This and That

Sorry I haven't been updating this regularly for the last week or so. Good intentions sometimes fail to bear fruit.

Let's see, where to start? The hubby and I had a parent/teacher conference yesterday morning. It went much better than expected. It seems our little guy is doing a bit of day-dreaming (a.k.a. "zoning out") during class. His teachers find this worrisome as everyone, especially the little guy, has worked so hard to get his test scores up and they don't want to see him fall behind again. They'll be sending home behavior slips indicating whether or not he's paying attention during class. I have a feeling this alone will be enough to snap him out of this newest phase. The child hates to get into trouble.

The good news is his reading has improved dramatically. When they tested him he scored a 14. Now, if you're like me, you have no idea what 14 signifies. Well, it seems anything above a 10 is excellent. Yay, little man!

The bad news is his math has suffered the effects of focusing so much on his reading skills. He's testing below average on things like fractions, subtraction up to 12, number sequence 26-50, and graphs/charts. I'm sure with a little practice he'll be fine, though. Strangely, I'm not even worried about the math issue. I'm confident in no time at all he'll be on par with his classmates.

In other news, I'm going to the doctor on Friday morning before I leave for my weekend away. Antibiotics are going to be prescribed. I guarantee it.

I need to call the MIL to tell her she's going to need to pick me up later than expected thanks to the appt. Hm. Should add that to the "to do" list.

Writing? That involves typing, concentration, and focus on imaginary beings with imaginary problems, right? Yeah, thought it sounded familiar. I haven't opened the WIP at all this week and today's, what, Wednesday. Lovely. Maybe tonight....

Here's what I have to do between 6:00 pm and bedtime:

-Call MIL about pick-up time on Friday

-help first grader with his homework

-eat dinner, which hubby will cook while I do the homework thing

-do laundry (must do this if I'm going to have any clothes to take with me on the trip)

-give kidlets a bath

-settle kidlets down with a movie until bedtime

-do my homework (read at least 50 pages before bed & post to the discussion threads)

-find spare minutes to at least open WIP and "tweak" a sentence or two

Damn. No wonder I'm exhausted all the time. I have no down-time scheduled into my evening.