Friday, September 3, 2010

The Friday Before School Starts--Hooray!!!

1. Both Alex and Miranda will have some time in their classrooms on Tuesday (Alex has a half day with his new teacher, Miss Pam, while Miranda and I will go in together for a meet and greet with Miss Barbara and her new classmates) and then there will be a regular day on Wednesday with separate buses, different pick-up and drop off times and everything. Thursday we have no school because of Rosh Hashanah (Mt. Laurel schools observe Catholic and Jewish Holidays) but then they are back in on Friday. (Thankfully, this year, Yom Kippur is on a Saturday so no classes will be missed.) Still, we have all been dying to be back on a regular schedule, so next Friday should be much happier. Here's hoping.

2. We had 3 friends over for a lovely dinner last night and finally kicked them out at 11:15 pm so we could go to bed. A little beer, some enchiladas and a lot of fun conversation. It really perked me up because...

3. It's been a rotten week. I don't want to enumerate all of our problems because I would be whining. But I will give an example: this morning I woke up expecting an easy day to discover Alex had picked all the scabs off the bug bites on his feet again and bled all over his sheets again but managed to get it all over the floor as well. This, however, is why we own a carpet steamer.

4. I did get in a couple of hours of stitching this week, though. And hopefully will tonight as well.

5. Marshall spent all day Sunday (seriously, 8 am to 8 pm) roofing the shed. Then Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening, he painted it and the shed is starting to look good! This weekend he should be able to finish it up, especially since Hurricane Earl doesn't look like it will threaten us with more than a little rain.

6. Since my butterfly bushes are starting to take over the world (or, at least, the back porch) we have had butterflies and moths around all summer. They are so used to seeing us that they are almost tame and allow you to try to pick them up. However, I try to discourage Alex from doing this since he usually picks up bugs by their most fragile parts.

7. We have no real plans for the weekend. I'm sure Marshall wants to finish the shed. I'd like to spend the time sleeping but that may have to wait until both kids are back in school. I'm still trying to see Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Dang.

And here's Jen.

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