10 August 2009

Hot Monday

It was hot, hot, hot today. 97 degrees of hotness. At least it wasn't humid. I decided it was a perfect day for the movies. Mom and I saw Julia and Julie and I loved it. I read some reviews that said it should have been more Julia and less Julie, but I loved Julie. I loved everything about the movie, especially that Julie had a blog! Meryl Steep was outstanding as always. They showed a preview of her upcoming movie with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin and I can't wait to see that. My mom wanted to go out to eat afterward. She said she knew where she wanted to go. I said, no Red Lobster, Popeyes, Old Country or Boston Market. She wanted Red Lobster. I wanted quick. Then she wanted Applebees. An appetizer and two entrees for $20. She watches a lot of TV and sees the advertisements for everything. I gave in and said yes to Applebees. The food was good, but too much. I was able to skip dinner.

I stopped by Marshall's on my way home to look for an Orioles shirt for Emily to wear to the game tonight.They had a selection of shirts and I picked up 2 Nike shirts for $5.99 each. She wanted Modells. She did agree to look in Walmart but didn't like their shirts. We went to Modells and their shirts were $15 and up. She chose one of my shirts. She sent me this picture from her seat:



I don't know much about sports, but this makes it look like she has a great seat. She's become good friends with two Scandinavian foreign-exchange boys and went to the game with them and the host brother. She went tubing on Saturday with a large group of exchange students, family and friends. She's having fun. The boys will go to her old school. Culture shock awaits them. The host mother has been taking in exchange students for 20 years. I find that very admirable.

I've stayed in tonight. Thought of bringing the laptop out to the porch for about 2 seconds. Way too hot. Plus the neighbor has his car up on blocks and is working outside and, well... I did talk to another neighbor for a while. I do have great neighbors. Then I did a lazy wash. That's when you wash black pants and black tops with white pants and white tops and hope for the best. It worked.

Time for bed. It always feels so good to lay down that I wonder why I never nap, or spend more time reading in bed. I wonder about this every night, so I don't expect it to change. G'night.

9 comments:

Seth M. Ward said...

Bed? Did someone one say bed??? Now that's the kind of love I'm speaking of! WOOT WOOT!

Sarah said...

Good - a nice NORMAL day. :) We were hoping to see Em today but we were invited to the pool and it seemed silly to decline today of all days. You should see us - we're SO tan! I texted her and she was fine with it, so hopefully we'll see her tomorrow. The exchange boys are cute, but she's pretty adamant about NOT having a boyfriend. Good for her. ;)

happyone said...

Good night my friend - I'm headed there now too in just a bit!

abbagirl74 said...

hehehe.... I am glad I am not the only one who does the lazy wash. I never expected that coming from you. I bet Em is having a blast right now. School starts Friday for the kid. First day of high school, freshman year! I can't believe it.

Kathy said...

She did have great seats!!! Yesterday was steamy. We did 'hot yoga' on the back porch at 5!

Golden To Silver Val said...

I was host mother for a foreign exchange student one time. It was a wonderful experience and if her leaving to go home hadn't been so traumatic, I would have done it again. We became very attached to her and knew that we would never see her again in person. We still keep in touch through email though. She lives in Croatia. When you do something like this, you become painfully aware of just how far behind our school systems are in relation to some other countries. Everything offered in her senior year here, she had already covered in 10th grade or before in Croatia. Cheryl, you should think about doing this in Emily's senior year....so very rewarding...and I can give you some inside advice. lol.

Jules said...

The lazy wash comment is destined to become a classic.

Brad said...

My foster family was very involved in the foreign exchange programs when I was in highschool. What a great experience, I never got to go but I made some life long freinds thru that program.

Em got GREAT seats!

bonnie said...

Good job on the shopping. I always wished I'd taken in foreign students. we have the space. Sometimes I think I'd like to foster pets too. "Lazy wash" Excellent language. Doin one now. Pray for me.

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