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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day


Monday didn't even feel like a holiday... hubby was at work and I was at home... usually the other way around on a Monday holiday... but hubby works Mondays now, so no more Monday holidays off for him and there are a lot... I was up early with hubby at 6:30am and spent the morning on the laptop... Then from 10am to 3pm, I was participating in Martha's Blog Cleaning Challenge... I got my master bathroom cleaned, the house vacuumed, the kitchen cleaned and lots of little things in between... read Martha's comments to review all the details...
Dinner was leftovers from the week plus all the leftovers from the ribs and fixings I had made on Sunday... We watched Jaws... and then I read blogs while watching two Castle repeats...
Son1 cleaned the boys bathroom... and took son2 for Subway and a haircut... Otherwise all three boys were video game crazy on their three day weekend...
Son2 had homework that he ignored all weekend... He did his math but did not take the time to understand it... He did his history homework... He had to finish reading a book for English: A Human Comedy by William Saroyan... and write a paper... he finished the book last night at 9pm but did not do the paper... he told me he found out today that it is not due til Thursday... I hope he is telling the truth... he does not have a good attitude about school this year... and no matter how much time he has to get the work done, saves it for the night before it is due... very frustrating...

Today was a good fast day at work... We are short hours so it is just me in the morning all week... We had a new process for the store take place this week... so supervisor and I spent all afternoon implementing it... I will take all day Thursday to finish it... we are trying to embrace it but too many factors we are not liking.... it's a new process for our stock rooms... but it made the day go fast... first in the morning I stocked the shoe accessories and cleaned our work area in the stock room and opened all the men's new shoe receipts as they have to do a count on them on Thursday.... and now tomorrow I am off again... hopefully tomorrow son1 will get a call from HR for his new position... I talked to HR today and they are hoping for tomorrow...
I tag teamed hubby when I got home for son3's homework... made hot dogs for dinner... the sink is full of dishes, lots of cleaning in the kitchen in the morning... and hopefully wash the kitchen floor while everyone is at school...
Now there is nothing on TV... I can't wait til Thursday, Supernatural season premiere... Hubby is in the art room drawing dragons... son2 and son1 are probably in the front room playing Sims... and son3 is getting ready for bed... Holly is sleeping next to me on my bed... It's getting dark earlier now... making me tired earlier... I've noticed even though the temps are still in the 100's, some of the leaves on some of the trees are starting to change colors... amazing how they know...

Happy Journaling...

7 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope the temps come down a bit for you soon. 100 degrees for that length of time would seem unbearable to me. I have felt the change in length of days too and head for bed earlier too. Soon I'll get home from work and it'll be dark.
'On Ya'-ma

Cindi said...

wish luck to son1 for the HR call!!!

Hollie said...

I know exactly what you mean about waiting to the last minute to get homework. It drives me nuts! I tell him to just go ahead & do it & be done, but no he rather wait! Arrrrgh

a corgi said...

I saw that you had participated in Martha's challenge on Labor Day; both you and Martha were very productive laboring away and getting lots of chores done; good for you both!

too cute about husband drawing dragons; bet he's good at it too!

I think sophomore year is a hard year to stay motivated in school; freshman year was a year of new beginnings; sophomore year you look ahead to 3 more years of school and its like "when will I be done????" maybe that's son2's attitude and way of thinking. I bet he'll get his act together and settle in this year

betty

Lisa said...

That is great you are doing Martha's challenge! I thought about doing it but I am a challenge of my own LOL LOL LOL... I have more to do today than I can even figure out where to start LOL. Son2 and my Nick are the same on homework issues. Ever the procrastinators. LOL. Well I better hurry up and get back to my to do list and get something done today so I can have something new to blog about LOL. Plus I was thinking I should clock in at Yoville so I can have some coins to buy something over there. Lately I am working on generating a wardrobe for my avatar. LOL. I want everything is the problem.
Lisa in Kentucky

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

sounds like you got a lot done. I know what you mean about homework.
Love you new blog layout.

Martha said...

Hi Linda,
Just here catching up on all your posts for this week. Thanks for playing along on the Challenge last weekend. It's so motivating to me when I am working along with others and even gives cleaning a fun twist! I can't wait to start the new challenge blog!
Have a great weekend! It's stormy here today which is just perfect since I really need a nice quiet weekend. I think this calls for a family slumber party weekend - jammies all weekend long! Whoo-hoo :-)