10.24.2014

Whirlwind

My mom and I have to get up at 4 tomorrow morning to fly to DC then hit the race expo, nap, pasta dinner and then get up early on Sunday to run.  Add in the post race coma and return trip home on Monday and we are in for a whirlwind of a trip.  Cross your fingers that I don't get stuck at work late tonight.  I rarely sleep well the night before a race so I count on the night before the night before to log some extra ZZZs.

I am so excited for this race, I know it's the opportunity of a lifetime!

10.22.2014

Yes Yes

I guarantee Jim and Arlene did not have this in mind when they bought us the Gel Pro kitchen mat.  

Hartford

We spent the day touring Hartford including a free hour long guided tour of the capital and a library pass sponsored tour of the old state house. Oh! And a delicious lunch at Agave grill. We even took the commuter bus to see how that feels.




10.18.2014

Camping

The whole family is camping in a real tent tonight with the cub scouts.  

After last weekend's tent debacle I'm a little nervous.  David threw up on Alex in the tent in the living room. I hope it doesn't smell. 

10.17.2014

Last Day/Five Years

It's bittersweet!  LEGO is a great company and our family will miss the perks for sure. Off to a new adventure starting 11/3 and until then he's got a to do list a mile long. 

10.16.2014

I'm Really Tired

Allan told me last night Tom was waiting to be tucked in and he yelled, "Dad! c'mon I'm really tired!" 

10.15.2014

Ten

Happy Birthday Nugget

10.10.2014

Teal Pumpkin Project

Oh look Tom didn't know he was doing a kind gesture to kids with allergies.  I will have to make sure we have some safe treats.  

10.09.2014

Tom Silva?

What do you do when you're five and home sick? Watch This Old House of course.

Like father, like son. But usually they watch together. He independently put it on after Allan went to work. 

10.08.2014

Acetone


Allan loves acetone.  He has a big metal bottle of it that I'm pretty sure has been hand carried trhough more than one move.  He loves to recommend acetone and a wire brush for cleaning anything. Including stinky boys as a joke.  

Tom wanted to paint his pumpkin green. I had some paint that I used last year to make minion pumpkins so I mixed yellow and blue and let him paint the thing right on the front step.  I remember that paint cleaning up easily. Apparently the surface type is a huge factor.  

Allan told me the green drips on the step wouldn't come off easily or even at all. I assured him the hose would take care of it.  

Sigh. Figure 1 is after a serious hosing.  I had to resort to acetone and the wire brush. And worse I had to suffer through a major marital I'm right and you're wrong.  And I will have subtle green drips to remind me of it as long as we live in this house. 

Figure 1
Figure 2


10.05.2014

iBye

We had to retire our 2006 iMac yesteday. It served us well but started dying a few weeks ago and we opted to shut it down so we can transfer the data before it bites the dust completely. Of course Allan has the original box.  

10.04.2014

A Girl

Alex danced with a girl at the school dance last night and I promised to be mature about it and not tease him. It will not be easy!   

I asked him to tell me her name.  Silence.  I asked him to tell me if it's the same girl he was interested in last year and he said he didn't want to answer that question. I'm going with yes. 

10.01.2014

Three Weeks

I was half hoping Allan would be told to surrender his laptop and get his personal effects when he submitted his resignation yesterday because he could use a break right now but, alas, he wasn't and now we have a countdown to his last day.