Monday, October 10, 2005

Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn't seem to be working. (Anonymous)

The way the morning is supposed to be:
Take my oldest son to the bus stop at 6 am. Then back home for half an hour. Take my youngest daughter to her bus stop at 6:45. Then back home for an hour. Leave for work, dropping off my second son at school on the way to my school.

The way it was this morning:
Took my oldest son to the bus stop, just in time to see his bus leaving the stop at 6 am. We rushed to a stop further along the route, hoping to get him on the bus anyway. We made that stop in time, except that my son realized he was missing part of his ROTC uniform. So we waved goodbye to the bus, and went back home. Oldest son changed into FULL uniform, while I took daughter to the bus stop. We were just in time to wave goodbye to her bus as it pulled away from the bus stop. We rushed to a stop further along on the route, hoping to get her on the bus anyway. This time we were successful, and daughter was on her way to school. I went back to the house, with just enough time to get both sons into the car. We rushed to the train station, and arrived just in time to put oldest son on the train headed for school. I now had only 15 minutes left before second son and I had to leave for school/work. We decided to treat ourselves to Dunkin Donuts (I really wanted a mocha latte at this point!). We drive to Dunkin Donuts, only to find out that they were out of mocha lattes. Naturally. (Insert a big sigh here) At least I was still able to get the two of us to where we needed to be on time.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Macroday Challenge - Natural

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." (Douglas Adams)

I had plans for this weekend. I even made a list, carefully numbering the items by order of importance and preference. And then I very deliberately ignored the list. Now it's Sunday evening, and my list sits untouched.

But even if I didn't do what I had planned, I did what I wanted to. And I had a good weekend.
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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Happy Do-Over!

(Since we didn't get it right the first time, we decided to give it another try.) Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

It's a Boy!

Posted by PicasaA good friend of my son's is a son to me.
(Louis McMaster Bujold, Ethan of Athos)

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Working at the Carwash

I'm too tired to think of anything clever to write regarding today. Becky's band had a carwash to raise money for their upcoming trip. Somehow I ended up working the entire day, too. The pictures, by the way, were taken by Becky on her break from drying the cars. I never did get to take a break!