Today I got up at 6:30 (IN THE MORNING!) and vacuumed the house while Mr Wrath took Fogo for her first walk of the day.
It was the peak of my energy for the day, evidently. I haven't accomplished much since. I don't feel quite right. I'm either getting a cold or I'm developing a case of Sudden Onset Laziness Syndrome.
Yesterday, however, was much better.
In the morning several local homeschool families got together for Backpack Presentations. This is a fantastic get-to-know-you activity suggested by one of the moms who use to teach elementary school. Everyone brought three items in a backpack (hence the name) that represented something about their personality or interests. It was a quick, casual, fun way to stimulate conversation.
Since you are dying to know, I'll tell you what I brought:
• a Star Trek combadge because I love Star Trek,
• my new apron because I love to cook AND I'm very messy, and
• a running shoe because I enjoy being physically active
The boys got haircuts.
I made a delicious stew for dinner.
In the morning I did my usual 40 minutes on the elliptical trainer. I took Fogo on a 25-minute walk at noon, then went out with her later for a 45-minute snowshoe hike. In the early evening Mr Wrath and I accompanied the boys for a 60-minute X-country ski lesson.
I ended the day by learning that it's never a good idea to smush your face up against the window of a car in a dark parking lot. Because there's a very real possibility that the person in that parked car is NOT (as you initially assumed) a friend, but a complete stranger who bears only a passing resemblance to the aforementioned friend. Awkward.
Upon further reflection, it's no wonder I'm tired today. Exercise and humiliation are exhausting.