn’t feel cool inside…guess what??!  The main AC unit’s capacitor was bad so we had no air…great! Thankfully I AM married to an AC repairman so I knew it wouldn’t be long before he would fix it.

Since I am normally home during the day, I am listed as the “emergency” back up for some of my family members and friends kids and Tuesday, on the 2nd full day of school, I got a call to go pick up one of the kids.  It was my 15 yr old niece. Since our house was so hot, I didn’t think she would be comfortable so I took her home and left her there…her mom (my sister) got home soon afterwards to take care of her.  My husband got home around 2:30 to fix our air but even after he got it fixed, it took a little while for the unit to cool the house down.

Tuesday evening I went to the NACE Memphis monthly meeting which was held at the Racquet Club.  I really enjoy going to these because I get to network with the people who are at the top in the event planning business and by getting to know them better am able to learn how I can help promote NACE and their members.  When I got home, the house was nice and cool.

I had to leave my house at 7 am Wednesday morning to get to the UT College of Dentistry for new patient orientation to see if it is something that can help my 16 year old daughter’s TMD. After talking to the lady about it, I don’t think they will be able to help her so I am looking at other options. I felt like I pretty much wasted a few hours, money to park and the gas to get there but hey, at least now I know how the UT Dental program works in case I do ever need it.

On Thursday I had to take my middle child back to the pediatrician to have his blood pressure checked. They were on their second week of using a new digital charting system (I don’t know what it is called) so it took them a bit longer than normal.  The Dr is really sweet and apologized.  I am sure they are all just as frustrated as the parents are with the back log but once they get used to everything, it is going to be great!  I am sure when we have to go back in 6 weeks for his recheck, things will be much smoother.

That afternoon, I met with some of the ladies who are helping lead Tipton County Home Educators to make some plans for the new year. We are so excited about some of the things that we have planned!  I am sure my kids are going to enjoy them as much as I will.

Today my boys entered their art projects in the Memphis-Area Home Education Association‘s Art Contest.  On the way there, we dropped off some homemade pimento cheese to my dad because he has been wanting some and I made some for our lunch so I decided to share.  After we dropped off the art, we had a couple of hours to kill so we headed over to Bartlett Lanes and used our Kids Bowl Free coupons to play two games. Then we went back to the art contest to see the entries and pick up their artwork. There were a lot of amazing pieces of art there. Both of my boys received participant ribbons and they both said that now that they have seen some of the other entries, they will know more on what to do for next year…and amazingly, my daughter said she wanted to enter next year too!

Well, I hope you enjoyed reading about my week.  Be sure to go read my guest post over at Hip Homeschool Moms and share with your friends. It is all about how you have to find out what works for you and your family.

Next week, I plan on working on getting everything ready for our new school year. We are using Illuminations this year and I am very excited about it.  I will be blogging about the projects we get to do throughout the year.  If you are doing ILM 3, I would love to see how your family uses the program as well.  Be sure you join the Illuminations Year 3 Yahoo list and share with the members there too.

That is all for now.  Have a blessed weekend!

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