Sunday, July 06, 2008

Odd and Random Catch-Up
  • Class reunion picnic was fun. The food was good and within diet parameters. Erik showed up just as I was beginning to get really antsy. He was able to stay a tiny bit and socialize. The girls really got involved at the craft table and then did not want to leave. (We still did.) All in all I would give the picnic a thumbs up. It was slightly awkward but still fun.
  • The dinner was okay. We really enjoyed getting to spend some time with Erik's cousin Dena and her husband. We talked about old boating memories and family stuff and wondered why we don't get together more often!! The rest of the night was typical of class reunions. Drinking and dancing. (we didn't do either-not even a margarita) Two types of dancers-girls who want to be looked at and couples who look like they want to be somewhere else-if you know what I mean. We sort of called it a night rather early, 9:30, but we did enjoy seeing a few people and chatting a bit. However, most of our visiting was done at the picnic. The fact that Erik was going on about 3 hours of sleep over the course of two days was a big factor in our early departure as well.
  • Class reunions ARE overrated. I can't imagine spending lots of money to travel in from out of town to attend one. It would be more fun just to get together with old buddies instead-in my humble opinion. With that said, since we are still local, we will probably attend them if others go to all the trouble to plan them-but I won't be nervous again!! My mom assures me that they get more fun as you get older.
  • We mowed our yard today and it was none to soon!! We will have to mow again before it needs it in an attempt to "mulch" all the grass clippings!!
  • Paperbackswap RAWKS!!! I got an old book I have been wanting to re-read forever. I have searched ebay, amazon and just the general internet FOREVER. I never could locate it. It was my favorite book when I was 15. I was so delighted to find it and I read it in one day. All I have to say about it is...well, my 15 year old self had much different tastes!! It is a very weird book. AND, contrary to what I thought, I will not be sharing it with my children for them to read-for a while!! My 15 year old self also loved Rich Man, Poor Man. I am reluctant to re-read it now. It is funny how your taste in literature changes-I used to be the biggest Stephen King fan ever. Now, I would only be interested in re-reading The Stand. I will have to say though that IT is the scariest book ever written. I slept with my light on for a long time after reading that book!! It is also funny how there were no limits placed on what I was allowed to read!! That was not a wise thing.
  • Toby-wonderful precious Toby- did something today that my girls will never forget and possibly never forgive. He killed a baby bunny. They all got out of the pool and chased him around the yard trying to save it. That just made it that much more of a game for the Tobster. It was hard to convince them that is just the "circle of life" so to speak. We may need to brush up on food webs/chains a bit more.
  • Tomorrow morning I will have to devote serious time to taking the house back. Since decluttering-the house stays somewhat neat(I use that term very loosely) most of the time. But with me sifting through curriculum(meaning alot of books are off the shelves and on the floor) and being home very little this weekend, things are REALLY BAD.

I hope you had a great wekend too!! I will catch up on your lives in the morning!

2 comments:

Ami said...

You said, "got an old book I have been wanting to re-read forever. I have searched ebay, amazon and just the general internet FOREVER. I never could locate it. It was my favorite book when I was 15. I was so delighted to find it and I read it in one day. All I have to say about it is...well, my 15 year old self had much different tastes!! It is a very weird book."

Okay, now you have to tell us what the name of the book is?

~ Stephanie. said...

I'm with Ami! Do tell . . .