Up at 5am. Breakfast for the herd, dress the herd, get the herd in the van to make the 30 mile round trip to drop everyone off at school.
Came home, enjoyed the peace and quiet, did some cleaning and played around online for a bit. Oh, and got officially registered for another 5K on Saturday evening.
Walked up to Daniel's school to get him and walked back here. Tossed him into the stroller (we were running a little short on time and I was tired of carrying him on my shoulders) and walked to the library to return some stuff and then to the store to get toilet paper (very important) and a birthday gift for one of Sarah's friends.
Came home, dumped the stroller and jumped back in the van to make the 30 mile round trip trek to get Sarah from school and get her to the dentist.
Made the 30 mile round trip trek to take Sarah back to school.
Came home for about 10 minutes and then went to get Alex from school.
Came home for about 45 minutes, then took off to make what should have been the 4th 30 mile round trip trek to school for Sarah's volleyball games.
Do you see that serve? That serve is amazing.
Then after the game, I got suckered into giving one of her friends a ride home. No big deal - or so I thought - until I found out that she lived 10 miles in the opposite direction from where we had to go. So, that 30 mile round trip trek turned into a 50 mile one.
So if my math is right, that's about 140 miles just running back and forth to school.
Oh, and on the way home, we saw a strange glow in the distance. And smoke. What's funny is that I've now lived in Kansas long enough that when I see that I automatically think "field fire". We could see this one for about 10 miles, and we were still at least a mile away from it when I took the picture. Yeah, bad picture, but it was the best I could do. And if that's what it looks like from over a mile away, you can imagine how intense they are up close.
So we got home, I chased them all into bed after some snacks, and then I had one more thing that I *had* to do, and that was to make a bag for the aforementioned birthday gift - cheaper and more fun that just a typical gift bag. And cute too. There are just 3 bottles of nail polish in there, but Sarah is thrilled with the little bag, so we're good.
And now, it is time to find my bed under the mountain of laundry and attempt at some point tonight to get some sleep. I'm just mentally going through my schedule for the next few weeks - is it sad that I'm excited that I might get to sleep in until 7:30 on Saturday morning?