Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Night Leftovers - Labor Day Weekend Edition

* Our workplace dismisses at 2:30 pm today. YAY! Time for a workout and then a little grocery shopping before I pick up the kids.
* P has been gone a lot this week. Monday afternoon - fly to Canada, fly home Tuesday night. Wednesday morning, fly to Boston, fly home Thursday night (home at 10:15), leave for the airport on Friday at 4:30 am to fly to Chicago, fly home Friday afternoon. I won't even comment about next week.
* Benny has been the KING of tantrums. Doesn't want to get dressed, doesn't want to brush teeth, doesn't want to put on shoes, doesn't want to wear a coat, doesn't want to get in carseat. I'm tired.
*Is it too early to put up Halloween/Fall decorations? I'm ready, but I don't want to be THAT person.
* I really wanted to go up North and visit my family for Labor Day. There is usually a TON of traffic going North, and thus it becomes a stressful, unpredictable mess. So I'm staying home. It's supposed to be 90 F and thunderstorms. What am I going to do with those kids for three days??

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Night Leftovers (with pictures)

* It feels like summer never came this year. I'm not complaining about not having super hot days, but it just feels strange. Like an extended early September (which is my FAVORITE time of year).
* We've called two different landscaping companies to help build some retaining walls in our yard. When we bought the house a year ago, in February, we inherited the landscaping too. Which is okkaayy. But could be better. Don't ever get rocks instead of mulch for flower beds. These people did and it is everywhere. It looks messy, it is messy, and it drives me nuts. This is a picture of our driveway after a rain, when all the rocks float down the mini-hill.
* Speaking of September, V starts Kindergarten in three weeks! Dad will be out of town, and there is only a half day of school with no aftercare either, so I will be taking the entire day off. She had her pre-K graduation today (complete with cute mini-cap and gown!) and it was sad and happy at the same time.
* I just finished reading a book called Swan Song. It is post-apocolyptic fiction, of which I'm a big fan. It was Meh. I give it 2.5 stars out of 5 stars. There are couple of different subplots that converge at the end, some of which are better than others. It does feel good to read again. Any other recommendations?
*Someone likes cupcakes. And balloons.