With the help of my two girlfriends Sarah and Jayne, I've devised neat things for the book launch. Soon I'll be off to the store for supplies...I'm a horrible party planner, but I'm bright enough to consult creative people and use their ideas! "Coddled Cuisine" recipe cards with the recipes from Sadie's first home party, chocolates wrapped in labels with the book cover and purchasing information, door prizes...so many details to take care of.
I've got my hair freshly cut and that pleases me.
I've got TWO new outfits ordered. The dress I fell in love with at Title Nine was OUT OF STOCK when I finally went to order it after drooling over it for three months. How frustrating. But then I went back a day later and found it "available after November 16" in one color. I went ahead and ordered it and can hardly wait to wear it. (And today when I went to set up the link, I see my first choice of color is now available after November 16th. GAH!)
9 and 0! Go Pack Go!
Last weekend I had NO black belt stuff which meant I had all kinds of extra time. About 6 hours' worth. I can get used to that. Combined with no more flag football and I had 9 hours of freed up time I haven't enjoyed on weekends since September.
Our woods are flooded like last year. This means it'll freeze like a giant ice rink, which is kind of cool, but I worry about how this might be hard on our trees. I cleared a path through one section for cross-country skiing and those wonderful green boots you see in the header kept my feet dry while I worked in 8 inches of water.
We had parent/teacher conferences last week and heard all kinds of nice things about our boys. They're a "pleasure to have in class" and "participate often" and "add personality." Mr. T's got a good handle on things and is demonstrating responsibility by getting help on his own in Spanish, his hardest class. He's taking care of his school work without prodding from me. Mr. G has merged into 1st grade and is reading at a 2nd grade level, little show-off. Mr. B took a MAPS test and when faced with a division problem (The red car gets 12 mpg and travels 60 miles, how many gallons did it need?) figured it out by using subtraction. He's never seen division or multiplication before, but understood the concept enough to reach the right answer the slow way. I love a kid who thinks outside the box and solves problems.
Reading Service with a Smile by PG Wodehouse, which makes me smile and chuckle every night.
Am knitting this while I watch the Packers. Cute, no?
Still working on getting a video of my sword mastery.
Mr. D surprised us by bringing home take-out for supper last night. What a lovely thing! All I had to do was set out plates, get drinks and slice apples.
Spill it, reader. What's got you feeling busy and blessed?