I managed to stuff the backpack in to the box my dh brought home last night. Phew! It took five paper grocery bags to wrap it up in. It was a paper shredder box & had graphics all over it. I think I used about 1/2 a roll of packing tape. I used Paypal to print my label. I packed up the boys & we headed out. It had been icy in the early morning but had warmed up enough so the roads were clear. I had some books on tape from the library so they were all relatively happy in the drive. J was getting tired & dozed some on the ride. My PO is about a 15 minute - in the next town. My town is too small to have one.
From there we went to the next town over & I returned a bunch of bottles. That got me $5 - sweet. N came & helped me bring them all in to the redemption center. He loves to help.
I woke this morning with a cold. Ugh! My dh thought he had to share I guess. I've been taking remedies all day (homeopathic) & it's helping. My sore throat is gone & my nose isn't dripping any more. Oddly enough my foot has been cramping a lot today. It's the same one I sprained this summer so I started taking the remedy for that too. Hopefully that will work. Otherwise I'll try to figure out a different one.
While out & about J decided to fall asleep. That meant when we got home - at his nap time - he didn't want his nap. I let him stay up & play. I fed them all lunch. Then I printed out my eBay information to add to my database. At which point I realized the winner of the auction had bought insurance. I didn't realize it & never put it on the package. [sigh] I called the post office after they reopened (they close for an hour at lunchtime). I headed back down & added the insurance. I seem to have one auction every so often that gives me a lot of headaches. This seems to be the one at this point. But it is now all set & ready to go.
I sent the two older ones to their rooms for quiet time. Then I curled up on the couch with J. That was a nice nap - except for the constant questioning from the two older ones. I think I need to define "quite time" a bit better then next time we do that. The phone rang at 4pm & I ignored it since J was still sleeping & I was so comfy. Then my answering machine kicked in & it was a woman wanting to book a wedding. Yippee!!! I have a small photography business. When my sister & I do craft fairs I bring my portfolio. She had talked to me at the last one. She called today to book & ask some questions. I'm psyched! They are a lot of work & slightly nerve wracking - until I get the photos back (remember I still use regular film), but it is fun. My sister works with me at the wedding to get the photos & she's a big help there. We are doing another craft fair on Saturday & I'm praying it goes REALLY well this time.
I made pasta for dinner. J loves it. N & B do not - this is part of their whole eating issues. We were able to get N to eat two pieces (I made rotini & elbows with sauce) & B ate one. N said they were good but wouldn't eat more. No Popsicle then. We are making slow progress on this thing. I have to keep looking at the final goal to stay strong.
This is how my boys ended the night - on the couch watching America's Funniest Home Videos.