Posts Tagged ‘ice_skating’
written 8/25/13 – Hi! Welcome to my blog.
We went ice skating yesterday. We haven’t gone in a long time. William went with us. That was nice. He is older and doesn’t go many places with us any more. We also took one of Beth’s friends. We had a full car. When we got there, there were only about five other people going in. As time went on more people showed up. Open skate is for an hour and fifty minutes. After skating in a circle for that long with the same people it becomes like a neighborhood. We begin to know which people are there as families or groups, which little kids can skate so fast around everyone. We become like a new neighborhood. There together in a small area, but all too new to have spoken and introduced ourselves. We exist together, but separate for a while…then open skate is over. We can’t say goodbye to them, we don’t know them…we all go back to our own lives. The next time that we go it will be a different neighborhood.
written 8!3!13 – The cats have started playing together. Sometimes it looks like playing, sometimes it looks like world war three. The little cat, Stella, likes to pounce onto the bigger cat, Mandy, and play tag with Mandy’s tail. Mandy looks at Stella like…really, why can’t you just take a nap. Stella is getting bigger. When we got her she fit into our hands. Now she spills out of our hands. She doesn’t look like a kitten any more. She has a lot of energy, not as much as at first, but still a lot. Mandy has had to adapt to having a friend, wrestling and sharing her family. Most of the time she doesn’t look happy about any of this. But she has started to play and wrestle with Stella.
The papers from the schools have started coming in, the emergency forms to fill out, the schedules and the school supply list. How can summer be almost over? We had a lot of plans that we never got to. When school starts we will have a few weeks before the large amounts of homework start…I hope. We can still do some of out summer projects. We need to go camping again, work on our family tree that is on the dining room wall, have game night…we like board games…go ice skating…there is so much that we want to do.
written 3/20/12 – I made out a list of jobs that needed to be done for our spring cleaning. It is written in my little notebook, so I won’t need to rewrite it again next year. I usually make out the list, get one or two things done and loose the list. I am hoping that with the notebook, I can keep track of it. The list is longer than I expected it to be.
I remember when I was young, before I had kids, I could make a list and accomplish all of it in a day or two. Now there are so many more important things to do. We do get the spring cleaning done, it just takes longer.
The girls are now signed up for ice skating lessons. William won’t go to lessons, but he will go with us to open skate. It starts in a couple of weeks. This session is four lessons. The next session after this is in the fall when the kids go back to school. It is an indoor rink, so we can go to open skate all year.
How do you keep track of the things that you need to get done?
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