Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Grateful for time

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We couldn't have lucked out any more yesterday - the first day back after a travel weekend:
  1. The boys had a "collaboration" day - which means they get out of school an hour early so the teachers could have an extra hour for prepwork or to meet with other teachers to "collaborate".
  2. The boys didn't have much homework last night - guess all the work Matthew did before he left for Chicago put him ahead especially since some of the teachers has some personal thing to deal with last week...and I think that Robert did a few things to put him ahead as well
  3. There was NO hockey practice in the evening - Robert was suppose to have had practice, but his coaches decided that the boys could use a day or two of rest...and time to catch up on homework if they needed it.
This allowed us to get a few things done - like take the boys over to the passport office at the local post office and renew their passports. This is something that has been bugging me a little bit, but the anxiety was increased when Robert's team was accepted into a hockey tournament over the Chirstmas/New Year's holidays in Richmond British Columbia (Canada). I knew their passports expired over the summer, but just didn't make time to get them renewed. So we - DH included, because their are under 16 and both of us had to be present - went to the post office and got it completed. I did go ahead and have Robert's expidited even though the lady tried to assure me that it was the slow time of the year for passports and it would probably be here on the quick side of 3-6 weeks...but I just didn't want to take the chance that we wouldn't get it in time for the Dec. 26 departure. Matthew needs his in February, when his hockey team goes to Quebec for the International PeeWee Tournament. Anyway...got this task completed.

The above mentioned situations - aka more time at home - allowed me to get caught up on all the laundry and get the house restocked with a few essentials from the grocery store.

Given no hockey practice - I got the grill going and cooked up some burgers for the boys and some grilled asparagus for myself. Gotta love grilling in November, where there is a crisp coolness in the air and the warmth of the grill nearby.

No hockey...No homework...full bellies...early to bed. Lights were out in our house about 9pm last night. And today I am up, early...getting in a little spin on my stationary bike that is dead (I am spinning, but without any resistance...I think that this 20 year old thing has finally bit the dust).

Tonight Matthew has hockey practice but is being taken down there by the carpool...so I am hoping to take advantage of this and sit & stitch.

Anyway...take care my friend and until next time, remember...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!


jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Hi Lisa, awe a couple of trips to the Great White North, just what a girl needs from time to time.
Glad you were able to enjoy the day and pop some food on the grill. We did the bbq thing for dinner also but we use it all through the winter up here too.
Love the colourful picture.
Be always in stitches.

MoonBeam said...

Love the autumn picture. In reading your blog, I continue to be amazed at how big a thing hockey is! Being passionate about something is good!

Stitchinowl said...

What a pretty autumn photo. No homework, no hockey - sounds like a great day of rest in your household.

cucki said...

i love the autumn picture so much..my fav colors of this time..
have a lovely time xxx