I wish I could say that I am going to spend my entire day lying around and playng with my kids but when you have kids, that isn't possible. Even though we live 2 hours from Houston and 3 hours from Galveston, we too have to prepare for Ike. We are expecting wind gusts in excess of 70 mph. I teach in a portable building and this year I am sharing my room with Lily. I LOVE Lily. Her 2 oldest daughters have been our babysitters...they go to our church. Anyway, yesterday Lily was telling her students that if they live in a mobile home, they will need to go to a safer place and then one of her students asked, "What about this building? Will it blow away?" Hmm, we didn't think about that, thanks Tony!
So what are we doing today? It's 8:30...Stephen stopped by Wal-Mart on his way home from his last day at KBTX and bought water, juice, batteries (Cs and Ds were all gone), bread ($2.50 a loaf cuz they were out of their 58 cent bread), and a tiny flashlight cuz that's all that was left. Right now he is outside mowing and then he'll be taking the canopies off the swingset. I have a batch of muffins in the oven and they smell scrumptious.
I HOPE to
keep emptying the ice bucket into bags and putting them in the deep freezer
de-clutter our room
vacuum and mop floors
3 loads of laundry
get Stephen to hang the rest of the wall things (there's a lot)
get Stephen to fasten the rest of the knobs on the cabinets
get Stephen to hang a shelf in the utility room
get Stephen to clean the air filter vent
A girl can dream can't she?
We'll see how much I actually get done! Wish me luck.
4 days ago