Yesterday it was 77 degrees.
Very hard to believe considering that it was neg 9 just a few days ago.
When The Collective escaped school, we came home, had a snack and headed to the park, which is walking distance.
Really amazing out.
The Collective played, and played and played.
I think we left the park at 6:15.
Today there is more nice weather, which means I need to trim some shrubs, plants, grasses and trees. This should not be hard, I am only hoping to find my trimmers, and pruners... where are they?
The Collective also agreed to pick up all debris, for a price. I think this is fine, as they have chores, and yes I pay them. I also have made it a habit to pay them daily for completion instead of once weekly. I think this is a good motivator for them.
I was not paid for chores when growing up, there was no allowance of any kind. And i understood what my parents were trying to do. There are just certain things you are expected to add to the house, without payment....
However, I think they do it with a cheerful disposition when they recieve something back.
PN is a whiz at dishes,making her bed, and putting her laundry away. SR, well he needs extra prodding.
I have felt under the weather for about 2 1/2 weeks with my IBS, I will not go into detail about it, but it is never fun, and causes extra stress when it flairs up for several reasons. One of those is the fact that my Mother died from colon cancer, the other is...IBS is painful, and not much fun. Eating is not fun, after meals is not much fun either. 2 years ago I took bentyl for it, and I broke down yesterday and asked my physician to consider writing me a script for it.... I will stop at the pharmacy today after picking up SR from school to see if it is ready. I loathe when the IBS flares up....Normally it means I am stressed, but frankly I am not. So I am trying to figure out what triggered this. It will go away eventually.
I am excited about pruning, and cleaning up my several gardens for spring.
Being out of doors!! Ahhhh