Wednesday, September 03, 2008

life tidbits...

Life seems to be moving at a fast pace these days. I'm not extraordinarily busy, but the school year has such a different feel to it than the summer, and I don't think I've quite found my rhythm yet. I love a slow, relaxed pace, and school days don't seem to offer much of that for me.

So, because I'm feeling a bit random with my days, I'm offering you a random post. Oh boy!

The Blog. Thanks for your feedback regarding my header. I contacted my blog designer and she re-coded it for me and now I can see it in both of my browsers, and you should be able to as well. So happy about that! For those of you who thought I meant that "I" was going to personally fix it, sorry to disappoint you, but thanks for thinking I was capable.

Facebook. Oh my gosh. I've been totally sucked into the Facebook vortex (I borrowed that phrase from Elaine, who has been sucked in too). So much for that post on time management. Not only have I caught up with friends from high school and both colleges I went to, but I've found elementary school friends as well! It's been so much fun. I'm not planning to attend my 20 year high school reunion this fall, but now I sorta wish I was.

The Weather. It definitely feels like fall is in the air. Everyone went to school this morning in jeans and jackets because it's been quite cool. Last night we slept with the windows open and this morning our house is F-R-E-E-Z-I-N-G. It's supposed to warm up to about 70 (perfect) and be a beautiful day. I love these cool, crisp mornings! Makes me want to pull out my fall decorations and put them up. I just might have to do that this afternoon.

Sarah Palin. You know what? I like her. I think she won me over when she responded to a reporter's question about her favorite designers with "Patagonia and The North Face". Woohoo...that's my kind of girl! I've always been a "word" girl, and one quirky thing about me is that I see words in my head. When you tell me your name or a city or pretty much anything else, I usually see it spelled out in my head. I know, it's WEIRD, but love me, love my quirks. Anyway, for some reason, I keep seeing "Plain" instead of "Palin" in my head. I think she's anything but plain, and I'm not dyslexic, so I don't know what's going on there. Maybe it's some crazy subliminal message. Don't know. As for her family stuff...I'm not going to judge her. There's enough of that going on. I thought John had a great post about the merciless media yesterday.

Kids. Abbey missed 3 days of school last week. She had a cold and was running a temp. Poor thing. She's feeling much better, but is still sniffling. Sarah and Will have both complained of sore throats, but so far haven't missed any school. Everyone here that I know has had some version of this lately. I'm trying really hard to keep us well.

Where is my Brain? I've felt so out of it the last few days. Monday evening I was mixing up some brownies for my family, and I measured everything according to the high altitude directions. I kept mixing and mixing and wondering why the mix was still powdery. I asked John to read the directions and see if he could figure out what was wrong. He picked up the measuring cup filled with all the liquid ingredients and said, "Ummmmmm, maybe you could try adding this?" Have you seen my brain? It seemed to have disappeared yesterday too.

Homework. It's back with a vengeance. We spent two hours doing homework with Will and Sarah last night. Two hours on top of the seven hours they spent in school. I just think that is too much for them. Way too much. I don't have anything good to say here, so I'm just going to quit.

The Weekend. I'm ready for it. We have something very fun planned. More on that later. My laundry beckons.

16 comments:

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Maybe your brain is crossing Sarah Palin with Sarah Plain and Tall (the book and movie). = ) I keep wanting to do the same thing in my head.

If you come across my brain will you mail it back to me? I'm having similar problems.

Trish said...

Hi Meredith, I'm glad to see you are back!!

I don't subscribe to a reader so I had to come check things out here and you were back with a vengence!!

So about Facebook.....all my friends do it, I have an account and use it ocaisionally, but fortunaely have avoided that Vortex so far!

Sarah Palin........love her! would not wish the media scrutiny on even my worst enemy.......so I'm off to read what John has to say.

Wlecome back!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I posted about SP today, too! :)

Gina said...

Mer,
Amen.
To all of it.

Gretchen said...

Today was our first day back. I'm still in shock, I think.

Lurved John's media post.

Feelin' ya very strongly about the rhythm thing. One day, I hope. :)

What a tease you are...let us know about your weekend right.now! :)

Becky said...

I keep mixing up Sarah Palin's name too. I agree with Stephanie that it is the Sarah Plain and Tall book/movie. As for Facebook...I have been sucked into the Vortex as well but it is fun.

Elizabeth said...

I'm with you on the homework thing. They definitely have too much. Even my kindergartener is bringing work home.

Btw, I gave you a little award today. I hope you like it!

~Elizabeth

Amber said...

How is it that so many people can share the exact same opinion on so many issues!?

Especially homework, Sarah Palin, and Facebook....

Angie said...

I'm nodding in agreement to what you and all the previous commenters said. :)

Especially about Sarah, Plain and Tall. I can't help it.

And Facebook. Speaking of word games, there are some on there that you'll LOVE. That's where I get sucked in!

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Maybe if my laundry beckoned, I'd be more inclined to do it.

Instead it puts on its boxing gloves and pulls a big one-two straight out of a Slyvester/mouse/kangaroo mix up cartoon.

Tiffani said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of that temperature out there...it's still in the 90's in Georgia...it was slightly (and I mean slightly) cool on the playground at church tonight and it made my mouth water for crisp evenings/mornings!! I can't wait! I love facebook, too and it's such a great way to reconnect and stay in touch! Hope your weekend is worth the wait...

Tiffani said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of that temperature out there...it's still in the 90's in Georgia...it was slightly (and I mean slightly) cool on the playground at church tonight and it made my mouth water for crisp evenings/mornings!! I can't wait! I love facebook, too and it's such a great way to reconnect and stay in touch! Hope your weekend is worth the wait...

elaine@bloginmyeye said...

Aaaaaaaaaaah!!! Loved that brownie story! (BTW, spent WAY too much time looking at flair today!)

The Motls said...

I got totally blocked by your comment about seeing things spelled out in your head. My sister and I had a big discussion about this one day. Someone should do research! I was amazed when she said she saw words spelled out. When you say "Christmas" she sees C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S in her head. I see a Christmas tree lit up, presents, all sorts of images. That is just fascinating to me! I'm glad I found your blog...I'm going to finish reading it now!

Lisa said...

That is so funny about you seeing words spelled out in your head. I DO TOO!!! My sister-in-law is a speech path and she sees words too. Her example is "apple" - we see a-p-p-l-e and some people see shiny, red fruit. Our husbands, who actually are dyslexic, think we're crazy. I am so fascinated by how people learn so differently. It's really helped me with my kids. Hayley sees fruit, Caitlin sees letters. BTW, I agree about too much homework. It's not right. Aren't the teachers supposed to be teaching them at school? If I wanted to teach them I'd be homeschooling!

Megan O. said...

I keep thinking the Sarah Plain and Tall thing too!! I cracked up when you said that about seeing words in your head because I do the same thing.