Thursday, October 30, 2008

To Do List

1. Send 10 rolls of toilet paper to school with Alex. What 12 year old boy doesn't want to carry 10 rolls of TP on the school bus? Why TP? Halloween party tomorrow and dressing your team mate as the Bride of Frankenstein.

2. Work. Which involves washing dishes, sweeping floors, serving food, scouring pots and pans. I went to college for this?

3. Finish Baby quilt. Sew, clip edges, wash, wash again, dry and admire

4. Buy Halloween candy. Can't buy any too soon and can't buy any that's any good. It would be long gone by now.

5. Trick or Eat. Lead group of middle schoolers all around the neighborhood after school, collecting non perishable food stuffs for the food bank.

Should be a fun and full day

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Alex's 12th Birthday Party

It looked iffy at first. Clouds and rain in the morning threatened our skateboarding plans. But just before the kids showed up, the skies cleared and we were gifted with an absolutely gorgeous fall day. Not too hot, not too cold. Just perfect. We headed over to the skatepark and everyone had a blast. We stayed for almost 4 hours. Then over to Bowen's house to jump on the tramp and pick up his gear. Then a stop by Kolton's to get Guitar Hero and finally home for pizza, cake, ice cream, video games and movies. They stayed up well past 3am. I did not. These are good kids. They just talked and watched TV and then passed out. Pancakes for breakfast and a little Mr. Bean while waiting for parents. It was a great party. I love listening to their squeaky tween voices. High pitched, then way low then back up again. They are silly, gross, and funny. A great age.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Seeley Lake 2008

A weekend away. A lake, a comfortable house and friends. It doesn't get much better than that. We went up to the lake to scrapbook. Ha. We ate, shopped, drove around, slept and scrapped a little bit. At least I did. Just a little bit. Nature has always had the ability to soothe my soul; looking out at the water, watching the funny little birds eating the pinecone seeds, leaning against big old Gus the larch tree, listening to the wind in the trees, watching the tamaracks turn color with the turn of the seasons, and touring the devastation of the 2007 fires and seeing the rebirth of the forest right before my eyes.

I came home, rested and refreshed. The calm feelings followed me and they stayed around for a bit. In fact, I didn't even freak out when I found my paypal account had been hacked. 5 transactions for several hundred dollars each. Normally I would have had a stroke. Well, no stroke. Just did what needed doing and now everything is in the pending/investigation stage.

So, all in all a great weekend spent in the company of some great women who lift me up and push me forward....push, shove, whatever it takes.

That's One Way To Do It