Remember how I was telling you that last week was slow and lazy and our calendar was completely clear? Well, I've been welcomed back into reality.
The girls are going to Vacation Bible School this week. The publishing company that John works for is doing a field test for next year's curriculum, and employee's children get to be a part of this "test" VBS. They're loving it! Abbey was singing one of the songs to me this evening after her bath, and showing me the hand motions. Very cute. I have so many memories of VBS and am thankful the girls get to be a part of this one.
Will chose not to participate in VBS this year, so he's been hangin' out with me in the mornings. This morning, we played LIFE (electronic version--so fun!), and tomorrow we have some errands to run before we pick up the girls. I've enjoyed having the one-on-one time with him. He's eleven, and he doesn't always think his mom is so cool, but this week he's opened up to me a little and we've shared a few laughs over chips and a Dr. Pepper. I'm not used to having him with me during the day, but I love it.
The VBS schedule this week has me back to living in the 3-hour increments I became so familiar with during the school year. In addition to running the taxi, I keep finding rooms to clean and stuff to purge. It's a sickness, really. Once I get started I cannot stop, and this week I realized that my basement needed some attention. I dropped 2 huge bags of stuff off at Goodwill this afternoon, and after I get the girls from VBS tomorrow, I have a few more bags of stuff to drop off. It feels so good to get all that stuff out of here.
Have I mentioned that I *heart* ebay? Back in December, I sold a few things and made over $200. Last week, after purging one of my closets, I decided to list a few things on ebay. I sold 4 items and made $65. Woohoo! I must say that I'm not a fan of the post office, and selling things on ebay means you have to actually mail them, but our post office now has an automated station, and it's so easy to use. It's almost painless, really. I have one last postal trip to make tomorrow, and I'm already wondering if I have anything else I can sell! Does anyone else love ebay?
The rest of my week is filled with playdates and birthday parties and driving (lots of driving) and a few fun things here and there! I'm definitely looking forward to next week when no one has to be anywhere early and we can all sleep in again.