On the Boardwalk
Monday, August 15, 2011
My kids, 7, 5, and 4 love to play Monopoly.
They only sort of know how to play and so I get endless enjoyment out of listening to them trading properties and building little green houses.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Each time we visit the house and wander around I am amused by the empty drink containers left behind by the works. I don't know why exactly this amuses me. Somewhere in my head there is a poem or a short story about what each drink choice says about each worker. I can't quite make this idea come into focus for me but am amused just the same. So today I documented it.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I spent all day (and night) editing a short video entry for a chance to attend a Photography Business workshop.
I shot my video here in my bathroom.
And I didn't win, FYI. But life goes on.
Losing my cool
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The car (our only car) has been in the shop since Monday. When we picked it up today the bill was a little over $1300. (Plus the cost of the rental car we'd been driving for 4 days.)
Don't ask me how I felt about that.
Of course I assumed that after paying that kind of money to have the car fixed that the consolation prize would be that at least now the car worked.
So imagine my dismay when is started to overheat while I was picking the kids up from school.
This was taken about 5 minutes before it started dinging and flashing at me.
Notice also the outside temperature of 117 degrees.
Friday, August 19, 2011
The damage we found this morning........(tree down, screens blown off windows)
....After last night's rain storm
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Today I picked up from the pharmacy the SECOND antibiotic for some member of our family in just 2 weeks. I certainly hope this weekly trip to the Instacare is just a fluke and not something we are going to make a habit of.
But while I was waiting for the prescription to be filled I got the kids new toothbrushes. They got to decorate them with the enclosed stickers, a project that kept them happy and entertained for a full 45 minutes. Seriously. Which made those slightly overpriced spin brushes worth every penny.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I love the letters that the kids write to their grandmas!
Zoey still very much has kindergarten handwriting but she is actually a really good little speller. Well, phonetic kindergarten speller, but still pretty good. She is completely into writing lists and stories and poems right now.