The shelves went in the garage and are for my Christmas and other holiday decorations. It is really insane that I have nearly 30 Rubbermaid totes full of holiday items. Inside and outside stuff. Things I only see a few weeks apiece each year. But, would I get rid of any of them?? Uh, NO! I keep thinking that the "Clean Sweep" dude would be having a fit about my Stuff. "It's all too much". But, it is organized and shelved and I have a place for it (insert thumbs in ears and begin wagging), "So, Pbthhhhhhh..." (And I did donate another entire pickup load full this weekend to boot).
The Bean has his Homeschool testing next Monday. These are the same tests that they take at school, but so much more relaxed. At school they preapre them for weeks and weeks and then they begin practice tests for weeks. Then they have the actual tests. But, once the tests are over, it's pretty much party time until the end of the year. For homeschoolers, it is two 45 minute tests - Reading Comprehension and Math. And on the Math you can use a calculator. They say it is because homeschoolers learn things like they will use them in the real world. Yes, you need to know the fundamentals to work out a Math problem, but when you "grow up"you will most likely use a calculator to get those answers. He's taken these tests at school and done extremely well, so No Worries. Yet, anyway.
Today another sweet surprise came from Sveltestuff Sue. The Bean went to get the mail and came running in saying, "Who do we know in New York??"
Lucky for him, Sue remembered him and sent him some keychains for his evergrowing collection. As for my goodies from Sue..lookee, lookee, lookee!Two wonderful vintage potholders in loverly red and white. Check out the cherries on the square one. Love it! And a pink pin which she referred to as Pepto Pink. My fave! She also included some fabulous Vintage Christmas Cards for my collection. Sue has been very giving lately as she also sent Heidi some similar goodies. Thank you Sue. You made my day after a particulary crummy weekend. ;o)
Here's to a better week for us all!