Friday, August 31, 2012

7 Quick Takes [8.31.12]

1. It's the beginning of a long holiday weekend.  Brian was home after lunch today.  The weather is supposed to be perfect.  I'm excited.  We have no specific plans.  We'll do donuts.  And coffee.  Maybe ice cream.  A park.  A pool?  It's going to be great.

2.  One thing I'm supremely excited for this weekend is the start of the 2012 College Football season.  Who is as excited as me?!  Notre Dame plays Navy in Dublin, Ireland tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. Keg and eggs anyone? On the menu are homemade egg mcmuffins, coffee and beer.  Well, no beer for me.  Maybe just a sip.  Or two.  There also promises to be lots of yelling and screaming by the man of household.  It's going to be awesome.

3.  Look at this little chica.
I mean, seriously.  We'll title this one Blueberry Pancakes.

4.  In addition to downing food like it's her job she also suddenly decided it was time she start getting around this place on her own power.  Just like that she started crawling.  No progression whatsoever.  One minute she was sitting on the floor, the next she was across the room.  And really it's not the crawling she's interested in.  The crawling is just a means to get thee to the nearest coffee table, sofa or chair so that she can pull herself up to standing and then walk around the furniture from here to there and there to here.  My other two kids didn't walk until 14 or 15 months.  I can't help but wonder if she's on faster plan.  Time will tell.

5.  Next week at this time we will be at the end of our back-to-school week and I, for one, cannot wait.  Not because I'm desperate to get rid of my kids but because I'm desperate for a routine.  My kids have been at each other's throats for the past two weeks.  Activities have ended and without any defined reason to leave the house each day, we're all a little sick of staring at each other's face.  It's OK.  It happens to everyone.  A little time a part doing our own thing will do wonders for the kindness and appreciation factors.  Or at least I have my hopes.

6.  Who else has watched Downton Abbey?! Brian and I started it last weekend as the rain came down and we finished all seven episodes of the first season in two days.  Fascinating!  And I love that the drama doesn't contain any of the violence, crude language or sexually explicit scenes like so many of the current popular dramas.  You can watch the first season instantly on your computer if you're a Netflix member otherwise it's also available through Redbox or your local library.  Who knew PBS could produce something so edge-of-your-seat good?

7.  After much research Brian and I have decided to go back on our decision not to get a new car.  There were many factors influencing our decision and I'm now convinced it's actually a better financial decision to do it now instead of waiting another year.  We're not in a super big hurry but we hope to get everything completed before the snow flies.  First things first, we're trying to sell our car on Craigslist after we heard some positive stories from others.  Here's hoping it all works out for the best.  And if you know of anyone who is looking for a super reliable Toyota Highlander with low miles AND a third row seat, send them our way!  It has all the fun stuff too: leather, moon roof, heated seats, etc.

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