*omg--it has been such a glorious day outside. i like this kind of summer day--it is breezy and and low 80s. perfect weather.
*i finished queen bees & wannabees today while waiting on the car to get flushed. yeah, i don't know, something about transmission flushing. anyway, i checked the book out last week and it's about how to help your daughter through the teen years---cliques, boys, etc. OMG. i'm going to buy a copy and highlight the shit out of it. it's a great, great book. if you have kids you need to read this book.
*my kids are spoiled brats. after seeing my sil's ipod touch this weekend they declared that they were each going to save up their allowances to buy one. yeah, right. they assumed we'd say we'd buy them. uh, hells to the no. granted, they have old mp3 players that have issues. they may actually be broken. we did some research on mp3 players. sat/sun there was on an off angst and attitude about mp3 players and what they wanted. we told the kids we would spend x dollars on something, but we were not buying ipod touch and in fact weren't buying ipod anything since we have a subscription to rhapsody, not itunes. there was much gnashing of teeth. they are so ungrateful. i don't remember being that way when i was a kid.
*today i emailed our local crisis control ministry to get info about volunteering this summer. me and the kids. i have got to make them do something to decrease their sense of entitlement.
*the hubs and i had a date night friday night, thanks to the sil/bro who let our kids spend the night : ) we went to dinner, got the appetizer WE like (calamari) instead of cheese sticks, had the first pool sex of the season (he he he) and then relaxed and watched west wing. yeah, we're so predictable. but it was such a good evening.
*i might be veering dangerously close into the job stalker realm. the garden job i really, really want? yeah, i've called them twice since sending in my resume in april. the guy i spoke to has been very, very nice and explained he's further behind than he wanted to be w/ the process. he's been out of town, there was a conference, he was sick, blah blah blah. so...now i just keep waiting.
*i realize that i am not quite as good of a mom as some moms. some of my fb friends and family are getting excited that it's the last week of school and then their kids will be home w/ them. mmmm....yeah, me? not so much. it will be ok for a week or two, but then the kids will be bored and the constant bickering will start. i don't do 24/7 well. i know this from last summer.
*while today is a nice summer day, i love me some air conditioning. i do not understand people who have air conditioning and do not use it. i swear, i'd cut off my cable, eat rice and beans every day and use candles instead of lights rather than turn off the air conditioner in the summer. i have to be comfortable.
*i have recently discovered minute maid's cherry lime ade and it is my new drug. omg. i got my first hit last week, it was on sale for 88 cents! 88 cents! can you believe that? i had no idea what it normally costs. when i popped in the store this weekend i saw that it was normally $2.50ish. what? really? today? on sale for 99 cents! score! it is not too sour, so very refreshing, and just yummy. i think you could add vodka to it and it would be awesome.