Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It is Wednesday...where has the week gone?

Boy, has it been a busy week - and it is only Wednesday...or...e-gad, it is already Wednesday! DH has been very busy at work with early morning meeting and late night projects, so I have been heading up the hockey activities full time this week. In a "normal" week, he comes home and takes Matthew (younger son) to his practices on Monday and Wednesday and I just have to coordinate Robert's (older son) schedule. However this week, it is double time, which really wears me out. So my nice warm bed has a tendency to hold me captive in the mornings, not allowing me to get out and get in my morning spins on the bike. But I fought back today and got this ol' body out and on the bike at least I will get in a partial work out.

Anyway, this is the last week of school for the boys and work for me until after Thanksgiving Vacation. Because they have all next week off, I took the week off too. But first, before I even think of Thanksgiving and next week...I have to get through this weekend first.

This weekend Robert (older son) and his hockey team are going down to LA to play 3 games against 2 of the teams who are in their "league". We are leaving on Friday afternoon...on a bus...with the 20 players on his team....and the 2 coaches...and 15 other parents. Typically it will take us about 5-6 hours in a car - I expect this bus ride to take at least 8 hours. We will not be at the hotel until midnight. Looking forward to sitting in a bus for 8 hours - being out numbered by teenage boys. They will play 2 games on Saturday and 1 game Sunday morning, when we will board the bus after that and head home. Looking at the weater forcast, which is playing in the background as I type this, we are expecting showers and wind...oh, boy!

Oh, ya...while I don't have any stitching to show yet because I am working on some exchanges, I thought I would share with you another blog: Flat Lizzie's Adventures in California. My niece in Minnesota, who is in 2nd grade, has read the book Flat Stanley and is doing the famous activity associated with this book. Just incase you aren't familiar with this...the class reads this book about a little boy who was flattened and climbs in an envelope, is mailed and goes all over the world. So, the kids have to create a "Flat Stanley" of themselves and send it to a friend or family member who lives outside their state. Those who receive this "Flat Stanley" are asked to teach about their family & state they live in by showing and writing about "Flat Stanley's" adventures. So, I decided to blog about "Flat Lizzie's" Adventures in well as send some fun samples of California to my niece to share with her class (ex. Ghiridelli chocolates, sourdough bread, fresh lemons off our tree, etc.). Then, when all the "Flat Stanley's" arrive back in the classroom, the kids locate where each had an adventure. It is a fun project for both the class and the people who are involved in the adventure. to go. Hope your week is going well. Remember...Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often! Lisa


valerie said...

The kids get a week off for Thanksgiving?! Wow...I wish I could be a kid again! lol Good luck with the trip to SoCal and hope the games go well for Robert!

CindyMae said...

Girl you are always busy busy busy! Makes me tired just reading about it! LOL You are amazing though. Good luck this week! My kids get the entire week off too, first time ever for the entire week around here!! I think that you had a great idea about the blogging for your niece, that is really cool!

Cole said...

Wow, busy week!!! I can see why you don't want to get out of bed in the morning!

Flat Stanley is fun, we did him a couple of years ago too. I'm sure your niece will love to read about Lizzie's adventures before she finally makes her way home :)