Next day now....had to attend to a wee sick boy. Now I'm coming down with it. Oh joy. I really do not relish having to dig out of the mess that always results when the big ickies hit. Especially seeing as how I was making some progress with my spring cleaning. Yes, I am aware that it is still winter. But I learned my lesson last year. Spring around here involves baby goats, chicks, trying to get back into a milking routine, starting and planting seedlings. Of course the every day stuff still must carry on. Last year I started spring cleaning right before all of the spring commotion started. Oh. My. Goodness. That was a recipe for insanity :-) One I wished not to repeat.
So in the interest of keeping my sanity intact I've started some spring cleaning projects. I've made some headway, but for the most part I'm in the stage where it gets worse before it gets better. My goal is to carry on with our regular stuff and try to squeeze in a bit here and a bit there. I kind of prefer to take a week off of schooling to do the spring cleaning, but I don't have that option right now. My list is long. It would be nice if I could prioritize, but I have to be extremely flexible since my time is so limited.
Here is what I've been working on:
Usually Aubrey is all smiles. He did smile here and there, but not a whole lot. And not long after this picture all smiles went out the window. All the kids, except Aubrey...although I've been teaching him, know that if they hear a car coming down our road that they are to run off to the side of the road. The boys were ahead of us, up the hill, they were just going up and down. One of the kids said they thought they heard a car. I didn't hear anything, but took a few quick steps forward to make sure. A second later we all heard it. The older two boys got out of the road, but Aubrey just stood there. Jeremiah says he (talking about himself) hasn't run that fast in a LONG time. He sprinted up to grab Aubrey. As soon as our neighbor started coming over the hill I was waving my arms and telling him to stop. He immediately did so. He was still very far from Aubrey. But the poor baby was terrified. And I would say Jeremiah's and my heart were beating rather quickly as well.