An unplanned day

UpsetAs I’ve mentioned, we planned to go to the Aquarium today. But, no one wanted to wake up. As you can see to the left (for my CY365 prompt “upset”), Gryffindor didn’t want to wake up at all. Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw wanted to wake up even less. I couldn’t fight it, and given my headache, I gave up.

However, the fact is that we’re still moving. And we’re still closing on Wednesday. So I still need to pretend to get things done.

That meant that Ravenclaw and I went out to Target to get bins. When we went over to look at bins, though, the two sets of bins on sale were all out of lids. I asked a sales person, and she found bigger bins in the back that were on clearance for less money! Score!

Cat in a bucketSo, I got 5 bins, figuring 1 each plus one to start. I figured they could sift through their stuffed animals – every stuffed animal they don’t sleep with must fit into the box. So, of course, Hufflepuff stuffed the kitty in the box. Yuki just looked around, she didn’t try to jump out, but she was soon released.

The bad part of my plan was forgetting that stuffed animals are pretty squish able. So there weren’t a lot of animals culled. More coming soon, though.

Ravenclaw has decided at 10 that she’s too old for Barbie. So she wants to give them all away. I asked if she wanted to keep them, y’know, for her own kids or something, and she is insistent that her kids would never get Barbies. Ummm, I was pretty insistent about that, too, but the world worked against me. I held the line on Bratz, though. I had wanted them to get into Monster High Dolls like Cassie, but they didn’t. :(

4 buckets

Anyhow, the stuffed animals are sorted into bins, and all of Ravenclaw’s American Girl Dolls are in a bin. The clothes are all in there, too, but Hufflepuff and Gryffindor’s dolls will have to go in a separate bin. I’m hoping to put up shelves in their rooms for those dolls, and use a better system for storing the clothes than a bin under the coffee table.

We did a nice Family Home Evening tonight on “Divine Nature” and being spirit children of our Heavenly Father. Last week we did “Faith”. Those who have spent time with the Young Women’s program of our Church may recognize that these are the first 2 of the 8 Young Women’s Values. We’re planning to go through all of them. It’s nice to have a theme planned out for when I’m exhausted and barely able to make Family Home Evening happen.

I got fed up with the girls today and told them I was at the end of my rope. Gryffindor’s comment was “well, then climb back up it!” She reminded me of that at the time for family prayer tonight, too, in the hopes that I will have a better day tomorrow, I think. And now it’s time for me to go to bed. Lunches are done, bread is out of the oven, and I’m wiped out.