It's been a busy day. Seems like much longer than yesterday since I posted, given the amount of things that have been done. I guess that's a good thing.
And then there is the four year old. And sand. On my floor. Repeatedly. And this was no accident. The favorite new game is to throw sand at the open door. Yeah. Our big sandbox is buried in snow. But the kids filled the water table (which is shaped like a pirate ship) with sand and moved it to be near the door. We moved it yesterday, but he was still carrying a scoop of sand over to where he could throw it into the door.
So if it weren't for all the sweeping, and chasing the baby off the ladder, and today, keeping the baby from filling the toilet with all things un-flushable, I might actually get something done. That and the fact that my back was hurting yesterday. I went to the chiropractor and he suspects that I either have a compressed or herniated disc in my lower back, which is putting pressure on the nerve that is making my leg fall asleep. We're waiting to see how I am Monday, hoping this adjustment will be enough, but I may have to have an orthopedic consultation. So last night I wasn't up to doing too much. We had AWANA clubs at church and I went and helped awhile with that until it was clear that I needed ice and pain killer. I didn't get much done before the appointment because I had a one-month-old in my daycare, and she wasn't interested in being put down. After AWANAS I did get time to read while I iced my back, and was able to finish my book - The End of Your Life Book Club.
Remember how I told you I had gotten myself into a bind with all the books I need to read? Well, talk about multiplying the problem... I found an online book club on one of the blogs I occasionally read. Their book for March is The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. It's a fiction book, and since I'm obsessive about switching back and forth this year between fiction and non-fiction, I need to read a fiction book now anyway. So I signed up for the book club. If I run out of time it won't matter because there are so many people in the book club already. They won't miss me. The problem came when I stopped in the library on my way home last night - just quick enough to pick up that one book - and ended up grabbing five instead. Seven inches worth of books. (My eight year old thinks I'm nuts for measuring the books.) I'm keeping track of how many inches and pages I've read this year. I'm sure these won't all get read, but thought I'd bring them home to see which ones I would want to read.
The first thing I tackled this morning was my kitchen cupboard. As I mentioned yesterday, I wanted to make the second shelf tall enough for the books to stand up. I figured moving the heavy plates to the bottom row would help my eight year old be able to put things away. What I didn't think fully through however, was that now he can't reach the plastic cups. I should have made it so the books were on the top shelf. I still might.
So, let me know which one you like. I've got to run to the library again. My printer isn't working for some stupid reason that I can't figure out, so I need to go print some things for homeschool. Let's see if I can get out of there without checking out any other books. *wink*