The Sunday Salon: Back to Normal

Sunday Salon

After a hellish week of illness, I am back to normal. Well, almost. I am about 95% back but I feel so much better. Thanks for all your well wishes. They worked!

Part of getting back to a normal routine meant me going to the market (two of them actually) to stock-up on all the stuff we ran out of while I was sick. I hate the market! I hate spending all of that money but what can you do? The kids have to eat. If it were just me, I could live on grilled cheese and salad but the kids, they want (and need) a bit more. I got yelled at by cranky people though because all they had were two EXPRESS lanes open and there I was, with like…1000 items. I hate to be THAT person but it wasn’t my fault. I let someone in front of me but I couldn’t let everyone in front of me, or I’d be there all day.

All that food translated to a full day of cooking. I made tacos for tonight, and chicken tortilla soup for tomorrow night when my son and I will be standing in line to get tickets for the show my kids are in. The show is not until February, but to get the best seats, you literally have to camp out. Last time, we got there at 2pm and the box office opened at 5:30pm. This time, I can’t get their that early so we’ll see what kind of seats we get. Since they both have rehearsal as well, the soup will come in handy once they get home.

Some updates:

Winter Formal 2012
Winter Formal: Will you go with me??

The Boy got asked to the winter formal so all is good. I was on pins and needles! This “girl ask boy” thing is always a bit nerve-wracking. She gave him boxes full of candy with cute sayings inside. Oh, to be young again.

The Boy had his cross-country banquet last week and now he is heading into track. This is new to us as well but with a lot of the same people in track, I am thinking it’s going to be another great experience.

The Girl opted NOT to attend cheerleading camp. Say what?? She has been bugging me for over a year but she took one look at the brochure and changed her mind. Apparently, the girl doing splits in the air was not inspiring to her. I could tell she was freaking herself out, but I didn’t want to push her. Instead, she wants me to take her to a cheer/tumbling class first so she can see first hand what she’ll be expected to do. Sounds reasonable to me.

Well, I’ve said enough for today. I hope you are enjoying what’s left of Sunday. Tonight, my son is playing “waiter” at a holiday dinner show so we are going to try to capture a pic for the Christmas card before he leaves. Wish us luck. Hoping that the Otter Pup is a bit more discreet with her privates this year. Last year I had to photoshop them out which made her look very strange.

Oh, and in case you want to know what I am reading…I am still reading The Twelve. I read tiny bits here and there but I am almost done with it. I am also reading The Round House and This Cake is for the Party. What are reading?

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28 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: Back to Normal”

  1. So so glad that you are feeling better and back to normal…your life is always so busy!

    I am just about to choose a new next book…not sure what I am in the mood for!

    Doesn’t it feel good to know what you are going to eat for the next few days?

  2. Glad you are better! I am reading Bleak House for the Read Along, The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier and listening to an Irish Country Courtship by Patrick Taylor. Love listening to the Irish accents!

  3. Okay how cute are those candy grams?! Seriously! Also, standing in line for kids’ performance? Dude, do your kids go to Julliard? I mean, really? I can’t imagine waiting in line to see a high school performance. Also, grilled cheeses rock my world. My mom used to give me to slices of white bread, cheese, and a microwave. LOL.

    1. You crack me up. Not Julliard, but a big a community theater which performs at a big performing arts center. They always sell out. 1300 seats! Six shows

  4. Glad u r feeling better Ti. I hate grocery shopping, but always love when we have a house full of food; SECURITY….LOL

    I hope you enjoy the Round House as much as I did.

  5. Glad to hear you’re feeling better. Sinus infections are the worst. 😦

    I’m reading Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi. It’s different and interesting and well written (er, unlike this comment?). I find that I’m liking it’s individual parts, but I’m not sure I’m getting the whole picture…

  6. I’m glad that you’re starting to feel a bit better! I hate grocery shopping too and spending all that money. Glad that The Boy was asked to the Winter Formal. Sounds like life is going full-steam at your house!! I once saw an ad in a scrapbook magazine that had a dog in the photo and lo’ behold there was his thingie bright pink as all get out! I laughed my ass off and thought the next month I get that magazine someone will have noticed…but no, there it was again. I have to admit that I found it very very amusing. But then again, I am a bit twisted 😀

  7. I’m telling you, I think I hate grocery shopping more and more every single week. And it’s the same reason – the money. I had to LOL at your comment that you could live on grilled cheese and salad … SAME HERE. My kids (and husband) don’t understand that one can exist happily on soup and perhaps some sliced cheese. {sigh}

    Glad you’re feeling better!

  8. I’m so glad the winter dance thing worked out. But between you and me? I think we need to introduce The Boy and my daughter. She is going to be running track as well. And if you want to talk turdish children…I’m here anytime. I’ve got a couple.

  9. So glad you are better, Ti! I was away all week at my step-father’s funeral, so I left the blogs neglected, but I am back now, so all should return to normal. I am so glad that the Boy got asked, and the way she did it is so cute! Ahh, as you said, young romance! I am reading The Raven’s Heart. It’s good, but I am only a few pages in. So much to do, so little time, and my heart is just not into reading nowadays. I am listening to Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter though, and that is going well. Have a Happy and Healthy week!

    1. You’d know! My daughter is actually very flexible and coordinated but she doesn’t think she is. She sees the girls flying everywhere and changes her mind every time.

  10. So much happening! If there are only two lanes opened and they’re both Express it means none of them is express, right? Oh retail logic!

    The boxes are super-cute!

  11. Um ok…who is Otter Pup? Because I have all sorts of visuals in my head THAT I NEED TO GO AWAY. Thanks. 🙂

    And I hear you on the grilled cheese. Except mine would be cereal. It doesn’t require grilling. Though I do need to know if you eat your grilled cheese with ketchup.

    Glad you’re feeling better. Scott listened to The Twelve and wasn’t impressed. He’s now listening to IT after telling me for months that there was no way. Says “that narrator guy is pretty good.” Me: “I told you so.”

    Happy Friday!

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