Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What's Happening in My Neck o' the Woods

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~Elwyn Brooks White

School went well yesterday -- DD really enjoyed the new curriculum and set up. It's going to take some getting used to for me, though, as it takes pretty much all day to do and we've been terribly spoiled the past few years with having lots of time during the day to do other things.

Today on my list of things to do: I just discovered that a local 4-H club does dog agility! So, I'm going to contact them and find out if I can get DD involved. I'm also trying to find a sewing class for both of us to go to. Our local Y doesn't have their fall schedule up yet, so not sure what I'm going to do for phys. ed. yet. I am enrolling her in homeschool art classes at the local art museum. And, we're going to both volunteer one day a week at the library.

Whew.

I'm tired already.

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Because I know you've been unable to sleep over worrying about Dakota and her digestive problems... I thought I'd let you know that she responded to treatment very nicely. A special thanks to Anne-Katherine who reminded me about using pumpkin -- it was one of those things I knew, but had forgotten.

We're in the midst of transitioning Dakota off her "bland" diet and back onto regular food. I'm keeping the slippery elm and probiotics up while we do so and so far, she's doing fine. I hope this will be the end of it. It's a good thing she's so cute, because she is VERY high maintenance.

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In other news, I received a call from Sears yesterday -- the part for my washer? Is out of stock and they don't have an estimated date when it WILL be in stock. But, hey, they'll touch base with me every 48 hours to keep me updated until they figure out when it will be in stock.

It's lovely that they're so concerned, but their phone calls do get my laundry clean. I am NOT a happy camper.

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5 comments:

MomJane said...

I wonder if they would be willing to pay for you to do your laundry somewhere. This is ridiculous. The washer is too new to have all these problems. Good luck.

Glad DD loves the program. If it takes all day, when are you going to fit in the art class, the Y and the library? Just wondering.

Anne-Kathrine said...

Sounds like y'all have a full schedule ahead of you!

Good to hear about Dakota. Happy to help :)

Seriously, and how do they think the laundry gets cleaned?? Hope the part gets in soon or they replace your washer!

Melissa McClone said...

We're going to see if we can get my daughter into the 4H program here. THey have a group that shows dogs. Chaos is championship so she knows the ropes and would be a good dog for a newbie to show.

Brandy said...

Whoa! your schedule is scary! I limit the kids to a few activities so that we all don't over do. Good luck! Don't forget to have fun! Although, I do wish there were a couple more homeschool activities to take part in here. (Our Y is charging $70 for homeschool phys. ed.. I already have them in Martial Arts.)
Sorry to hear about the washer part, it sounds as though they should replace your washer instead of trying to fix it.
Glad to hear Dakota's diet is working. I hope it continues to do so.

Have a fabulous day!

Dru said...

Good luck with the school work and all. Your days sounds very full.

I hope you don't have to wait too long for them to locate the part.