2. The cold weather was pushed in by a cold front that hit us Wednesday night. In anticipation of the storms racing towards Indianapolis, all outdoor soccer was cancelled. The entire family was home by 6:30 to have an actual dinner prepared by me at the same time at the same table. That hasn't happened much at all this school year thanks to high school soccer. It was noisy and boisterous and wonderful.
3. Each month parents at our school prepare food for the teachers to celebrate the birthdays of that month. 8th grade parents were in charge of September. It was the perfect time for me to get some pork out of the freezer in preparation for the next butcher day. Pulled pork for everyone!
4. While getting the teacher's lounge set up with the food, I managed to splash BBQ sauce all over the front of the dress I was wearing that day. (It is the most comfortable dress I have ever owned. I wear it all the time. It's from Land's End and is very reasonably priced.) Of course I wasn't going home for hours and hours and hours. Thankfully, the dress is busy enough and loose enough that a person would to be having to look closely to notice the giant red stains down the front. Even more thankfully, it all came out in the wash that night.
5. Funny how wearing a dress makes people think something special is going on. While I was in the office, before I spilled the BBQ sauce, the principal was in there and we were chatting. She asked if I was headed to work (since I was wearing a dress). When I told her I was laid off, since the preschool didn't have enough kids to fill two rooms this year, she perked up and actually offered me a job on the spot. It would have been the perfect job for me...next year. This year, Cuckoo is only in school for 3 hours three days a week, so I am not available for all of the time she would need me. (Two full days) It's nice to know I could get hired, though. It may lead to something else in the future.
6. I made it through my first week without Cuckoo and without physical therapy to keep me occupied. It is absolutely shocking how many errands a person can get done when she doesn't have a little person or two with her. In one three hour period, I did more things than I normally would have done in three days. While the little boys are really good when I do errands, I never do more than one or two in a row with them. Maybe that's why they are so good. They know it won't last long before they can go home (or somewhere else) to play.
7. You may (or may not) recall that back in May I backed into a car when my van's sensors weren't working. The impact took out one of my taillights. Between the surgery and all of the traveling and physical therapy, repairs were put way down on the list of things to do. With Cuckoo in school, I was finally able to get that fixed. I'm most grateful that we made it through almost four months without a taillight without getting a ticket.
8. While we need a new washer, I am glad that we have one and the dryer that goes with it. This summer has been ridiculously rainy and not hot, so we haven't been able to hang our clothes out on the line very much. Glad we have the dryer as our back-up plan. Especially since one particular 5 year old has had a serious case of bed-wetting lately.
9. I've managed to catch up with several friends over the last week and a half. After the summer, when everyone scatters and we see little of each other, it's nice to get back and chat and see what they've been up to.
10. We have lots of soccer games this weekend and one cross country meet. I'm glad my kids are athletic, because I do love to watch them (and their teammates) play.
That's all for me tonight. Now tell me, what has made you smile this week?
Have a lovely day!
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