Saturday, March 08, 2008

All last week

Oops, it's been almost a week since I last posted. Sorry 'bout that. Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging.

Let's see, what have we been up too.

Monday was a normal crazy day. Gymboree and Art for Seth. Tae Kwon Do and Gymnastics for Hannah. My brother went back to the city by himself. He was probably able to see a lot more doing it alone than with me in tow. He loved the city. What's not to love if your young in NY?

Tuesday we had our Meet and Greet for the MOMS Club. After school we picked up the Girl Scout Cookies. Hannah didn't sell too much this year. It still has to get sorted and distributed though. It is one of the few fund raisers that I like helping with. Who can resist adorable little girls with yummy cookies anyway? We ended the day dinner with at my moms for my birthday. Which btw was very yummy. I got a few books, one a quilt book (one can never have too many) and the other is the sequel to Pillars of the Earth (which I really enjoyed), and a CD of my brothers.

Weds we took Karl out to the beach. It was cool and windy but it's still great to see the ocean.

Oh how I'd love to live by the water. What is it about water that is so soothing a calming? We ate lunch at a little coffee shop and then browsed in an antique store. Fun, fun, fun.

(I have to take a moment to rant about activities. You know those after school events that kids always want to do. So, Hannah told me she wants to do chorus but it is after school on Weds and she already has girl scouts every other week on Weds and Simon has TKD too. I said, "No way." Well, it turns out that all the girls in GS want to do chorus so the troop leader proposed pushing back the start of GS from 3:30 to 4 for the girls and she'll take them from the school to the meeting place. Great. But Simon gets out of TKD at 5. I can't be two places at once no matter how hard I try. So now, Simon will go to TKD on Thursday instead of Weds! AHHH!!) Ok, back to your regularly scheduled programming...

Where was I? Weds, that's right. Once we got Hannah from GS we decided to go out to dinner so I didn't have to cook. Sounds great to me! Oh, I can't forget to share what I got for my bday. I got a small tv with a dvd player in it for my office. Hurray for me! Now I can watch movies and work on projects at the same time. Sweet!

Thurs I went to get our taxes done. I hate taxes. There is always something I forgot or something that needs tweaking. They already take so much of what we make. Ah. Tax time sucks. Lastly, don't forget TKD is on Thursdays now.

Friday, I didn't have a lot I had to do so I did 6 loads of laundry. I should have cleaned the bathrooms too but hey, I was already doing a ton of laundry anyway, right? It's nice to have a down day. We still delivered GS cookies and I made dinner but I didn't have events or activities. I did put my new tv to use last night and watched Lady in the Water while working on this project.

Well, I think that sums up my week. Karl went home yesterday and it was wonderful to have my little brother here for a week.


woman at the well said...

Paul is really going to miss Karl - they did sword fights every night with the practice swords. Too bad Karl isn't willing to move out here. He does say that he likes it much better here than Baltimore, and he seemed really taken with NYC ... dream on :)

Ria said...

So funny that your "down day" included 6 loads of laundry, delivering girl scout cookies, etc. Ahhh!! Gotta love it.

Amy Y said...

Happy Birthday!! :)

Glad you had a good time with Karl...

I love the water too ~ if I could afford it, I'd live on the beach. Hopefully we'll win the lottery this week so I can do just that. :)