Monday, June 06, 2005

Counting down!!


Nine days left until school is out. Sebastian should be the one that's excited, not me! But here I am, counting down the days, and I'm not really sure why.

This was his first year of school, and sometimes I think he adjusted to kindergarten far more than I did :). For the first couple weeks I would stand at the bus stop as his bus pulled away, blubbering like an idiot wondering where the last five years had gone. Over time though, those three hours he was in school each day were actually the first hours I had gotten for myself since he was born, and I've grown to really appreciate them.

Next year, his school days will be a bit longer, and I hope he handles that okay. This summer, I have a lot planned for him as far as continuing to work on his handwriting, reading and other things that will help him get a nice jump start for the school year. It's a very nice thing having a mother-in-law who is a teacher. She brought home a lot of work books and penmanship paper for us to use, so I kind of have a well-rounded summer program set up for him.

Had a fairly uneventful weekend. I like those. Uneventful generally means that nothing blew up, broke, or croaked, and that we avoided drama and tragedy.

Hit the mall, got my nails done, picked up a present for a birthday party Seb is going to next weekend. Went to the new Olive Garden that just went in by the mall, was a very nice dinner.

Sunday I chased the dogs around the deck in a vain attempt to give them baths. That took most of my afternoon and by the time I was done I decided I didn't feel like doing much of anything else.

I did hear a bit of good news, though. Actually it's more of a rumor than anything else, but it's sounding like Starbucks bought the former PNC bank building in town, which is like, just down the road from me. If this is true, I would be one happy camper. I'm going to refrain from getting too excited though. I've lived in this town long enough to know that every good thing that has a possibility to happen generally gets shot down by some uptight asshole at the town meetings worried about parking or heavy traffic going in and out of the store. It's people like this who have made this town the wasteland that it is.

Starbucks, though... ;)

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