Thursday, September 2, 2010


Here's some of what's been happening:
  • Our beloved $1.25 (50 cents on Tuesdays!) movie theater has closed. Boo hoo.
  • This morning, I had booked my husband to work with me on our family photo albums. There was one last, stubborn box from our move from DC in the master bedroom, containing physical photographs dating back to around 2001, albums, picture frames, wedding invitations, birth announcements, a baby shower invitation, etc. Thank goodness we went digital in 2002 (which was when C was born) or the situation would have been really dire. I was mainly there in an editorial/gofer capacity. My husband has much better spatial sense and he was cropping photos and whatnot with his paper cutter/guillotine, as well as arranging photos and gluing in stuff. We were pretty ruthless, but everything that we kept fit into a single album, got organized chronologically and thematically, and we didn't need to buy any new supplies. I've been wanting to get this done for years now. We have been on top of our family digital stuff for the past two years and are trying to establish a family tradition of using Thanksgiving break to assemble a photobook, our Christmas present to adult relatives.
  • The outside temperature was below 73 degrees this morning, so I turned off the AC and kept it off until late afternoon today. It was raining much of last night and today, and I think fall will be starting soon.
  • C's class did a historical enactment at school in which they wore cloaks (fastened with homemade Celtic brooches) and carried homemade Celtic axes and pelted Romans (i.e. the 4th grade class) with marshmallows.
  • C has $121 in her remote-controlled race car fund and is $6 away from getting the car. The kids have a 4-day weekend starting tomorrow, and C is planning to earn the whole $6 tomorrow.
  • C says: I want to be an art teacher or a 2nd grade teacher. Maybe a 3rd grade teacher.
  • Yesterday, my husband and I saw a Prius on the road ahead of us. Me: It looks narrow in the back. I wonder how many car seats you can fit in there. Husband: I wonder how telescopes fit.
  • I've been concentrating on major household projects while the kids are in school and went to the gym today for the first time in weeks. I'm listening to Jane Austen's Persuasion, which is actually a favorite of mine.

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