Saturday, August 30, 2008

Okay, I know it's been a long time!!

Okay, I know, I know.. it's been a very long time since I've posted anything. I guess I've been busy? Actually, it feels like Summer break since my kid's just off-tracked yesterday afternoon and will be off for the next 5 1/2 weeks. Since I'm not working full-time anymore, it really feels like yesterday was the last day of school and it feels great! I've been busy with the following:
  • Taxi Mom- S is now seeing a tutor 2 days a week, S & T both have soccer practice 2x a week
  • San Diego travel plans- we leave for San Diego in 7 days and I always get so involved in planning our trips from reading reviews, spotting out great, interesting places to eat, etc.. I now have our who trip planned out by date. We decided to go with the Go San Diego Card and I've booked our days to get the most bang for our buck. The kids can't wait to go to Legoland & the Zoo. I'm looking forward to Belmont Park (like Santa Cruz) and having family beach sunset pictures.
  • Substitute teaching- I've worked a couple of days a week. I now have to say that 3rd grade is my favorite grade to teach! It's strange now that I run into students in town that know me from subing and say hi Mrs. W. It's kind of a neat feeling!
  • Pet Sitting- I'm watching my friend's 5 animals. I've been worried about the 2 outdoor dogs since the last 3 days have been 100+ days. My kid's have been wanting a dog for so long and I'm not sure that they want one now since I have been having them help with the responsibilities in the evening. They want a cat now, but our agreement before we got married was no cats. I guess they will have a wait until they move out:((
  • Royal Pirates 2010 Cruise- prices and more information just came out for our group cruise for June 26, 2010 to the Caribbean. A few of us just booked our rooms thanks to being repeat RCCL customers. It seems that all I can think about is this awesome upcoming cruise!
  • Breaking Dawn- I only have 80 more pages to read! I'm trying to make this book last since it's the last one in the series. Unfortunately, I know I'll be done before we leave for San Diego and will need to find another book to bring. Any suggestions??

Wow! I did not expect to write so much. Sorry to ramble on.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Great Weekend!

We had a great weekend! Hubby decided that he needed a weekend break from working lots of overtime over the last couple of months! On Saturday we went and saw Disney's Wall.E. Is was just okay for me. I prefer the very colorful Disney animation films, but there was 2 messages in this film that were tastefully done. The love story between Wall.E. and Eve was cute! After the movie we did some shopping in the Dublin/P-Town area and then headed over to hubby's cousin's house to bring over the new incredible "Oasis of the Seas" brochure that I got in the mail from our travel agent. We can't wait for our 2010 Royal Pirates Group Cruise!! We love spending time with D, TC, R, & S!! It's funny how D. is family, but I would have picked her as a friend; we have a lot of fun together and get along well!
On Sunday, hubby got 4 tickets from his old boss to the Raider Nation Fan Celebration at the Oakland Coliseum! We were able to go into the coliseum an hour before the general public. We went all decked out in our Raider's gear and had a blast! The kids got lots of freebies. In the evening, celebrated my inlaw's birthdays. I can't believe that my oldest nephew (age 12) is now 5 inches taller than me and wears size 11.5 shoes!!! He is playing tackle football and looks like an adult!! Scary to think that my own kids will very soon be taller than me too!
Picture of Silly S. on Friday night before we starting watching the Olympic Opening Ceremonies!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Red Sky At Night!

We had the most gorgeous RED sky last night!! It was so beautiful. I'm so partial to colorful sunsets. Is the old saying “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning” true, or is it just an old wives’ tale? Well, in our case last night, it would have been a sailor's delight in sailing this morning.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Breaking Dawn

Okay, I'm obsessed! I did something that I've never done before on Friday night (or should I say Saturday early morning). Some friends and I went to the book release of the final book of the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer at our local Barnes and Noble. Boy, I felt so old being around all these teeny-boppers at the release party. I just finished book 2 and I'm starting book 3 today.