1. Make to-do-list
Oh, I haven't blogged in far too long, so much has been going on, and I have so many pictures.
Mostly, Just a lot of the same day in- day out stuff,but there have been a few moments of feeling overwhelmed with all the things on our ever growing to do lists.
Soo 1st thing going backwards:
We went to the beach before it got too cold and yucky-(it was like OCT 5 ) it was a little cold but it was beautiful:
We took Ri's coworker friend Nikki, Ri keeps such odd hours, its nice to go out wih someone else who is on the same day timeline as him.She is pretty fun to hang out with- and has brought us lunch a few times ,too.
I LOVE the clear water
Ri tried to surf, tried to teach Nikki to surf, but it was like being in a washing machine so there wasn't much surfing going on. We pretty much just got pummeled by waves, it was a good workout at least.
Mom stopped in later with the Nico and Allura, and Aunt Judy , We let the kids play a little bit
She came the other day too- and we explore the Halloween sections of the store. Allura and Nico are soo funny.
The hot sorta fallish weather made all the pepper trees in my yard come to life with tiny flowers- and they filled up with butterflies. Tons of them, I don't think I have ever seen so many in one placeThe weather had been so gross, that I spent far to many hours just watching the butterflies cling to the branches,wondering how they all survived..but then I found one with a broken wing :(
The neighborhood kitty we call "Feisty Cat" seems to be doing alright in the weather, in fact i think SOMEONE must be feeding him he looks healthier. (He is totally wild though, won't let anyone near him)
Despite the wind and rain we still went to Rory's girl scout event - they explored the Spanish Colonial Village downtown. Jess tagged along with us, while Ri went on a much need grocery trip with Steve.
I giggled at all the people in period dress taking photos on their iphones
Rory got to pet a pig, watch a play, learn how to play colonial games- and made a whirlygig toy.She had a really great time- and got a cool patch. She was soo sweet hugging and thanking her Troop Leader before we left.
Then we had to head home and get the kid ready for her friends holloween themed birthday party
She was a barbie princess, but she borrowed her friends cat mask while we were there- and was a cat barbie princess?
Ri made dinner for Jess and Steve- and Rory finally made good on her promise to read the Winnie the Pooh book to Jess Jess rewarded her with tons of paper dolls, that Rory spent the whole next day playing with
Rory had her pinning ceremony for Girl Scouts. She is NOW officially a girl scout Brownie.We made kettle corn for the ceremony.. I made a HUGE batch and feared I would end up bringing it all home, but by the end of the night it was a huge hit.
Rory was just stoked she got her pin and was on stage.. but her last name being so far down the alphabet meant she was the last one to go up in her troop, lol she was starting to get a bit impatient.
Rory and one of her best friends, bonding over Selena Gomez music. They were in Kindy together (Rory and the other girl, not Selena Gomez.. ) I am glad they get to do girl scouts together.
I am loving Girl Scouts more than I thought I would. Rory is always the 1st to raise her hand, she is so outgoing and loving the chance to lead in activities , and the extra time to hang out with kids her age.
She has gone on more and more playdates lately too, she is getting soo big. Her friends are already plotting sleepovers. I don't know that I am ready. Why is she growing so fast?!
I started helping out in her school Library,as well as helping in her computer lab. I don't really help her class so much as I just put away books ( I do help on her library day and get to see her ), but I really like it. It is cool to see all the books they have, I think I just like libraries, even the stuff the librarian thought I would hate , like organizing the nonfiction is sort of therapeutic.
I should really get a library card and start going to the one in town.
.. Speaking of,
This town has been weird as crap.
We went downtown with Nikki last week in search of a gift for another coworker. I may not love the beach as much this time of year, but downtown St.auggy becomes all sorts of awesome for Halloween.. and right after that gears up for the holidays , and she shops- with the cool weather are so fun to explore.
LOL- and then as if it wasn't odd enough, biketoberfest brought soo many bikers through town that the whole town was gridlocked with motorcyles.. and in the midst of the bikes circling the park, we noticed.
a drum circle.
I can't make this stuff up. Bikers everywhere AND Krishnas!I have only seen Hare Krishnas in movie airports.They tossed a pamplet in the van as we passed the bike enrobed park
We went to Val's Saturday for dinner. Love that she lives in town now
Rory played with chalk pretty much the whole time.
Val made veggie kabobs
(the chalk is really awesome, it is th3 -d , when you wear the glasses... that make you look as Seth put it like a "retro hipster from 1987" )
Val has the most Epic tree house I have ever seen in person. It even has electricity, I would be tempted to move in. I am still wondering how long before Seth is living in it.
We stayed up chatting and drinking some wine. Petting the puppies
It was a needed break from the drama. I think I even mentioned in my last post there has been a lot of drama. Though , then none of it was MY drama and so none of it was affecting me- I went from feeling like I was happy i was in my own bubble worrying about my own simple day-to-day, to feeling isolated by my bubble, and out of the loop.I can be way over sensitive.
I did have a full out meltdown Sunday, with all I had planned for the up coming week, and the knowledge that our finances were super tight and all our ever growing never have time to-do list was awaiting Ri's next check,
my bike broke... and that was enough to send me into a total tailspin. I found myself locked in the bedroom sobbing for awhile. It was just suddenly all too much.
I'm over it(mostly). Jess let me borrow her bike ( it hurts my back, but it works). and I can still keep all my plans in order.
Although, I had promised to watch Lily for Sari over the weekend, and we thought she meant starting Thursday night, ended up being Tuesday night- and that threw us, with our budget being SO non existent until Friday. Ri's mom helped out a little and we went through the cabinets and found a way to make it through
- So Lily has been hanging out all day.
She made me breakfast :) .
Ri mom brought us some of the grocery staples we needed and found a hotel with an indoor heated pool we could hang out at. We took the girls as soon as Rory got out of school. They LOVED it. It was so nice. Rory even learned to snorkel and was swimming underwater like an old pro!!!
Soo. In the morning, I have to leave Lily with Ri and help out in Rory's class -
then at 6 pm I have to leave Rory and Lily with Ri while I go to a pta meeting.
.. and Friday I'll have to do the morning part again.
It seems I always write these posts when I should REALLY be in bed , and I have tons to do, and haven't been getting enough sleep.
I guess that is the time I need to write .
Hopefully I will have more time to actually write a post , and want to write a post soon.
Say a prayer, or send some good thoughts.. for , well, everyone I know .
I'm looking forward to the weekend.
Is it here yet?
Yes I am leaving stuff out.
I never get everything on my to-do-lists
PEACE AND TOFU CHICKEN GREASE,