I'm still here. I haven't posted since Monday or responded to any of your comments since last week, but I am here! It's just that crazy time of year where I start back to work/school.
In addition to the usual insanity, I was diagnosed with strep and the flu last Saturday. The flu! In August??? Apparently there is an epidemic.
I was at the beach for the weekend where I was supposed to spend some time with my children, whom I had not seen in two weeks at that point, except their stepmother was in the ER on their vacation and my ex called my parents, who were in route to the beach, in a panic and asked them to meet him. They did ~of course~ so I only got to see my babies for a few hours on Sunday. This is better than nothing and perhaps, since I was my own little plague, better. I didn't want them getting sick too.
ETA: She is okay. Do you know the stinker never called me? I mean I'm glad he put on his big boy pants and solved the problem and I'm sure it was crazy stressful, but HELLO McFly?? it's not my parents' responsibility to tell me there has been a change in plans! It's yours! No, I did not tell him this, although I might at some point.
My parents are bringing them back today. I am taking a half day. I CANNOT wait. I miss them so much! As much as I need the break, it messes with my head to be away from them for so long! This is a record.
My classroom is almost ready, but I'm not. I will be... just not yet. Perhaps I will go in for a few hours tomorrow.
In an attempt to make the start of school less crazy, I did two things last week.
1. I stocked my freezer with 6 frozen crockpot meals in addition to picking up a few bags of conveinence foods like ravioli and pot stickers.
2. I set this up in my pantry so my children can mostly assemble their own lunches.
On a happy note, we found out this week that Evie is having a GIRL! I am SO excited... so much so that I *may* have squealed when the text came through...right after the NEW principal told us how we had to have our cell phones off during meetings and in the classroom. *Whoops*
Evie is such a Tomboy as is The Girl, so I am making it my mission to make this little one as GIRLIE as possible. There are lots of bows... Big Pink Bows and monograms in her future!
My cat is on a chair scratching... it is shaking the whole table.
On that note...