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It's only 3:30?!!

December 13th, 2014 at 02:40 pm

It's one of those days that you can't believe is so long! Which, in this case, since it's a weekend, is a GOOD thing!

D was up all night with food poisoning/stomach bug so F and I are hanging out today.

We got up early, had pancakes, and I cleaned the house (and bleached the bathroom).

We drove to the animal shelter in the next town (about 30 mins away) but met the other kids who were volunteering today at the Lovin' Oven (real name!) for donuts beforehand. I drove F and her friend, and the other mom drove her son and another boy (carpool!). I brought lunch to eat in the car because the volunteer slot was 12 to 2.

The donut man was so impressed that four 4th graders were volunteering at the shelter that he gave each of the kids a cookie/marshmallow concoction for later! So nice!

The kids played with and exercised the dogs, and then we came home (and they ate the rest of the packed lunch). F and her friend played for a while before K's dad picked her up.

While they played, I replaced our alarm keypad (DIY!!!); the buttons stopped being pressable about 2 years ago. It worked really well, so I'm going to replace the other one (the buttons are pressable but just barely). I am pretty sure pressable is not a word.

Now we're going over to my friend L's (she is F's guardian if something happens to us; a very, very special person in our family) to bake Christmas cookies. L's daughter is home from college, and we can't wait to see her, too!!!

Dinner tonight - well, I had a plan. But D's stomach is so sensitive he just wants rice. I always have rice on hand, so I just need to figure out something that goes with that for me and F. Poor D. But he's had the day to himself to recover.

6 Responses to “It's only 3:30?!!”

  1. snafu Says:

    Hope D is recovering from the stomach ailment. Chinese style fried rice adding egg, shredded vegetables and slivers of meat and/or nuts is fast and delicious. We often use it Saturday's for all the small bits that accumulates throughout the week.
    I too think it's grand that grade 4 children are willing to volunteer. Playing with animals at the shelter is a huge awareness, hands-on, learning experience

    ...do you prefer the term 'compression keys?'

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Hope he is recovering.

    That is wonderful about the fourth graders volunteering!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    How nice of the donut man to give the kids a little extra treat. Smile

  4. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    sounds great!

    A tip about your keypad. I have one on my garage. When I called the repairman he told me that keys that are hit over and over on a key pad wear out. So he suggested trying a new password not using any of the old numbers. We did that and it still works two years later. Who knew?

  5. Buendia Says:

    That is a brilliant tip!

  6. monkeymama Says:

    Oh no! I hope D is feeling better.

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