Friday, November 09, 2012

Today we started with Percy Jackson, did some political research on party systems in Canada and the US (high level), then some Karma training, spelling, reading more about gladiators, drums, math (ratios today), silent reading, printing and essay research....then it was time to get ready to go to volleyball.  It took us nearly 30 minutes for our regular 10 min drive - but we made it.  It was a good game and the kids went an extra 20 or so minutes.  Once we were done, we went home and since we were running later than I had hoped, we were going to take the dogs out...well Hunter was sitting behind the door and didn't get up in time - so he got injured when the door opened under his paw and he couldn't walk for a while.  Spence was good enough to take Karma out while I packed for Canmore.

Once he was back, I left to grab some gas, get a piece of cake for my mom and a few other things for Canmore.  I got to Canmore in about 1.5 hours - the roads were slick but decent until the flats - when the wind whipped up and I had to slow down to 30 to make sure I wouldn't go off the road.

Once in Canmore, I got checked in to the motel where Dave & I are staying overnight, then went to see my mom.  After an hour visit, I left to find supper - ended up at the Tapas bar where we had a gift certificate (which I found out was expired and was actually a promo and not a gift certificate...arg).  The food was excellent though and I decided I probably needed to come back with people - so I could try more stuff...maybe I could convince the boys to go there next time instead of Grizzly Paw.

Then it was off to Safeway to grab snacks for Dave when he finally arrives - he's on the way - but the pass is sketchy and I expect him to arrive between midnight and one am.

So now I'm tucked in and watching some TV while getting ready to do some work.

The boys in the meantime are chilling at home (at least I think they are - hopefully they are having a good time).

Thursday, November 08, 2012

It was volunteer day today - so Spence got up just before 8am and got ready to go.  We left about 15 minutes earlier, so we could make it on time - the roads were slick and the traffic was really backed up due to the snowfall.

I ended up having to get Spence a bit early because I had some meetings to go to - so after dropping him off, he made himself some lunch and then finished off drums, printing, reading, essay research and then some chill time.

For supper, we made spaghetti with tomato sauce and James was out at a client event for part of the night.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

It was a busy day today - we went off to the Patterson Farm for a Survival Daycamp.

The kids learned how to build a shelter without any tools and how to start a fire without matches.  I think the mom's got as much out of the class as the kids.










While the kids were doing their thing - we mom's got a tour of the farm.  It was neat - the farm has been in the family since 1902 and this is now the 3rd generation on the farm (4th if you count the little ones).

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I was up until 1:30 last night, so the pups let me sleep in until just after 7am.  Got Karma off to daycare - where she apparently is a completely different dog than at home (kinda like your kid at a friends place) - she's such a friendly dog, listens well, loves everyone .... when I got home, Spence asked to sleep a bit longer, so he got an extra half hour this morning.

Once up, we read Percy Jackson, the Gladiators history book, math quiz, spelling quiz and then he got ready for sports class.  While he was at sports class, I went and grabbed groceries.  Once class was done, I took Spence for Harvey's and then we went to the vacuum repair shop - our dyson has a piece that fell off and they are repairing it.

We finished and headed off to Spencer's first drum practice since summer break.  Spence did well and afterwards we went home for an early supper (Taco Tuesday).  Spence drove to pick Karma up and I drove us home.

Spence is off playing games, Karma & Hunter are napping, James is out and I'm catching up on some TV while trying to get into working again tonight.

Monday, November 05, 2012

I got Spence up early today so that we could do our part together before I headed out for a meeting.  We read Percy, did spelling and read more Gladiator stuff.

He continued researching his essay, started a new unit on math (algebra again today), printing practice, drums and some reading on his own.

We trained Karma throughout the day and she was pretty tired and then we chilled watching some TV together for a bit before I headed off for supper with Kirsten and James came home from work.


Sunday, November 04, 2012

We pretty much chilled all weekend - didn't end up doing much.