Saturday, March 18, 2006

Back to school

I'm very much not ready to go back to school on Monday. I didn't accomplish my whole list of things to do, but I definitely got a lot done and even a little relaxation squeezed in between. I probably should have also squeezed in some homework. ;) All in good time.

I really want to see the new movie, "She's the Man". Not just because it looks funny, but also because it is based on "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare. Should be good for a laugh.

Well, I'm mainly just posting to do a little update on life. Not much to report, just working on the house and prepping for school. Sorry for the lack of wit, but I'm a mom...I'm entitled to some portion of dullness.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Beer and Architecture

This is an advertisement we saw on one of the trains around London and I loved it. It's hard to see around the glare but here's what it says:

It's inspired Britain's best architecture."

Just something interesting!

This is an interesting sight in London. This is near the Thames and is constructed from various appliances. It is meant to show us how many appliances an average person uses up in their lifetime. This sucker is tall. If you look at the middle you can see the stovetop of an oven and that will give you an idea of how big it is.

Moms Gone Wild: My plans for spring break

So, spring break is upon us and I'm loving it. This is the only week in the semester that I have to catch up on all that I have neglected and blamed on school.

On my TO DO list:
finish painting the front hall
organize my hubby's office (call and make sure it doesn't consume me, will ya girls?)
file our taxes
refile my FAFSA
clean every room in the house spotless and yell at anyone that lets in the tiniest speck of dirt (like a real mom would do)
paint my downstairs bathroom
clear off my back porch
organize my house better
try to acquire some more furniture for my sparse living room
find a little "me" time
and continue in the neverending battle against the forces of evil (it's a part-time job but the hubby likes the costume)

I, of course, will not accomplish all this but it's worth a try. I would also love to sleep in but will still need to get up to get the kiddos off to school. Speaking of, we took the kids and their friend to Brighton yesterday and it was the first time that I went along. I must tell you that there is nothing quite like seeing your little ones navigating the slopes on a snowboard like a pro. My girl even rode the lift by herself for the first time. That was pretty scary for a mom, but I soon saw that she knew what she was doing and I didn't need to fear.

New stuff with me:
I am in the middle of reading The Chronicles of Narnia and I'm loving them. I'm on the second book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I didn't know if they were going to be too ambitious of a read, but it is written for a younger audience and is pretty enjoyable. They made me want to see that movie that they made about it.

I also had to change one of my classes to an audit because the stress of a full load was not helped by the fact that this particular class is completely dull, difficult, and taught by a professor that is somewhat dry. No offense, but I've been in college for almost 8 years and I think I have some knowledge on the subject.

Well, that will be all for now. You may all proceed with your lives until I have something else of significance to share. Love ya!