Dawson was up early to head out to drive into Raleigh Durham to meet with a client. Before he left he walked the dog for me so I wouldn’t have to get up. It was cloudy most the day and then the sun did break out. However, it was a pretty chilly day I don’t think it got over 42 here in NC. He was said that the drive was pretty and relaxing especially after dealing with the traffic in DC. He got there with plenty of time to spare.
The kids and I got up, ate some breakfast and then started our school day. It was pretty chilly and so we all cuddled up in a spot with blankets. Mena took the back room, Franki took the table area and Q was on the couch area and recliner chair. The internet access was pretty great so I was able to get the kids onto Kahn Academy and other websites for school work.
Q ended his school day by reading a book that is on the battle of the books list back at school. Franki ended her day in a fairly good mood – which was positive. Mena ended her work day finishing a “state report on Virginia”. This afternoon once Dawson is home and wrapping up this work day the kids are going to give their oral reports to Dawson and I and each other on the states they researched from the ones we were just visiting. Quinten is reporting on Pennsyvania, Franki completed her’s on Maryland and sweet Mena is doing her’s on Virginia.
I had a sore throat most the day and gargoled with warm salt water several times through the day. Dawson got home around 3 and we were almost done with school. We read some information on Christopher Columbus and his early life in Italy and how he got into being a sailor. We will continue to read up on him. Once we wrapped up school we took Summer down to the dog walk area and let her run. It was really cold out and I was developing a head ache. Once back in the RV we needed to be quiet while daddy finished his calls and his work day. We got out the blankets and pillows and laid down to watch some TV and relax. I feel asleep being that I didn’t feel good – so once Dawson was done with work he recommended I go back to the bed for awhile but first he thought I should gargol with peroxide and mouthwash. I did it and it burned – I don’t love that ….but I could feel it working on the sore area. I went to the back bed and feel asleep.
Dawson hung out with the kids, cleaned up all the dishes from our day on the RV and made them dinner. At some point he found water leaking under the sink. And he proceeded to go into his freak out mode of too much stuff …..why is this in here, what is that…..on and on. I heard him and decided it best to just stay in bed and pretend to be still asleep.
They all had family time together and I stayed in bed. The cold weather, my sore throat, this secluded RV park, and the holiday ahead away from home and then his “freak out” on my house keeping skills just got me in a bit of a funk. I was feeling my emotions welling up inside…..the drunk monkey in my head (or the negative talk that happens to us all) it was saying “like really what are we doing out here?”…..then my mind would say …..”it’s your nutty idea”, “your never satisfied”, “what are you looking for”, “maybe you should all go home”, “your messing up your kids” , “your not a good teacher”, “your such a baby”, etc, etc, etc. It’s so hard to shut it off or flip it back to the positive side once it gets going.
I was upset enough that when Dawson came back into the bedroom, I ended up saying something like “do we need to just go home”? He was disappointed in my comment. He said it’s only been not yet 2 months. And that hit me….it hasn’t even been 2 months. I think it was more the energy that he creates towards me when he gets bent out of shape…..he agreed that he does that…..it is so weird but so real. Anyway, I knew I didn’t feel well and I don’t want to be sick and pass it around to the others. So I think that was more the issue than anything else. I just need to rest and sleep it off- and hope the "downer attitude" goes away with my cold.
After the kids and Dawson ate dinner they were eager to do their reports. It was really fun to sit back in the back room together and set up space for the presenter. Mena went first, then Franki and last was Q. They all three did a really great job and presented some really good information. We all learned a lot about all 3 of the states. The East part of our country has so much amazing history. It is so much more meaningful to learn about a state when you have actually been there. I was so proud of them and I think Dawson was pretty impressed with their information, knowledge and overall reports. It really helped me get back into a better place as you then realize how awesome the kids are and even when it doesn’t feel like they are learning anything – they are! They did amazing and for the grades tonight – Dawson agreed – they all got A’s!
We layed in bed and finished watching Nemo. Every one then got ready for bed, brushed teeth, we made Q a bed and tucked everyone in for the night. Dawson doesn’t have to leave tomorrow so we will all be here in the am. Hoping for sunshine and warmer weather. We do have a few neighbors that rolled into the park tonight but most of them will take out tomorrow. This is a stopping spot along highway 95 for many travelers.
Good night all!