Showing posts from September, 2014

Breakfast & Lunch

Look what I found at Target! After working until midnight on Tuesday night I must have been more tired than I thought yesterday morning because I packed Tom's lunch and put it in David's backpack.   David doesn't like peanut butter so he usually has hot lunch.  Tom tried hot lunch at the kindergarten preview and was unimpressed. And when he went in expecting chicken nuggets one time this year and they ran out and substituted something offensive he declared no more hot lunch (please!) so he refused to eat yesterday. He has money in his account. He's five.  I'm surprised they didn't make him take a tray.  Since David didn't touch the packed lunch Tom ate it on the way to pick Alex up from cross country.  

New Job

Someone I love has accepted a new job pending drug test and background check.  It will be a promotion for him and he's very excited.  Live near Hartford long enough and eventually one of the big insurance companies will assimilate you into their collective.  Haha!

A First

Allan took Bailey for a run for the first time today.  He never wanted to take two dogs and Nugget knows that when Allan wears shorts and running shoes that he gets to go but today Nugget slept in so Bailey got to go.

Grade 2

So far Tom is doing well in first grade.  And this: Makes us feel like we made the right decision to for him to start school on time at age 4.  Academically anyway! 


In training.


Someone will have a box of fun to open when he gets back from his business trip tonight!


I took the dogs for their walk this morning and a fox crossed our path.  They took off running like I've never seen before!


David took tickets and Tom stamped hands for re-entry. I had a plan for Allan to pick them up midway through the two hour shift if they got too bored but two snow cones and a bag of popcorn helped them make it the whole time.  
Scouts earned $16 for our shift, we got $10 off a camping trip and I spent $20 on food. Sigh.  
Alex and I spent most of Saturday helping at our church's annual lobster dinner. I was too busy to snap a picture of him in a lobster hat but you can picture it.  
And FYI to those that want to see Alex's confirmation it will take place on a Sunday in June. 


We shall see if they're still smiling after taking tickets at the Four Town Fair for two hours.

Filling the Tank

Bailey is a nervous little dog.  I wonder what her life was like before we rescued her. Sometimes I imagine she has a number of pets that she missed out on and each time I give her some love that negative number gets smaller and smaller. 

The Note

That was the first week of school and I'm pleased to say the second week went off without a note.


I was getting multiple spam blog comments per day so I adjusted my security and then it became too hard or even impossible for real people to comment so I changed it again.  Try it out!


I bought the boys new shoes for school a couple of weeks ago.  And when we got home I realized Tom's were a half size smaller than his current shoes.

So I took them back.  And stood waiting while the cashier took quite some time trying to figure out how to return and resell a pair that had participated in the buy one get one half promotion.

Then I noticed Costco had the exact same brand for $10 less.

Then school started and Tom wore the shoes once.  Then Bailey chewed the tongue out of one shoe.

I checked Sam's Club.  No Skechers.  So I went to Costco and realized they are closed on Labor Day.  Then I went today and of course, they have many pairs of girls Skechers but no boys.

So I went back to Famous Footwear and they are now out of his size.

So I paid $50 for a pair on the clearance rack.  And turned down the buy one get one half promotion because I'm tired of shoes.  Please leave these alone, Bailey I can't take anymore shoe shopping.