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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Life in the Fast Lane

I'm on my lunch break (from homeschooling - I haven't gone to work) and thought I'd drop in a quick update.

Pigeon Forge, TN cabin Since my last post, Mr. Incredible and I took our 10-year anniversary trip to the Pigeon Forge, TN area and had a fabulous time. I found a great deal on cabins through Sunset Cottage. We got three nights for the price of two. Even with cleaning fees and taxes, the cost averaged out to $88/night. Because of this, we were able to have a wonderful little cabin to ourselves from Thursday through Sunday.

We also went to Dollywood for two days. Again, I was able to get a great deal through the cabin rental company. Adult 2-day tickets can be purchased through their office for fifteen cents less than the regular cost of a 1-day ticket. It was nice not to have to cram everything into one day.

By the way, if you are planning to go to Dollywood in the near future, I highly recommend Sha-Kon-Oh-Hey!, the new show. It was entertaining and quite well done for a theme park show. You can expect to see and hear plenty of singing, gymnastics, and even some flying.

 pirate girl  mona lisa  thoughtful

Two short weeks after that, I started homeschooling the girls again. I thought those first two weeks were going to kill me.  Buddy Bear was bewildered those first two weeks, wondering why his playmates had abandoned him, Pookie was in tears nearly every day saying that her work was too hard and she couldn't do it (not true at all), and Miss Muffet and Baby Bear suddenly decided that their little brother was a bother to their after-school playtime. Yikes! Thankfully, we've all gotten into a routine, and our days are going much more smoothly now. If only I could stick to my schedule... . But I'm sure that will come in time, too.

eating birthday cake   first birthday cake first birthdayhappy   Table decoration  angelic

Buddy Bear had his birthday in June, and I think he grows more adorable every day, although I must say he doesn't always act as adorable as he looks.  We're working on getting him to stop biting, pulling hair, pinching, and hitting.  Lovely.

I'm still running my business.  I've had to scale back my scheduled design time considerably, and I am still working on adjusting my estimation of how much time it will take to complete projects now.  I'm doing okay, but I get very stressed out when I get behind.  Then I pull a late-night working session (or two) to try to catch up and get back on track.

So that's what has been keeping me busy.  My time is not my own anymore. :)  But I will still try to pop in here for an update every now and then.

How have you been doing?