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Usually, at the end of the school year, everyone is saying how excited they are for summer and I bring out the old saw about how summer is more work for Stay-at-home (non-homeschooling) moms.  And in the past that has been true.



Tom and I saw Waitress. 

Lots of memories of the trip keep flooding back.  Next year we're heading to DC from whence my friend [profile] oliviach just got back, so that's got me excited.

Sorry to hear that our hot weather went East and got sticky.  (It was 105 F last week but since the weekend we've had perfect 75 to 85F weather.)

Hugs to all,

Meg
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Usually, at the end of the school year, everyone is saying how excited they are for summer and I bring out the old saw about how summer is more work for Stay-at-home (non-homeschooling) moms.  And in the past that has been true.



Tom and I saw Waitress. 

Lots of memories of the trip keep flooding back.  Next year we're heading to DC from whence my friend [profile] oliviach just got back, so that's got me excited.

Sorry to hear that our hot weather went East and got sticky.  (It was 105 F last week but since the weekend we've had perfect 75 to 85F weather.)

Hugs to all,

Meg
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We're all doing better.  No probs with United today when calling to confirm the flight, thankfully!

Tom didn't take E to the Cub Scout Camping event this weekend and I didn't take A to Chico for the weekend.  We're just here doing Jujitsu and Soccer and the usual until Gram and Gramp go home on an early flight tomorrow morning.  HOpefully my mom will be mended enough to teach on Monday.

I bought 2 new skirts and 4 new blouses before the sickness hit because I finally found a blouse style that looks absolutely perfect on me.  Emphasizes the positive and hides much of the negative.  Two of them match the skirts, too, so that's nice.  I returned an expensive outfit I had bought for my in-laws 50th anniversary/mom's retirement party and all 6 of the new pieces cost about what the one other outfit cost!  (Mervyn's hardly ever has what I want, but when they get it right, it's cheap!)

When I find my camera recharger, etc. (lost in the computer move) I will take a picture of the new outifit(s).

Meg
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We're all doing better.  No probs with United today when calling to confirm the flight, thankfully!

Tom didn't take E to the Cub Scout Camping event this weekend and I didn't take A to Chico for the weekend.  We're just here doing Jujitsu and Soccer and the usual until Gram and Gramp go home on an early flight tomorrow morning.  HOpefully my mom will be mended enough to teach on Monday.

I bought 2 new skirts and 4 new blouses before the sickness hit because I finally found a blouse style that looks absolutely perfect on me.  Emphasizes the positive and hides much of the negative.  Two of them match the skirts, too, so that's nice.  I returned an expensive outfit I had bought for my in-laws 50th anniversary/mom's retirement party and all 6 of the new pieces cost about what the one other outfit cost!  (Mervyn's hardly ever has what I want, but when they get it right, it's cheap!)

When I find my camera recharger, etc. (lost in the computer move) I will take a picture of the new outifit(s).

Meg
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I haven't raved too much about my new computer.  Probably because I had problems initially and that kind of took the bloom off the rose, so to speak.

I must pause, today, however and say:  WOh-huh-hOW!  (that's WOW, kinda stretched out).  It. Is. Amazing.  4 times more RAM and a faster processor makes all the difference in the world when you are running the kind of software I am. 

:)

Meg

P.S. Spent the morning cleaning and as my reward I get to a.) go see A's egg drop and Easter party at school, and b.) go pick up my mom and stepdad from the airport.  The only thing missing from my day is any sense of the holiness and somber tone of Good Friday.  I wish our kids got it off, but I know there are not many people around here who observe it.  And here I am, a person who generally observes it, running around like a headless chicken.  Must. Slow. Down.
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I haven't raved too much about my new computer.  Probably because I had problems initially and that kind of took the bloom off the rose, so to speak.

I must pause, today, however and say:  WOh-huh-hOW!  (that's WOW, kinda stretched out).  It. Is. Amazing.  4 times more RAM and a faster processor makes all the difference in the world when you are running the kind of software I am. 

:)

Meg

P.S. Spent the morning cleaning and as my reward I get to a.) go see A's egg drop and Easter party at school, and b.) go pick up my mom and stepdad from the airport.  The only thing missing from my day is any sense of the holiness and somber tone of Good Friday.  I wish our kids got it off, but I know there are not many people around here who observe it.  And here I am, a person who generally observes it, running around like a headless chicken.  Must. Slow. Down.
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A asked me the other day why "W" is called double-u instead of double -v.  I explained what I knew of it, and he replied,  "So, it's really a misnomer."

In case you've forgotten, A is five.

When I asked him where he had learned that word, he said, "A Series of Unfortunate Events.  You see, Uncle Monty has a snake called the Very Deadly Viper, but it's really quite harmless, so it's a misnomer."

"Oh, right," I replied, wondering what we are raising here at Casa E.  Children who can hold lengthy conversations with adults but have few friends of their own ages--partly because no one can understand them.  (And also because they are both infuriatingly  bossy, but I'm not sure if the two are linked.)

Sigh.

I'm pleased as punch and mildly appalled at the same time.

Meg

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A asked me the other day why "W" is called double-u instead of double -v.  I explained what I knew of it, and he replied,  "So, it's really a misnomer."

In case you've forgotten, A is five.

When I asked him where he had learned that word, he said, "A Series of Unfortunate Events.  You see, Uncle Monty has a snake called the Very Deadly Viper, but it's really quite harmless, so it's a misnomer."

"Oh, right," I replied, wondering what we are raising here at Casa E.  Children who can hold lengthy conversations with adults but have few friends of their own ages--partly because no one can understand them.  (And also because they are both infuriatingly  bossy, but I'm not sure if the two are linked.)

Sigh.

I'm pleased as punch and mildly appalled at the same time.

Meg

Quoting A

Jan. 10th, 2007 03:37 pm
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So A, my youngest, is five.  He's a precocious five, but five nonetheless.

Today he was telling me about the chocolate I gave him in his snack yesterday--a wrapped Ghirardelli 60% Cocoa dark chocolate square.  (We were in the car when I remembered the snack and that was all I had...)

A: "That chocolate you put in my snack was the same chocolate that you use in your truffles."

M: "Well, not exactly the same, but similar."

A: "It had the same amount of bitterness."

M: "Didn't you like it?"

A: "No, I liked it.  It was that same bitterness, only a little sweeter, maybe."

M: *goggles*  Dumbfounded that I am having this conversation with a five-year old.  First, what 5-yr old likes such dark chocolate.  Second, the chocolate that I use in truffles is 72% cocoa, so very dark, but of course there is butter and cream to sweeten the ganache.  An accurate description of the differences between the two would probably be, oh, about what A said.

I told my mother-in-law about it and she said "They are your children, aren't they?".  I have quite the reputation for food-snobbery, cooking and telling when something is just not right with a dish.

Yep.  I guess they are.

LOL

Meg

Quoting A

Jan. 10th, 2007 03:37 pm
brightly_woven: (LJ User mrbnatural's giggle)
So A, my youngest, is five.  He's a precocious five, but five nonetheless.

Today he was telling me about the chocolate I gave him in his snack yesterday--a wrapped Ghirardelli 60% Cocoa dark chocolate square.  (We were in the car when I remembered the snack and that was all I had...)

A: "That chocolate you put in my snack was the same chocolate that you use in your truffles."

M: "Well, not exactly the same, but similar."

A: "It had the same amount of bitterness."

M: "Didn't you like it?"

A: "No, I liked it.  It was that same bitterness, only a little sweeter, maybe."

M: *goggles*  Dumbfounded that I am having this conversation with a five-year old.  First, what 5-yr old likes such dark chocolate.  Second, the chocolate that I use in truffles is 72% cocoa, so very dark, but of course there is butter and cream to sweeten the ganache.  An accurate description of the differences between the two would probably be, oh, about what A said.

I told my mother-in-law about it and she said "They are your children, aren't they?".  I have quite the reputation for food-snobbery, cooking and telling when something is just not right with a dish.

Yep.  I guess they are.

LOL

Meg
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So, it was A's first day of Kindergarten and E's of 3rd grade.  Both boys took it in stride.  Me too, though I was a bit snap-happy with the camera.

No more preschoolers.  *sniffle*

Meg
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So, it was A's first day of Kindergarten and E's of 3rd grade.  Both boys took it in stride.  Me too, though I was a bit snap-happy with the camera.

No more preschoolers.  *sniffle*

Meg

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