Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Day in the life of Cari

Here we are at another week of the A Day in the Life series! The series is meant to give us a glimpse into each others' lives... the parts we might not normally show or might not fit the 'theme' of our blogs. It's also meant to help us get to know each other even more, to inspire us, and to let us know that life isn't quite as glamorous as blogs make them out to be :). If you've never read Cari's hysterical blog before, you need to put that near the top of your to-do list today! Welcome to Cari's Tuesday! 

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov

Filed Under:  High Points

Sharp-shinned hawk perched on the deck, who was nice enough to let me photograph her.

And then leapt into flight right in front of me:

Made Hershey's Ultimate brownies- with frosting:

Filed Under: Neutral Points

Phones, which had been non-functional, were restored by 7:30 p.m.  Received call from a children's charity asking for money by 7:47 p.m.

Learned that our regular UPS guy is scared of chickens, by observing him frantically kicking at the ones out pecking around in the front yard.  
Mental note:  keep better track of incoming packages and try to schedule chicken free-ranging accordingly.

Went through three years' worth of Facebook messages between beloved and myself.  There were only 24 messages.  Nine of them were variations on the theme of "woman, I'm at work trying to call you.  Will you please answer the phone?"



Filed Under:  Low Points

The middle boys got up at 1 a.m. to raid the pantry.  They found 12 suckers, took them back to their room, stripped off all the wrappers, and then proceeded to fight over who got which one.  Fighting woke up most of the house.

The baby continues to self-remove diapers.  Then run gleefully around the house.  Sometimes, when he's feeling extra frisky, he hides the dirty diapers for us to find days later.

Discovered we were completely out of baby wipes.  

Discovered the four year old melting one of his brother's plastic toys against the light bulb of his bedroom lamp.  

Went to write a witty, clever account of my day as a homeschooling mother of five, and realized that my wits had worn out.

Just your typical homeschooling, chicken wrangling, bread making, mother of five, soon-to-be-six.  Normally, I'm much funnier in print than this post would suggest.  You can visit me at Clan Donaldson, www.clan-donaldson.com for proof.


  1. Oh Cari, you never disappoint, even when you think you have. So very entertaining, as usual!

  2. Agreed. Next time include a video of the dancing delivery guy. You know, before you do something nice about the situation.

  3. 1:00 a.m.?! Seriously? Put a lock on the pantry. DH put one of those hooks up just high enough so little hands can't reach, but older semi-normal children can. Gotta love surprise diapers!

    1. my aunt used to lock/tie the fridge shut or her kids would always eat. I'm not sure about the food pantries though.