Bits and Pieces

I’ve got a few thoughts swirling around in my head that I want to get down. So, there’s no real overarching topic for this blog post. It’s all about randomness today, baby.

  • We’re trying to cling to the last several days of summer break. Preschool begins next Monday for Wildman, Lab School begins for Cutie Pie on September 3rd and I’m sure that our schedules will pick up again. Our summer has already been crammed with lots of fun activities. A break from all the rush would be so nice. That’s why I’m enforcing a “slow down” this week. We’re sticking close to home and doing fun projects like experimenting with water colors and making a felt board complete with fun shapes. The only place we’re going is to a pool to swim. I think the gift of time is the best thing I can give my boys.
  • On that note, have you heard the findings about vitamin D? I feel pretty good about taking the boys out into the sun. Slathered in sunscreen, of course. *sigh* It’s a balancing act, I suppose. Too much sun could give you skin cancer, too little sun may deprive you of the health benefits of vitamin D…
  • My computer is such a dog lately. It takes forever to open Firefox or my e-mail… I’m going to have to speak with tech support (read: J) about this issue. It’s driving me nuts.
  • Because I’m a planner, I’ve been tossing around some ideas for Halloween costumes for the boys. Since we recently attended The Backyardigans: Tale of the Mighty Knights, I thought it might be cute to dress Wildman as a knight and Cutie Pie as a dragon. I found an awesome set of play armor complete with a ‘battle sounds’ sword on sale at Target last week.
  • I need a new book to read. Aileen sent me a few books a while ago that I’m just now getting around to checking out. I have to admit that none of them really inspire me. I tried to force myself to get through a truly horrible book that my mother-in-law gave me. She forewarned me that it wasn’t very good. I’m not the kind of person to quit something so I gave the ol’ college try. But I just could not finish the book. I figured that I was wasting precious hours of my life reading something that I couldn’t stand. In the end, I decided that it wasn’t worth it. I threw the book away. I know that I should have donated it or something but it sucked that bad. I didn’t want to pass it on. It was very liberating.
  • Randy Pausch inspires me. What an amazing person he was. I want to read his book but it’s still in hardback. I can’t bring myself to pay retail for a hardback book. Amazon.com has it at a pretty reasonable price so I might have to pick it up…
  • I bought the cutest little “I Spy with my Little Eye” game from the Ainsley and Oswald esty shop! The little boy who will receive this game for his birthday is going to love it! Go check out her handmade toys. They are so precious!

Blah, blah, blah 🙂

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angela
    Aug 12, 2008 @ 16:39:35

    I just discovered that Etsy shop and favorited it yesterday. Those little “I Spy” bags are adorable…now I have to wait till someone has a birthday so I can get one!

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  2. onescrappygal
    Aug 15, 2008 @ 18:09:12

    I hated all the books I sent you. So I don’t blame you if you want to set fire to them. 🙂

    Just what I need…another etsy store to fall in love with. Ugh.

    P.S. Thanks for the pillowcase! I laughed when I saw it again! 🙂

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