well, in the fall/winter i'm up most days before the dawn, but that's not the point of this post.
there actually will be no discernible point, so if you're looking for one, just move along.
it is friday and i am so happy. i am meeting some friends for lunch (which i haven't done in months). the planets aligned just right so there are no soccer games or karate classes this weekend. we are actually going to try to catch my nephew gameboy's football game for a change.
the hubs had to go out of town last night for work, something he hasn't done in a long, long time. he called me yesterday so excited...he found a cleaver. yes, a meat cleaver. he likes smoking meat (among other things) and has been wanting a cleaver so he can chop his meat into proper bbq. the cleavers we've seen are $30+ and that just seems a bit expensive for...a cleaver. he found one for $14. he will be smoking a pork shoulder sunday. and playing with his cleaver.
we are raising leaders in our house. the boy is in the leadership program in karate. aside from the fact that this means his karate belts now have black stripes in them, it also means he is training to be a future instructor. the girl was nominated by her teachers to be on the hawk leadership team at school. good grades, model student...these are the things that qualify her to be on the team. they get to help plan events (like the end of year 8th grade celebration), some in school spirit stuff and field trips and participate in some community service activities.
we had to go to tarjay last night to get the boy some jeans. while the girl will try to wear shorts as long into fall/winter as she can get by w/...the boy would wear jeans all summer if i let him. honestly i don't care so much about him wearing jeans except that i always have to hem his jeans and that is a bitch of a chore. tarjay is a happy place. seriously. i got way to excited about this little throw rug that was on sale. it is bathmat size. turquoise. $2.48! how could i pass that up? so i didn't. and now it is a bathmat in my bathroom. forget the fact that the shower curtain is lilac. the walls are cream so turquoise and lilac match right? lol. there was another rug, about three times that size in black for $3.48. it's now laying on the boys floor covering up the high traffic area. score!
i am still reading the heartshaped box by joe hill (stephen king's son) but last night, because i have a hard time getting to sleep when the hubs isn't home, i started reading the sookie stackhouse books (the ones true blood are based on). i haven't really formed an opinion on them yet, other than so far the writing isn't as great as i thought it would be.