Day off or off day?

DS8 was diagnosed with scarlet fever yesterday. (Yes, one of those illnesses from the 19th century…like bubonic plage, scurvy and ricketts!) Don’t worry – she’s doing absolutely fine. She’s still coughing but the fever has gone, the bright red rash and goosepimples are fading, the antibiotics have kicked in and – to be honest – she’s thoroughly enjoying all the attention! ;D

I decided last night to ‘allow’ myself an extra half hour in bed this morning. DS11 goes into school by himself and, as I wouldn’t be going in with DD8, I could forego my early-morning shower. Because no other mortal soul would see me before my morning jog. (I usually shower/put on makeup/blowdry my hair before the schoolrun and have a second shower – more of a quick hose down really – after my run).

Of course, the whole plan backfired. I actually felt less ‘together’ than I usually do. I woke up at the usual time and couldn’t really get back to sleep (oh my goodness, isn’t that what happens to old people? Waaah!), I looked – and therefore felt – sluggish and it took me soooo much longer to get into gear. Hmm, that’ll teach me to mess with my Flylady morning rouine. Lesson learned!

So I decided on a ‘do over’ of my day and restarted my morning routine after my shower. The rest of the morning went much more smoothly. I got on with my ‘one-hour-once-a-week-clean’ (WHB) while DD8 enjoyed playing ‘school’ (we followed the weekly work plan that her teachers send out). And – yes – that is a picture of a bar of Ritter Sport in her maths book. Luckily it’s the hazlenut one (blech!), so we weren’t tempted to break into the sweet drawer! ;D

The rest of the day we chilled and watched Thoroughly Modern Millie (at DD8’s request request, tee hee) and made a fastelavnsris for Carnival. It just needs some sweets tied on. (You can see how we make those here.)

So all’s well that ends well. And even though DD8 is still off school tomorrow, my alarm will be ringing at the normal time. Ha!

Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

3 thoughts on “Day off or off day?”

  1. I have found that if I don't get up and get moving, I will get nothing done all day! I really can't mess around. Glad you got back into your groove!

    Hope your daughter gets better soon, but I'm sure she loves spending time with mom at home. 🙂

  2. Funny how a slight change in routine throws everything out of whack. Hope your daughter feels better. I really like the fastelavnsris. 🙂

  3. It was fun playing 'homeschool' but I think we are *both* ready for her to go back to school tomorrow… ;D

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