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Kinda distracted - K is still sick. She was quite upset when she went to bed because one of her friends told her that a teacher was angry about a project that she hasn't had a chance to start. It's not due till...

Music Fest - Tonight, we attended Music Fest at the high school. K's band, along with four other bands from schools in the area, each played two pieces of music and then they joined together in a massed band for three more. It...

Commencement - Tonight was L's high school graduation ceremony. She received an award for math as well as the Ontario Scholar designation. The ceremony was about 2 hours long. Both sets of grandparents were there and the school's concert band, which K...

Meeting - I had to go to the school for a meeting about J's IEP and I let him come along for the first time. He's always been curious about what is said during these meetings and now he knows that they're...

Open house - Open house at the public school tonight. Met J's teacher briefly, although he spent most of the time talking to the girls about university. Why? I don't know. At one point, when we were looking around the classroom, I asked...

School stuff - When I was filling out all the paperwork for the kids for school, it was weird to have a name and phone number to put under Family Doctor. The girls had their school pictures done today. I know they need...

Back to school - The kids survived the first day of school. J seems to like his teacher, L only has two classes, and K thought at least one of her teachers was funny. The girls were only home for an hour before they...

Exams start tomorrow - Much studying going on around here. L says, and I agree, that their brains are melting. Also, L got her English project back and she did really really well. She's happy that all of her hard work paid off. Not...

Sound-a-thon wrap-up - My shift at the sound-a-thon went well. The kids were well-behaved and, from 3am to about 6am, a lot of the ones who weren't playing were sleeping. Didn't get to use the wifi (didn't ask), didn't read much either. It...

Fear for my sanity - Tonight, I have to go to the high school to supervise K's band while they do their sound-a-thon. Seven hours, from midnight to 7am. I stuffed a big book, my Reader, and my iPod Touch in my bag. If the...

Making noise - K's band is having a sound-a-thon at the end of the month. The plan is to make music for 24 hours straight, from noon Friday to noon Saturday. The kids will be playing in shifts and when it's not their...

Science fair - Went to the science fair at J's school tonight. There were the usual experiments on which paper towel works best (Bounty) and which battery lasts longest (Duracell) as well as several testing if cookies taste better made with butter, margarine,...