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Museum Day!

So rare for me but yesterday I got to enjoy an “adult” breakfast. That meant no kids and adult conversation. What a treat! I met up with some friends and then after breakfast we headed over to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). There, we feasted our eyes on contemporary art and also a special exhibit on Japanese art from 1615-1868. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and no smog! A rarity for sure!. I enjoyed every minute of it.

I did not get a lot of reading done since I was gone most of the day but I did manage to read a chapter or two of The Lace Reader. I am loving this book! I will post the review here when I am finished but it may take me awhile. I am savoring every word right now and don’t want it to end.

School starts this week for the kids. I know… so soon! I have a kindie meeting tonight with the teacher and then the next couple of days will be spent getting used to the schedule. I have two kids in school now so I will have to iron out the schedule as far as”making lunches, laying out clothes”, etc. It’s a lot for one person to remember so I am going to share my expectations with my husband so he is well aware of what I need in the way of help.

The beginning of school is always exciting but also a bit of work. I’d love to be able to take the week off so I could prepare for it but that’s a dream for sure. Wish us luck!

A Real Life Peter Brady

My son woke up the other day with a frog in his throat. This morning he woke up with a completely different voice. He’s not sick.. hasn’t been sick at all. My husband said his voice is changing. He just turned 10. I thought that happened in junior high! I remember the Brady Bunch episode about Peter’s voice changing. I always got a hoot out of that episode. Click here to see the clip.

Next week my daughter starts Kindie. It’s all happening so fast. I remember the infant stage. I was not a fan of it. Don’t get me wrong… holding your newborn infant is something that can never be matched with anything else, but I didn’t do any of it well. I was not one of those moms that could juggle the baby in the infant seat, a designer bag on her arm and look like she just walked out of the salon. I was the mom with spit-up on her shoulder and I had to have post-it notes on my steering wheel reminding me of stuff like a) don’t forget kid in car or b) make sure kid is strapped in. I had nightmares about leaving the baby in the shopping cart at Target. Get the picture?

So now, fast forward..here I am with a 5th grader and a Kindergartner! Today she is enjoying her first field trip (ever!) with her summer camp. The good thing is that my son is going too so he promised to keep an eye on her. They are going to Medieval Times where they will enjoy lunch and view a jousting tournament. They should have a blast! She is very excited about the school bus. My son is not so excited about the school bus as there is no AC but we won’t go there.

On a side note.. my son’s reading agreement with me is going well. We swapped some of the books around as he said they were not “readable” but he is on his last one and not complaining too much so I consider it a success! I am still reading Special Topics In Calamity Physics. It’s a long one and hard to get thru but I have to finish it by my book group meeting which is this Thursday. Wish me luck!