Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Time really flies!

Okay I started this thing and now I haven't been posting. It would be such a great way to record all the cute and interesting things the kids say! Right now I'm trying to think of them and even though this past week they each had very interesting conversations with me - I can't remember any of them. Hmmmm..... I guess that is what happens when you're running up on 50. Yikes! Well, not for two years, but now with the way time flies in my life that will seem like a few weeks!

I really hate having allergies. I think I am going to have to break down and go to the doctor. I HATE taking medications. I don't like the side effects. I never used to be like that but the older I get the more I don't like it. I never know how I am going to feel. I often wake up with a sore throat, stuffy and runny nose and digestive problems. Sometime I am just so incredibly tired. It's weird. And right when I am feeling better it hits me again! But I've heard that there's a shot you can get twice a year that has helped others so maybe I'll go to the doctor.

It's officially Ladybug Season! Jussara let me know yesterday. The ladybugs have arrived.The girls went out into the greenbelt with some gladwear (with appropriately poked holes in the lid) to catch some. I soon came out with my camera and camcorder. And after awhile another posse came over the hill with their gladware looking for ladybugs. So I guess it really is ladybug season! It was a beautiful day today. It is just right in Phoenix right now. That's always scary because you know the 100 degree days are just around the corner. Alas, I must live in the moment and enjoy the days without fear of the future or I will be wasting today! Like I said time really flies these days! : )

Friday, March 18, 2005

Joe Cocker

So Tuesday we went to see Joe Cocker at the Celebrity Theater. Clyde had never been to the Celebrity Theater and I had only been once with one of the children on a fieldtrip to see "Cinderella" several years ago. It is a theater-in-the-round. The stage is in the middle and it slowly rotates throughout the concert. It is an intimate setting and there really isn't a bad seat in the house.

Kari and Del were supposed to meet us at at 7 p.m. at Josh's house (Del's nephew) because he lives near us. Right when we were getting into the van, Kari calls us to tell us that they were having electrical problems with one of the BMW's they just bought and they were going to have to take the other BMW and that they were just leaving. Well, they are about 20 minutes away so we decide to go head on over to Josh's. On the way I had a thought that I should call Del to make sure he had the tickets. So I call Kari's phone and Del answers and I ask him if he has the tickets and he starts laughing and says we are going back to get them right now. And so I laugh, thinking he's joking. He says no I'm serious. We have to go back and get them. Kari got me distracted when I was trying to fix the window and I forgot them. So he suggests we just meet at the theater.

So we get there and have to park in an adjacent lot. We walk through the gravel all the way over to the door and when we get to the front of the line, the guy checks my purse for a camera. I, of course, have my little digital camera in there and he tells me you have to take it back to your car, you can't bring it in. I'm like, oh no! So I asked if I could just give him my batteries. Which he let me do. Thank goodness!

So Joe ended up being great and we were in really good seats. Kari, Del and Josh were in the 3rd row and we were right behind them in the 4th row. Just far enough away to avoid the spit. We had a lot of fun. It was amazing to see him up so close. I have a new appreciation for Joe Cocker! I'm glad we went!