Monday, September 03, 2007

Pools, paper, movies and moose


September....is it the end of summer already? Can't be. It just can't be. It's just now getting hot around here! We've had a really mild summer for the Central Valley. It's been over 100 for about a week now though. Though it will stay warm through October, this is probably the last heat wave we'll have. Summer is definitely my favorite season, but I do also look forward to fall....The food in pots, warm baked goods, that slight crispness in the air. Love all of it. I'll even take the first rain. But after that, I can't wait for flip flops and tank tops again. September for some reason also seems like a time for new beginnings. I think it must be the kid in me that remembers the new year starts in September, not January. I feel the desperate need to organize and reorganize. I've got a list going already....organize pantry and pots and pan cupboard, clean out the junk drawer and cupboard below...go through Jake's clothes and bag up the ones for donation. Stuff like that. I've had 3 days to get started on this...do you think I've done a single thing? Nope. But hey! I've made the list...the list is better than nothing, right? Right. I will get it done though, it all needs to get done.
Pete is still gone in Idaho/Wyoming (he's right on the border of both states). He's been hunting for moose. (what the heck am I supposed to do with moose?!) He called Friday night and he'd found one to pounce on the next morning. So Sunday he calls and he got it. So you'd think he'd be on his way home, right? Well, no. He's got two other guys there he's got to guide. uhggg. He'll be home by Wednesday or Thursday. And then one more week until we go to Hawaii!!! Woo hooo!
Does anyone know of any good movies to rent? Whenever Pete is gone I take the kids to the video store to pick out a couple to watch and of course I get me one or two too. I was walking around there though and nothing really looked good. Do you have any recommendations? Seriously, I probably haven't seen 1/2 of the movies that have come out in the last year. And I'm sick of watching Air Buddies. I mean they're cute pups and all...but good lord if I see it one more time I might go nuts! I did rent Bridge to Tarabithia...and if you haven't seen it yet, it's a really great story. I remember reading the book as a kid and the movie is just great. Totally reminds me of being a kid...missing having that unstoppable imagination. Where did those days go, huh?
That's all we've really been doing this weekend. Hanging out at the pool and watching movies...Jake has learned if he plays in his room, Megan won't bug him. So I've had a few quiet afternoons with him upstairs playing by himself. It's kind of cool! Saturday we met my friend Kathleen and her son and went over to Berkeley to the Paper Source. Kind of a wasted trip. I mean, it's a cool store I guess....I guess if you have lots of money. Cuz it's pretty darn expensive. It's more geared towards stationary and card making but they had some BEAUTIFUL hand made papers that were hard to resist. Except for the price. uggg! Some of them were 12 dollars a piece! 12 dollars! They are pretty big...maybe 14x18 but still. The 2 I got were 8 dollars a piece. I still can't believe I bought two pieces of paper for 16 bucks. Crazy.
Well, I'm getting bugged for Air Buddies again.....help me!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cute pics of my grandkids! Thanks, CoreyAnn.

camport said...

aw, what a sweet grandparent comment. My dad FINALLY got my mom high speed internet, so I should be getting some of the like.

SO excited for you that you get to escape to Hawaii.

No good movies on my list. It's all animated here. Love the pool pics!

:)

Melissa said...

I'm with you on teh organizing and cleaning and such. It's all about September. A big part is becuase when Christmas rolls around I want a place to put the new stuff that enters the house...

:) Have so much fun in hawaii...i am so jealous. I've never been :)

Jude said...

Moose??? Huh... I will ask my old boss at the salon, he was a big hunter. (i know, you don't picture a male hair stylist as a hunter, but he is!!LOL) I loved Memoirs of A Geisha... a good chick flick. :) I also got The last SIn Eater and it was good too, but I read the book, and I think that helped. Have a fun week, and be sure and show us what you make with that primo paper K???

Ronda P. said...

Love the pool shots.....can't believe it is September already..where did summer go? I just rented the Prestige....Hugh Jackman....good movie....I am behind so these are movies from awhile ago....The Holiday....very cute...loved it....Music & Lyrics....can you see the type of movie I like!

Cheryl Wray said...

I LOVE Summer and hate that it's gone (athough we still haven't gotten below 92 around here; which, though, is a great break because we had the over 100s for two weeks straight!) But I do love the cooler weather and the football!! yay!!!
I am in an organizing mood too; I jst can't make myself actually DO it! LOL
I'm SO behind on movies, but I rented The Holiday a month or so ago and LOVED it. Highly recommend it if you haven't seen it already.

Cheryl Wray said...

And, oh, I can totally relate to the moose thing. My husband has gone bear hunting!!! Not sure he's in his right mind, actually...lol

Kimberly White said...

Yikes - $8 for a sheet of paper (it must be gorgeous! - but who can resist paper????) Hope you have a wonderful day! Kim
PS. I'm with you on the list ... it gets me going (even if I don't do it all!)