I’m having another busy week.
Monday I had Georgia here along with the regular childcare kids. Kelli was here sleeping as she worked overnight the night before. In the afternoon Kelli woke up and took the dogs to the vet. Her dog and my dog were both due to have their regular shots. Rosie was going to be rechecked for whatever was wrong with her last week too. She’s fine and all that went well.
Kelli ended up staying for supper. Karl came that night too. As we were eating Kalissa called. She was on her way to work. She had gotten called in and was frustrated as she had an orthodontist appointment to remove her braces the next day.
It’s really hard to commute to work an hour away, work a 12-hour shift only to have to drive back that hour commute home again. It’s even worse when she can’t sleep as she has an orthodontist appointment two hours away in the opposite direction. This is rural life…Getting to specialty places like the orthodontist is often a two-hour drive.
I’m a paranoid mom and would not let her do that driving to the orthodontist appointment. It wasn’t safe for her and wasn’t safe for the others on the road that she might meet driving along the way.
I started to think to shuffle to allow me to take her. Kelli would have taken her but she had a place she had to be and couldn’t. I ended up juggling and had a friend come and deal with childcare. I drove Kalissa.
Here is her before picture…
Here is her after picture. I never thought her teeth were crooked enough to warrant braces. We had asked a dentist and they said that some people have teeth like Kalissa’s after they had braces so we didn’t have her get them when she was young.
As she got older they got more crooked nothing terrible but Kalissa didn’t like it. She opted to get braces and WOW, I can really see a difference. She was thrilled to have them off.
She had to go back and make the two-hour trip back and forth the next day to get her retainer. I kept the boys while she did. She had gotten some sleep so I didn’t worry about her.
I did make a deal with Kalissa that if I took her to the orthodontist that I would get to make a stop at the thrift store. She was okay with that. It turns out we were running late so she went and did her Walmart grocery pick up while I checked out the thrift store.
I found a bag of fabric for $3. Here is what was in the bag… I bought the bag because there was a lot of John Deere fabric included. I keep thinking I’m going to make a John Deere quilt for a benefit. Then I used up most of the John Deere fabric I had when I made masks last year. That leaves me collecting again.
Here’s the fabric all laid out.
There was also this panel…
…and this panel. I’m keeping most of the fabric but did pick out about six that I’m passing on to the community quilters.
It was a good deal. I couldn’t have bought one panel for $3.
I got a couple of other things there but nothing of special note. It was worth stopping though.
In the middle of all of that, I got a message from Julie of Me and My Stitches. Julie has made special pendants for me that are more or less charms with my grandkids’ birthdays on the back.
Julie was being featured and asked if I might be able to take a picture of my bracelet. I didn’t see the email and then when I did, tried to scramble to get a picture for her. Being I have seven grands now, the bracelet is getting heavy. I’m hoping to find a “tree” or something like that so I could hang the charms on the tree. I just love the charms. I appreciate the extra work Julie does with these to make them personalized. Mother’s Day is coming if you need a gift idea. I’m sure Julie would do your grandkids or kids. Each of the hand-pieced pendants symbolizes the birth month of the kids. If you flip Scotty’s over, it’s a flag as he was born in July. Lucy’s is a Christmas Tree as she was born in December. So fun. I love it!!
Here is a childcare funny from this week for you…
I keep a candy drawer. If the kids eat their lunch, they get a small treat. Typically one Rollo or one mini Reeses’. The licorice that a blog reader send was in the drawer and Gannon apparently loves licorice as I do. He ate all of his food and got what we call a “champion eater” treat. Gannon usually doesn’t get one so this was a big deal.
He took his licorice and was eating it. I was busy feeding the baby. The next thing, I see he has another licorice. He was in trouble for going in the drawer without me…the little thief. UGH. I took the second licorice away from him, went to the drawer to put it back, and there in the drawer was play money.
I started to laugh. I guess he’s not a thief. He “paid” for his candy!! Hahahaha!!
The same day when I was doing childcare Carver was playing with the other guy that’s his age who comes to my house. They were playing nicely when all of a sudden the other boy says, “That is stupid.” Carver immediately says to him, “Don’t say stupid. That is an ‘f-word’.”
Oh, these kids…they do keep me laughing.
The weather here turned cold and windy so my plans to have the kids outside didn’t happen. I didn’t get to walk with my friend as much as I hoped. The weather is supposed to be good this weekend and I’m so excited. We’re supposed to go to Buck’s for Easter and an egg hunt for the kids.
That’s a clip of this week so far…hopefully, it keeps going great.
Many apologies if you have sent an email and I didn’t get to it. I do have all of the book orders out again so at least I am caught up on that. If I didn’t answer an email, feel free to send another. Sometimes childcare and the family take up all of my time.