1/17/12 – I couldn’t stop laughing when I clicked on this post that I started to write a few days ago. It was sitting in my drafts folder and I forgot how far I got down the list. Ha!! Apparently, I didn’t get that far. 1. and 2. were riveting, though, don’t ya think?
Okay, so maybe I’ll start over with the list.
1. Mike and Max went to the Caps game on Friday night and there was so much excitement in the air. Max has become a huge Caps fan, so when he got tickets and a cool hat from Aunt Jen for Christmas, he started counting down the days until January 13th. And not only was he going to a game, but afterwards he was going to stay up all night with his friends at a church lock-in. He sanctioned this day as special in so many ways that he looked at me funny when I said we still had to do school on Friday.
But I lightened it up for him quite a bit. We finished our health unit on nutrition, practiced multiplication tables (no writing!), and made a poster for the game. Not a bad day in homeschool. 🙂
The game was fantastic and one of the players scored a rare hat-trick so people threw down their hats onto the ice in his honor. I was watching the game from home and all I could do was hope Max wasn’t going to impulsively throw his! No worries, though. He had no desire to let go of his awesome hat, but he did come home with a plan for next time. He’s going to buy five “cheap and useless hats” and bring a few to each game to throw down on the ice.
That is cute on so many levels.
2. Onto another subject. Hair. Yes or no? Can a 37 year-old wear her hair in a side ponytail? I’ve never followed hair trends and felt a little silly doing this so I took it out right before I left the house. I think the twisty-loose-curled-low-side-ponytail thingy looks cute. But it is appropriate at my age?
3. Here are a few random memories from the past two weeks. In many ways January feels like the longest month ever and the winter blahs are prevalent. All of us have been sick and I’ve been the lucky one to get this cold virus twice. It has sucked the energy right out of me. But I love my new camera and can appreciate the sunny days we’ve had this month, bringing lots of light for indoor pictures.
Painting a sunset (then it was Rapunzel’s tower)
Doing school over here while Max does his work at the kitchen table. Wait a minute. Where’s Max??
My sister surprised me with this scarf that she made from a yarn called Starbella. It’s really soft and the colors are fun, I love it. She’s going to make a bunch to sell soon so I posted the picture on Facebook. The scarf got a lot of compliments, and reading them was a fun way to spend a Friday (along with cutting out pictures of food from magazines and making a Caps poster). When Mike got home he asked me about the scarf and said it looked like silly bands.
It is a wonder why he was an engineer for all those years then left to follow his call into youth ministry instead of into the fashion industry.
I guess I’m glad about that.