I love planners. Organizers. Datebooks. Whatever you want to call them.
After MUCH trial and error (that is, buy and eventually toss)...I settled on this:
From Greenroom...8.5x11, although they came smaller. Lots of room to write. Perfect amount of space...loved the layout. Notice...ALL past tense. Can't find them at Target anymore...and not even on the GreenRoom website. SO sad.
Another problem. I keep my book by my computer. But I'm finding I also want something in my purse. I don't want to put stuff on my phone. I need/want paper and pen. I also have a calendar on the fridge...this is where the family looks for what's going on. And for the most part it's blank, as I really don't want to write life's schedule in 3 different places.
I'm excited though. Maybe even Iz can meet us there. And according to my phone, there's just a little cloud...no rain. Yet.
Whatever. Apple pie, carmel & ice cream is calling my name! And maybe a few pictures. :)
2. Got my cadet's plane ticket for Christmas Break!!
Wooohooooo!! So tricky trying to navigate test schedules, bus schedules, and itineraries...all while trying not to pay a million dollars.
Turns out we had miles on Alaska (not United, yay!!) and there was ONE itinerary that worked out perfectly!!! Whole ticket cost $28...with insurance. I am so excited. Two whole weeks!
Waiting for Luke to get me his schedule so we can fly him home too... coughcoughHURRYUPLUKEcoughcough....
And this one's mine! :) Yarn is bought for #8 and #9...
Makes crocheting take twice as long when she paws and chews the yarn as I go. Bleh. I seriously walked in the other day and caught her LICKING the skein. Gross. Not to mention the hairball issue.
4. Ian stayed after school yesterday....
To practice the trumpet with his band teacher. He wants to surprise Shelby with Taps at bedtime when she comes home for Thanksgiving. So Mr. Norman worked with him yesterday. Ian says it's going great. I just sincerely hope Shelby recognizes the song when he plays it. <3
5. Couldn't resist these:
Plan to use these on care packages to Iowa & New York. :)
Yeah, just so we're clear...this is NOT what they look like. Made them, threw away the recipe, will not make them again.
If I had a horse I might. Because they're really oat bars. With Rolo candy added. You can't even taste the chocolate & carmel, it's so oaty. They should be called oaty-prance-in-the-meadow bars.
Grrrr. I wanted these to be fabulous. They LOOK fabulous. SO disappointed. :(
2. Words With Friends.
Yes, I am officially the last person on earth to start playing this game. And it's really Words with Friend, because I just play with Iz.
Totally addicted. And I am still protesting that 'flapsy' is not a word. Like if a flag is whipping in the wind, it is flapsy. Luke, walking around in size 13 shoes...sounds flapsy. Caution: not wearing a bra can make one flapsy. SEE? Totally a word.
BTW, loquat IS a word. Do you know what it is without looking?
3. From Saturday's football game:
Ian & Lane. Love these boys. Here's to many years of football together. And Go Titans! They play in the championship game this Saturday. :)
4. So Miss Sandy went on vacation, and look what she brought me!
These are not regular Peachy-O's. They are Amish Peachy-O's. Sandy went to Wisconsin and bought them at the Amish store. And they are delicious. :)
5. The rope climb.
Shelby's Combatives class has changed to Military Movement class. Which I think is fitness and a gigantor indoor obstacle course.
She was texting me yesterday...practicing the rope climb.
Not texting WHILE rope climbing. See the first black mark? It kind of blends in with the railing. Then there's a red mark above that.
And then there's another black mark up by the freaking rafters. That's the one you have to get to, to pass the rope climb.
She was so happy...she'd been up and down to the black mark 3 times. Evidently my daughter is part mountain goat, I just didn't know. Go Shelby!! Only 36 days until Thanksgiving Break! :)
Happy Monday.... And a loquat is a yellow plum-like fruit, native to Japan or China... saw it on the Food Channel ;)
We played Bellingham, and battled to 5 sets before losing a heart breaker.
But my very, very, very favorite part???
Belle played against her cousin Sophia last night...and oh my word. Can I just say that Sophia is one amazing libero (digger in the back row). I'm guessing she's around 5'4"...but it's like playing an octopus back there. She gets to EVERYTHING! :)
Great games girls...
Here's to the weekend. Some football. More volleyball. Laundry. And a HUGE purge going on in my scrapbook room. There is one mother of a sale coming people....