The weather’s finally cooling off and a hurricane is moving in! They say June is the rainy season, but I think this is!
Hopefully, if you have children, at least one of your kids has Minecraft. If not, let a child of your read this blog with you. Minecraft is an online 3-D computer game. The overall goal is to have fun and show how you survive in this world, hence the monsters. You’re safe in the day, but at night. . . that’s when all the zombies, spiders and other monsters come out. And to top it all off, there are all sorts of ’mods’ or additions you can download to ‘up’ your gaming experience.
Kids love it!
Okay, people. Let’s talk about traffic lights. Don’t you just love those things? For one, they can make you continue your way onto the road to happiness. Well, depending on your point of view, maybe not so happy. Of course they have some disadvantages. For example, when the light is red, there could be a long line of traffic in front of you, and by the time you get the traffic report on the radio, you’re already too late to change routes. And another thing, sometimes when there’s a green light, and you’re about to leave your neighborhood, cars are already passing across the street and you have to wait ages to turn. So, to put it in scientific terms, you should probably avoid traffic lights as best you can or test your luck and go to a casino more often.
School started today. Every one I talk to is shocked at how early it starts when compared to when we were kids. They, and I, feel bad for kids having to go to school when it’s more than 100 degrees outside. Usually recess ends up inside. Now that’s a lot of fun.
Then I remind them that if school doesn’t start now, it goes into June and I definitely don’t like that idea. Once June 1 rolls around, I go on summer vacation mentally even if I can’t physically so the last week or two of school are a complete waste anyway.
I will admit I’m really looking forward to our first day off. It’s Labor Day – the day before school used to start.
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Woops – my daughter’s first act of real defiance. At least she felt bad enough to cover it up and the consequences effect her more than anyone else so that helps.
She asked if she could have bangs. I don’t like them much having had a long battle with them as a child and said no but that we could revisit the issue at a later date.
She cut them anyway, hiding the hair in her bureau. Then she came to talk to me about something sporting her new bangs, making no mention of them. She thought I wouldn’t notice. Fortunatly for her, she had the common sense to cut the hair in the front and to not cut it close to the scalp. And I thought it was funny.
There were many tears shed once I did notice – she thought she would be in huge trouble. She also suddenly decided she didn’t like them, even though they don’t look bad on her. Don’t tell her I said so, though. I’m hoping she’ll let them grow out.
Can’t sleep – must pack!! Without needing to check baggage!!
My next great adventure starts tomorrow and the main even will be on Saturday – my first ren fest! I won’t have the traditional garb to wear but the ticket price is right and I’ve heard great things, so it’s GOING to happen. Oddly I’ve picked one that is more than 1000 miles from my home. Somehow this does not detract from the cheapness of the ticket.
I’m super excited – there’s a storm brewing outside. Last night there was a lot of lightning and thunder but little rain (on my side of town anyway). I’m hoping that tonight I will get to see some of the rain that others saw last night. Rain is usually hit and miss around here so there are no guarantees, but I’m willing to get my hopes up. I can smell the rain coming.
The Dad in our house received 2 wonderful gifts today and the choice of which was better was pretty difficult. Ultimately it came down to which could be used right away. So the head massager beat out the thermos to use on camping trips.
Since I picked out the thermos, I simply assume that this was rigged or he was poisoned by the eggs he scrambled for himself (though they didn’t taste poisoned to me).
The thing I find oddest about watching all the episodes of a series in quick succession without commercial breaks is the huge amount of repeated dialogue.
Of course these things are meant to be watched with starts and stops and about a week apart so you’ve forgotten the details, but do we really need to rehash what happened before the commercial break EVERY time we come back.
Can’t they trust me to remember a moment or two of what happened and not make those poor actors repeat things over and over?!
I’d fast forward through that part but it takes longer to reload after skipping ahead than it does to suffer through it.
I’ve found a new TV series on Netflix to occupy my time. I don’t know why, but when I find a series I like for some reason I must watch all of it. As fast as possible. If I leave off and don’t watch for a week or two, it no longer interests me.
‘Fringe’ fell down that hole. Although in that case it might be that I stopped watching it so much because the writing became horrid. It seemed like they stopped paying attention to trying to get me to suspend my disbelief. Why are these people doing these things? With an already impossible premise, you have to keep the other stuff plausible or you lose me entirely.
My new favorite thing to do on the internet is read bad iphone autocorrects. The first day I did it I think I nearly suffocated myself laughing. I was in so much pain that I had to walk away and go cold turkey for a week.
I went back today and it is still SO funny! If I have to go in a weird way, I want it to be laughing at autocorrects.
I taught my daughter how to boil an egg today.
Having only a tenuous grasp on how to boil water myself, this ended up being a major achievement for both of us. There was a moment where I thought she was going to pour hot water on her hands by tipping the pot toward herself as she took it off the stove. Happily she righted it after I (in a half panicked, half calm voice) pointed it out to her.
Here’s hoping she kept the directions I gave her. I got them from her dad and I’ve already forgotten them.
Park models bill themselves as a type of home that you can retire in. They do look super cute to me. They remind me a bit of the type of homes I think I’ve seen on shows that talk about downsizing your life. If you’re hoping to get out from under a huge mortgage, this might be the way to go.
I discovered Pintrest. I didn’t realize you could get an account with them because I never thought that I might want to pin something. Thank goodness there are people out there who actually do want to do that. I reap all the benefits – including several new recopies and a few ideas for summer projects!
Yikes – the muck at the bottom of my pool has really gotten gross. I tried vaccuuming today and only made it a third of the way through before I had to backflush. The weird thing is that the water is crystal clear. Usually when I get this kind of muck it pretty much gets everywhere but this time it’s politly sticking to the sides waiting for me to suck it up.
I like this crud a lot more than last year’s crud!
I’m here blogging and my wonderful live in chef (aka my better half) is making me some fried ravioli. I starved myself in a most unhealthful way all day so that my stomach would be empty for this culinary delight! I survived on only pepperoni, grape sized tomatoes and tons of diet Mountain Dew. Now I’m jittery but still hungry and am very much looking forward to a late dinner.
Aren’t you jealous?
My oldest has just returned from his first ever overnight trip without relatives along. He and his entire 5th grade spend 4 days in the woods, camping. The siblings missed him, the parents missed him, the extended family has inquired about his return.
His first words to me upon seeing me were ones I will hold dear forever:
“Where’ve you been?!”
Oh adolescence, I have so long awaited your arrival!
I’ve been to Florida just twice in my life and both times it was to visit DisneyWorld. I hear there are other things to do, like visit the wonderful beaches. I’ve always stayed in hotels in Orlando or very nearby because I want to be as close as possible to all my Disney fun! Or as close as possible to my Sea World fun!
Really, is there anything else in Florida?