Friday, October 23, 2009
With Thing One, you just never know what he's going to say when participating in a social "chat".
Me (grumbling, frustrated by the lack of speed the driver in front of me is displaying): I wonder why that car is going so darn s.l.o.w.
Thing 1: Mom, he's probably driving a heavy kid. Heavy kids will slow you down.
Me (commenting about an incident that occured earlier in the day, involving Thing Two): Your brother is just like Me when it comes to things like that...
Thing 1 (perplexed, and really not being a smart @ss): How can that be, I mean, Mom, he doesn't even have breasts.
Now I get why my carpool pal tells me that some days, the highlight of HER day is "chatting" with Mr. P.
Monday, October 19, 2009
As we rounded the corner, we spotted a girl walking ahead of our vehicle...
I said "I don't think you know her, guys"...
When suddenly, Thing Two chimes in..."Well, her behind looks familiar!"
(no, we didn't know her, but she did have naturally curly hair like a classmate from last year...so I knew where he was going with his remark)
Saturday, October 17, 2009
For starters, it ain't what we did in middle school....the parts were all very well cast and hardly anyone "over acted" (yes, you know what I"m talking about....a middle schooler thinking her lines as whatever is worthy of an Oscar. and you cringe when she turns her part into something more than it really is). The costumes were eye catching and the set design was clearly done by middle schoolers with some talent worth highlighting.
Many times I found myself laughing out loud and just smiling...
Not that it was THAT great (yes, Wicked remains my favorite theatrical production that i've seen this week: Go SEE WICKED...even in the cheap seats it is bound to make you glad you went!)...it was that I KNEW so many of those kids...
- Thing One went to preschool with the handsome prince
- The King's trusted assistant is the son of my former boss
- One of the mice went to Water World with my boys this past summer
- That page over there? Well, she's in Thing One's class and her younger sister goes to school with Thing Two.
- Another chorus member? Well, her mom was sitting in front of me and during intermission we caught up on some HOA issues....
- And tonight, I would love to go and watch the second crew...because Mrs. Kravitz's daughter is the fairy godmother and one of the Evil Step-sisters is without a doubt one of the nicest girls you will ever meet.
Yes indeed, I have found a place to call home...and already I'm seeing the beauty of giving your kids roots...and watching the little ones in your community bloom and grow!
So, you may keep your D.C monuments, your plethora of museums (that are free), you can even have your Cherry Blossom festival...I've got Park View-Centennial and it is all that I need (and then some....)
Monday, October 12, 2009
Just after 0700...Hubby heads out on Miss Reliable, Brigitta.
Next stop: some groceries. Only bought what was on the list. I guess going with a full tummy is good for the sticking to the list concept!
Post Office: yeah, they are closed today but I was determined to mail my HOA proxy in before I lost THIS one too!
The Sprinkler Guy showed up for our seasonal blow out..
And in keeping with the "change of seasons" lawn care going on outside, I decide to tackle the bedroom closet. Out went the summer tshirts (on the bed), and in went the long sleeved tshirts.
The pile on the floor is NOT laundry but rather stuff going to Good Will.
And just when you think the end of a quiet day is near, the Sheriff shows up!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
And while I was playing, Hubby was not. Read more about it here
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Seriously? It's only early October...but looking out my window those are indeed snowflakes falling from the sky.
Oh well...it won't last and maybe this cold spell will kill off the germs that seem to be bouncing all over the neighborhood!
Stay warm and stay well...
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
Nope, my oldest wasn't referring to me in the SHE.
The full conversation went something like this:
"Well, I had a headache so I went to the nurse to see if I could just get some quiet. My classmates were all going crazy in science. Next thing I know, the nurse takes my temperature and I have a fever. I can't go back to school now until Monday! She's a genius I tell you, pure genius!".
Yeah, genius indeed....