Things here have been very busy with the start of school. I'm usually very organized but I've already had to run back out to the stores for a pair of sneakers, a graphing calculator and an English/Spanish dictionary. I still have to find one of those pencil sharpeners that has a "cap" on it that catches all the shavings. I'm sure I've bought 50 of these so far since the Daughter started her school career, but of course she can't find one that she has two matching parts for. At least that's only going to set me back another dollar or so.
There is already talk starting in the house about getting another dog. From the Husband and Daughter. Not so much me...
Our annual block party was scheduled for this past Saturday. A bunch of us gathered at the usual spot, wondering why as time passed why some of the "regulars" were not joining us. Then a neighbor drove up and told us it was canceled due to the weather (we were supposed to get some bad storms). Apparently one of the people who usually sort of somewhat organizes it, decided it should be postponed, and texted ONE neighbor, who told one neighbor. I have no idea why the entire rest of the neighborhood was not informed of this. We're all on an email list that was used to confirm the date of the block party in the first place - it's not like there was no way to let everyone know. So, since a bunch of us were there anyway, and we had a tent, we braved the weather and partied anyway! We decided to order pizza and wings and told the delivery guy to bring it to the tent at the end of the street. It was actually one of the most fun block parties we ever had!
There is some pack of wild dogs or coyotes or something nearby that barks up a storm in the evening, and at dawn. I'd prefer an owl softly calling, or birds singing a cheerful tune as I'm falling asleep and waking up.
Gas is getting too expensive, people! $4.19 gas ain't gonna help Obama get re-elected.
I was at church this afternoon and a gentleman said to me that a "rule" he likes is to do at least one nice thing for someone else a day, but don't tell anyone about it, otherwise it cancels it out. I kinda like that. (So I'm not going to tell you what I was doing at church this afternoon then, lol. :-)
We've been watching The A-Team on Netflix. Granted, I realize people have some valid complaints about the content on Netflix, but I find *plenty* to watch for $8/month. I mostly watch the tv shows (as does our daughter) and I love it. If you have Netflix, what good shows or movies have you found to watch? (Everybody Loves Raymond was just added btw - like all 9 seasons!)