Friday, July 11, 2008

In brief . . .

I'm finding it hard to blog these days. It's the age old -- well, it can't be age old, because blogging isn't that old -- problem of when there's so much going on in your life, so much blogging fodder to draw from -- it's hard to find the time to sit down and put it all together. The best I can do is skim the surface.

A quick recap of my day. This morning, after giving them each a kiss and a hug and instructions to take pictures, I waved Luke and Dan off to the airport where they caught an early flight to the east coast. Dan has business there next week, but first they're having a father/son trip to see the NY Mets play at Shea Stadium. It's been a dream of theirs (Luke is a die-hard Mets fan. Not sure how that happened as he is born and raised in Rockies territory) to see a game at Shea, and this is the last season that the Mets will be playing there. Next season they'll have a brand spanking new place to play.

While the two of them are bonding over baseball, Emily and I are having a fun girls' weekend;) We went to Brueggers and had bagels for breakfast, watched my niece play volleyball, got a haircut for Em and then had pedicures. I have to admit, her "Catherine the Grape" purple polish with the little flower painted on each big toe is so cute, that I'm jealous. My choice of "Bing da da Bing Cherry" isn't nearly as fun.

My sister-in-law, Jenny, and my niece, Elsa are staying with us this weekend. Tonight, my sis-in-law, Lois, and my Aunt Ann came over for dinner. Along with my favorite three-year-old-in- the-whole-world, my nephew Tommy. The kids watched a movie and the ladies sat out on the back porch for happy hour, sipping Mike's Lemonade. When we got hungry, we ordered out for Thai food. Such a treat. No one had to cook, the dishes were easily rinsed and put in the dishwasher. By the time supper was over, there was a cool, soft breeze blowing. Ice cream for dessert was just the ticket. Before we knew it, it was nine o'clock! Tomorrow night, we're going to do the same thing, all over again -- with a different take-out, at Lois's house.

It was nice to take a break today from all the details of preparing to move. That pretty much filled up my day yesterday. We have a mover scheduled, the inspection for the new house scheduled, found a place to store our camper until we decide what to do about it, and I've made a new to-do list for the next three weeks. Tomorrow our house will be inspected by the buyers, so please keep your fingers and toes crossed and send up a prayer if you're so inclined.

During the day tomorrow we may go watch my niece's volleyball games again. Emily wants to see the American Girl movie, but I think we might have blown our wad with the fun we had today, so we may just end up going to the pool. Since it was 99 degrees today, that might not be a bad idea!

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