Lots and lots of great ideas!
I think you're all right about the schedules. Today really whizzed by too fast. I took a long nap and otherwise celebrated by sitting on my duff. Of course now I have to be at the bus stop in 10 minutes, and didn't get much done.
Craaazy as it sounds, I think I'll actually enjoy getting some housework done without being bothered, nothing ticks me off more than as soon as I get the water going for the dishes the kids ask me something...from the living room. Makes me totally batty!
Ronda, Becca: I've missed yall too!
I have no idea why school starts so early here... last year they started Aug 2 and got out May 19. Maybe because it's so hot here? It does make recess difficult for the kids, though, they can really only spend about 20 minutes outside before they all have to go back in.
Ooops, pumpkin time... got to go get the kiddies from the bus stop.