Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend Recap

Why does time on the weekends go so much faster than during the rest of the week? Even when I have an extra day off it still goes flying by. Friday Amy, Will and I hit the mall in search of a few items to fill in my fall wardrobe. We got home in time for Wendy to pick of Will and then we left again for KMart. I bought 2 pairs of shoes and a couple pairs of pants. Saturday Steve and I hit Sams and Walmart before going to Hannah's last soccer game. She was really aggressive and played well so it was fun to watch. Then I went and picked up Wendy and the kids and took Haley clear across town to her Lego league. I hadn't been that far west for a long time. This town is amazing. Then Wendy,Will, Hannah and I went and found Halloween decorations for their Halloween party. Then back to pick up Haley and Valentinos for supper. Yesterday I spend the day in the kitchen cooking. I made meatballs, 3 casseroles, cooked a pumpkin and froze 4 cups of pumpkin ( I had never done that before) and made barbeque pork for sandwiches, and taco shells to freeze. I have pictures of the mess I made but no time to post them now. Maybe I'll post pictures tonight. Needless to say my kitchen is still a mess because I filled my dishwasher up once and its ready for the second load of dishes. What do them by hand! If there's one thing I've learned well over the years is that messes will wait. It was a fast and furious weekend but productive and thats what counts. I will post more tonight and with pictures if I remember. I want to get my blog numbers up for the month so twice a day posting should do it. Off to get ready for the day.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I want summer back!

I had today off because of a middle school conference. Grade school and high school still had school today just us lucky middle schoolers were off. It just made me long for summer vacation. This was the first day off I've had where really nobody else was off. Steve was at work and there was no where I had to be at any particular time. Made me long for those summer days that were carefree. I did accomplish a few things like pay bills and transfer my summer clothes into storage and bring out some of my winterish clothes. I wonder what it would be like to have enough closet space that I wouldn't have to put half my wardrobe away every season. I digress. I realized this week with the cooler temperatures that my last years fall clothes look pretty tacky. In my job with wiping dirty faces and noses and other sundry body parts my clothes take a real beating. So Amy and Will and I hit the mall to find some new tops and things. All I really wanted was some crew neck long sleeve tee shirts. I have lots of jackets and vests that still work but shirts to go underneath are what really get abused during the course of the year. It would seem that that would be an easy undertaking, right? Well maybe it would be if I was a size 6 but in my size everything seems to be mock turtle necks. YUCK! I'm not ready for that yet! I might not be ready for those even in January. I did buy a few things to update my wardrobe but I probably would have saved money if they would have had crew neck shirts. The best part of today was taking Will with us. That's what made me miss summer. He is just a hoot. The things he comes up with and says like "I don't want Coldstone I want Warmstone!" they just make me laugh. I say this everytime but I so wish I could just turn him on slo mo so he doesn't grow up too fast.
I also realized by looking back on my blog that I'm not doing a very good job of updating it. Another reason I want summer back. I had more to write about. I can't really write about work with confidentiality and all and the rest of my life is rather mundane. Or at least not much is blog worthy. So I sit down to blog and go hmmm what's there to write about. So I'll have to think of some interesting things that might be blog worthy that might get me back into blogging more.
I went to Kyra's chorus concert last night. It was very good. There was some music that was a little dull but overall it was terrific. It really made me realize though how much times have changed. The kids all had on blue jeans and their chorus tshirts. Even the director had on jeans. When Amy was in chorus everyone dressed up even the parents who went. I'm not sure which I like better. It's nice to know that you don't always have to dress up to attend an event, but I miss getting dressed up to go to things too. I wonder if we aren't getting just a little too casual. Maybe it'll turn around. They always say what goes around comes around. For whatever that's worth.
See I've blabbed on about nothing for long enough now. I should see whats on tv and crawl into to bed to warm up. I'm not sure I'm ready for cold weather.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

What's not to love about this face?

Don't you just want to smooch those chubby cheeks? Two year olds are probably my favorite and this one just grabs my heart. From "Grandma, Grandma" "Grandma Grandma" to responding to your answer of his question with " Oh I didn't know". He is just the best. I love all my grandchildren but at the moment I want to stop time and keep this one little just a wee bit longer.

Lots to get done today. I need to make some food and use some of the vegetables I seem to be collecting. Of course all the usual household chores still have to be done. We have to go to Great Grandma and Grandpa's for Grandma's birthday. I think she might be turning 78. I also want to go to an open house down the street from us. They completely gutted it and redid it. So that should be interesting. AND I hope to get some scrapbooking done too. I wish I had a week off about now. I think I could get alot done.

Well I need to get at it.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Where's Friday when you need it?

Today was a stressful day and the fact that I have one more day of school this week doesn't help. If I tried to explain what made this day so frustrating I don't think anyone outside of school would even begin to understand. Lets just say that even though we have way less kids we have to jump through so many more hoops and between demanding parents and teachers who act first and think later it's frustrating the heck out of me. Let's just leave it at that.

On to more uplifting subjects. The weather has been gorgeous. Perfect fall days and nights. Last night they predicted a light frost so I picked all my basil. Tonight I'm going to make pesto to freeze. I don't think it really froze but I did see a little frost on the rooftops this morning on my way in to work. It won't be long before scraping windows will be the norm. Can Christmas be far behind? I love this time of year. I need to get out and get some pictures before all the leaves are gone from the trees.

The vice presidential debates are on tonight. I doubt that I will watch. I have had my mind made up for quite awhile and I don't think it will change so I don't want to watch. Isn't that terrible? It will be interesting to see how all this economy thing plays out. Unfortunately no matter who gets in office I don't think much is going to change any time soon.

Well my pizza just got here so I think I'll go eat. I really didn't have much to write about anyway.