Yesterday was insane.
Once I got the big girls out the door I had two hours to clean up the house and get some important computer work done. And I really mean it was important, too: paying bills, answering my very neglected email inbox, figuring out Primary stuff, getting voice lessons finally squared away for the semester (still not entirely done! Augh!), getting Bria's math tutor scheduled, etcetera.
Then I taught a lesson after which I went back to the computer to do my grocery list for the day. This week has been so insane already (why is the first week of school always like this?) that I haven't been shopping for nearly two weeks and the girls were forced to have school lunch this morning and they weren't one bit happy about it because of whatever yuckiness was on the menu today. Oh well. Worse things have happened than having to eat chicken BBQ.
Sophia and I ate lunch really quickly with Joel and then we were off to the grocery store (where I remembered to use my save the earth bags for the second time in a row). I barely got home in time to put away the cold stuff and then teach a couple more lessons. Then it was off to the bus stop to get the big girls, back into the kitchen (where the majority of the grocery bags were still sitting on the floor waiting to be put away) for a quick snack and out the door to Chloe's piano lesson. When she was finished we were off to Bria's violin lesson, which I do like because it's in the office next door to Joel's and the other two girls just go hang out with dad while Bria and I do her lesson. After her lesson, Joel needed to show me the new room I'm to teach in this semester, so we walked over to another building to do that so I could mark on the wall where I want the mirror to go.
Then it was time to walk to yet another building on campus for Bria's math tutoring session (Joel and the other girls headed back home). I hired one of my students who is a math major to tutor her, and this was her first time going for that. He was great with her, and I even learned a bunch of things about math that I never knew before! All of which is fabulous, since 4th grade math nearly killed me off as a mother and I was despairing more about 5th grade math than even Bria was.
As soon as Bria and I walked in the front door, the Primary President drove up for our presidency meeting. So we did that for an hour and I somehow ate dinner in the middle of it (so thankful for my cooking husband) and as soon as she left I got the groceries put away (finally!) and the kids ready for bed. Joel went off to a rehearsal and I finally got them down and had a moment to actually sit down myself.
I won't even tell you how the day before that I was at the preschool registration collecting tuition from 12 until nearly 7. I volunteered to be on the board this year, and I'm not sure why I thought that was a good idea? But, it's done, and actually my job will be much easier from here on out.
I'd just like a chance to maybe take a shower first, if that's okay.