Tuesday, June 23, 2009

the kids are back

The kids and I got back on Saturday, and it's been a whirlwind since. Sam celebrated his 6th birthday on Monday, and we all can't believe he's that old already. I'm trying to get some sort of a summer schedule going, but so far it's all hit and miss.

I took the above picture on a field trip to the San Juan Capistrano Mission in May. I went with Sally's class and it was a really fun day. I love these flowers.

Lots more to say, but no time left. (It's all hit or miss, remember? I tried to blog this morning, but that was a big "miss".) I have more pictures to share and a great conversation to write down. Come back in a few days! :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Day Four

I finished the little sweater I've been working on for the past four weeks - it's way cute. Of course, today it is really hot - hottest day all week - so I'll have to wait for night to wear it. I am listening to a playlist, and The Eye Of The Tiger came on, and I missed the kids so much. I'm ready for them to come home. Still have lots of stuff that I wanted to get done - I have a few hours left! Tomorrow I'm off the fetch them.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Day Three

Today is my birthday. I started off with coffee with Stuart, and then just did little things around the house. I'm still awed by the quiet. My friend Beth and I went to a book store, then to a yarn store. The trip to the yarn store was waayyy crazy, as my nav thing didn't have the right place and led us astray. We drove up and down Bristol Street, through three cities, before we found the store. But it was lovely, and I bought some wool/silk yarn that is beautiful, so all worth it. Then we came back here and watched a movie together, talked and knit. Good times.

Thanks to everyone who called and sent me ecards and facebook greetings. You spoil me.

Tonight, a kid-free dinner with my husband.

We love Cousins Camp.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Day Two

Lovely. I made myself some plain scones for breakfast and had them with a second cup of coffee. Quiet and coffee and sewing blue squares together. I realized that our house would seem so much bigger if we didn't have kids. I took a shower without anyone coming in the bathroom to ask me a question. I went to the grocery store and didn't have to hurry for any reason whatsoever.

It's been delightful.

I have rented girl movies (The Women, Revolutionary Road, and he's just not that into you (ok, that last one I'll be watching with Stuart)) and I am just about to make a chocolate cake for our small group tonight (R, you are welcome).

Last night, Stuart and I went out to dinner and then came home and watched a horrible movie that I should be ashamed that I find so funny, but I'm not so I'll tell you: Tropic Thunder. Stuart got it for me for Christmas, but it is so profane that I won't watch it with the kids in the house. Finally, we got our chance. I laughed and laughed. When he kills the panda bear . . . and the agent playing wii and getting so upset about the tivo . . . . and Tom Cruise couldn't be funnier. But the best is Robert Downey Jr. I have always been a big fan, even through the bad years. He is just so funny in this, and I hear that Iron Man is going to be a trilogy (yippee!). Big fan. Only You - loved that movie! (huh, I think I have that one somewhere. . . . ) Heart & Souls - yes, saw it in the theater and I cried at the end. Chaplin - magic. And who doesn't love Soapdish? Seriously. Even loved him in Weird Science.

All right, I'm off to make a cake and fold laundry. It's not all fun and games this week.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Day One

Well kids, it's the first Monday of summer break. Today, I'll drive my kids out to meet my parents, and they will go home with Grandma and Grandpa for five days. Five days home, just me and the husband. What am I going to do with myself? Well, the list is long, and mostly boring (like "call a termite inspector" and "wait for the at&t guy") but there is one thing that I'm pretty jazzed about . . . .

I finished knitting blue squares. Now I'm getting ready to sew them all together.

I've been laying them out, looking at them, moving them around, looking some more, and I think I finally have them arranged to my satisfaction.

This is going to take awhile. That's a lot of ends to deal with.

I'm also almost done with a little sweater that I'm making for myself. It's slow at the end, but I'm on my last ball of yarn with this one, so I should finish this week. As my knitting luck would have it, that is probably right about the time that the California heat will kick into high gear, and I won't be able to wear it until September.

I'm off for a long car ride. I borrowed a Thursday Next book on cd for the ride back. Give me a drive-through Starbucks and I'll be a happy camper.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Thought I should update the blog about my eye status: the cornea in the "bad eye" is now all strong and smooth and good. Sadly, the "good eye" had some dry spots at my last checkup, so now I'm putting drops and goopy night medicine in both eyes. It seems to work, though, because I have had no more erosions since the second procedure. PRAISE GOD FOR THAT!

But guess what? I think I might have figured out how I got this problem. I'm pretty sure - like 95% sure - that I have been sleeping with my eyes open. Can you even deal with how creepy that is??? Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix that???