14 August 2009

This and that, again, again (old title)

I've spent the morning as a data processor. At least that's what I'm calling it. Adding all of Emily's practices, games, and school events to my iPhone. Not exactly what I call fun. Now I have to correlate the dates with my work schedule. Soon I have to get together with the family I hope to carpool with to make driving arrangements. Life is about to change. Lots more car time.

I got a lot accomplished yesterday, but I'm not done. I can't believe I waited so many months to caulk Emily's bathtub. I did the big job of removing the old stuff and cleaning it spotless way back when. I dusted and caulked in about 15 minutes. Then I caulked around my bathroom vanity and the powder room vanity. A silly little job that I put off forever.

I spent a lot of time in the computer/stamping room. I decided to keep all my craft supply carts in the room, but moved them around. I took lots of stuff out of the room. I was going to show a before and after picture today, but decided to wait since I'm not done.

Emily and I spent many hours reading in the afternoon. What a novel (pun!) idea. I don't think we've ever read together. Actually, I hardly ever read books. I listen to them all in my car. Emily had one more book to read from her required reading list, and I'm frantically reading The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson for my book club meeting on Sunday. I'm loving the book! Reading together was a nice way to pass an afternoon.

We went to Emily's new school for a meeting of athletes and their parents. The athletic director spoke to everyone first. I didn't realize that every student in the school is required to participate in at least one interscholastic sport. "...all students will benefit greatly from taking an active role in an interscholastic sport. Sports have been known to help kids live a healthier lifestyle, learn to respect authority, associate with positive role models and most importantly, value hard work". I like that philosophy. Emily knew two people there, plus the coach. I can't imagine how she feels, starting as a Junior in a very small private school. I really have to give her credit for having the courage to do this.

We came home and had a great shrimp dinner. It was actually the second night in a row I ate shrimp, but it would take me a while to get tired of it. I wanted to spend the rest of the night reading, but got caught up in the school website. I read in bed and stayed up an extra hour doing it. I could have read for hours.

P.S. I have no idea how to get rid of those annoying ads under the blog posts
P.P.S. My boss just called and I had a cancellation so I go in 2 hours later today. Will I read or work on the room?


Billy said...

Hopefully you will post! Yeah for the post!

Summer said...

I thought you put the ads on your blog through google ad sense.

KathyA said...

Wow! Two hours later!! Going to try to see you on Tuesday for edges. Check your schedule.

Big changes -- good ones in store for you and Emily. I'm really excited for her.

Anonymous said...

An afternoon reading together sounds lovely to me! My daughter is also an avid reader and we've shared time like that when we visit each other. Yes, from this point on your life is going to change dramatically as Emily does these last two years of high school and then moves on into college... change is exciting!

Gin said...

Isn't it funny how sometimes a job seems so daunting and then when we do it, it's a piece 'o cake? I always expect the worst and most things are never as bad as they seemed like they would be!!

Hope you're well.

bonnie said...

That sounds like such a nice weekend. My hair is great. Steve thinks it's too white. I think I like it this way. I'm afraid to make it darker. I had one of those nice quiet times too, but while Steve read, I played games on my iphone.

Brad said...

I'd have to eat a LOT of shrimp to get tired of it!

Seth M. Ward said...

Go to the customize tab at the top right of your page. Click on the monetize tab and then you will see a customize/add ad tab there, click on that and you can set your ad's to appear where you want them. You'll notice on my that I have them in the sidebar on the right. Sounds like you've been busy. Me too. I don't know where people find the time or energy to do anything after working so hard each day. Life shouldn't be so hard:( Thinking of you and M. Hope you have a good rest of the week.

Jamie said...

Cheryl---where are you?

I hope your weekend was great - and the week ahead even better! :)

SOUL said...

isn't the i-phone the greatest? i got one too.
i'm blind and have fat fingers--which makes things hard-- but i still like it :))

missed you-- but i'm baaaack....watch out blog-land :))

happy tuesday girlie

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm dreadful at caulking. It always turns nasty in a year and I have to do it over. I need to hire someone who knows what they're doing.

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