November 21st, 2013



Our Internet was totally spotty yesterday and kept cutting out completely, so with the slowdown, I just couldn't get up the ork to sit down and write a post. Plus, CAKE BOSS. Martin warned me loudly and vociferously about the slippery slope dangers of The Learning Channel, which I had never previously watched anything on, and didn't even know we had. "It's the channel with HONEY BOO BOO, Mom!" he exclaimed, in utter disgust at my naivete. "Ohhhh," was my response, "but but but CAKE BOSS." haha! I don't really care about Cake Boss. I was just filling time waiting for The Big Bang Theory to start because I was between books and not really wanting to do anything else and it gave me an excuse to avoid making dinner. Plus I had no idea TLC was such a trainwreck station...I thought the name was literal. I guess it is, depending on what you want to learn! Heh.

Now I'm sitting here wondering just HOW he knows that TLC is the channel with Honey Boo Boo. Hmmmmmmmmmm

This morning, in the car on the way to school, Martin got a text from a friend of his (who happens to be half-English) who was in a panic about an impending English test. "HELP ME," she wrote, and then:

Teach me
Everything i need
to know in English!!
Ive np* test its like
ninth grade all over
again :'( dome to fail

Martin wrote back correcting all her spelling and added, "Dome to fail? Yes, yes you are." and then we giggled madly for 15 minutes straight in the car until I dropped him off.

Karin was home sick today for the second day in a row (cold, sore throat). This is the seventh time she's been sick with a sore throat since the start of this year. We are keeping track in order to have ammunition for going back to the doctor with proof that she's getting sore throats way too often. I'm kind of angry that she has to be sick this much in order to prove that she's sick this much. I don't know exactly what they can do for chronic sore throats, but I suspect taking out her tonsils might be a start, DOCTOR.

I just sent out the email to everyone that is invited to Thanksgiving with the logistics, menu assignments and date confirmation. If everyone comes, we'll have 28 people, plus at least one dog with the possibility for THREE more. Eek! I need to remind Anders to book the rental of the table and chairs and I need to go buy stuffing!! My stomach is growling just thinking about it. Mmmm STUFFING!

I've been nagging Karin about her clothes storage system for awhile now, because it makes me crazy. When I tell her to pick up her room or put clothes away, she just stuffs everything into drawers and onto shelves and everything she owns is a wrinkled mess. She can't even shut most of the drawers of her dresser. I'm on the verge of just emptying them into a garbage bag, but my mom did that once to my brother (with toys, not clothes) and warned me it was a bad idea. Still...TEMPTED. Nagging isn't helping, and I really want her to do it because if I cave in and do it for her like I've done in the past, she will never learn and it will just be a big giant mess again a week later. Where's Mrs Piggle-Wiggle when I need her?

*Nationella prov (national test)