Month: September 2007

health and fitness, my thoughts

It’s Sunday and it’s a beautiful day, so I think I’m going to take the dog for a walk. I should be doing other, inside stuff. We’re having the 8th grade parents over tonight from 5-7, so I really should be getting ready for that, but the sky is such a beautiful shade of blue […]

parenting

I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday, and I haven’t done any of the long list of things I needed to do this week. Well, I take that back, I did get three bat mitzvah gifts yesterday. I think that makes about 32 bat/bar mitzvah gifts that we have bought over the last year. We’re at […]

sports

TITANS WIN!!! They looked really great tonight! Keith Bullock had 3 interceptions, and a smile as wide as his shoulders. It was a fantastic game. I love when the odds are against us…that’s when they seem to really do their best. Vince Young had an awesome debut on MNF. I know it’s early in the […]

north carolina

What a great weekend. It is a long drive, but it’s worth it. The view from the balcony is really breathtaking. We face the west so the sunset behind the mountains and the lake right below is so beautiful. When I got there with the girls, J had the wine open, potatoes in the oven, […]

north carolina

J left this morning with every single square inch of space in the SUV packed. Thank goodness H and I are going up later in a separate car. There are things stacked, packed, stuffed, and squeezed in so many places that if he opens any door other than the driver’s door, things will explode. We […]

parenting

Typical day around here. H was up at 6:30, to school until 3:15, then home. After playing with the dog for about 10 minutes, she started working on homework. Fed the dog, ate dinner, watched a repeat of “Friends” (which takes about 22 minutes, since we fast forward the tivo through the commercials), then back […]

health and fitness, my thoughts

I LOVE this weather! It’s finally cooling off. Makes such a huge difference in everything we do. I can go for a run at 10 a.m. without worrying about heatstroke, we sat outside at H’s soccer game on Saturday and it’s just glorious. Saturday night we had a few friends over for dinner and sat […]

celebrities

I’ve got to talk about Britney Spears. In a way, I should thank her. Her behavior has been a wonderful lesson for H about how poor decisions can be quite destructive. Hannah was 7-8 when we first started listening and watching Britney. “Hit me baby”, and “oops, I did it again” were catchy and cute […]

health and fitness

Saturday I rode my first 100 mile bike ride. It was a fund raiser for breast cancer research. I liked the timing of it…not in the middle of the summer, which is just TOO hot here. It gave me the whole summer to train for it, so it worked out well. In the past this […]

parenting

8th grade crush

H has a crush on another 8th grader. I think when I look back this may be the turning point for when my little girl changed into a teenager. When she was little, we never had a really bad “terrible 2” stage, and other than her anxiety over grades in middle school, the transition was […]