so we've almost completed our first full week of school. schedule glitches have been ironed out, responsibilities have been correctly delegated, and i'm getting used to having an intern around for half the week. a big plus--my computer got an upgrade! i went from an iBook g4 to a MacBook, complete with built-in iSight camera and a bunch of new applications. i lost about half an hour the other afternoon exploring google earth and putting down little push-pins around the globe :)
mom's birthday party was quite a success, with lots of family there to visit and some wonderful home-cooked food. we had a great visit there, but headed back on saturday night to celebrate justin's birthday here at home. it was a quiet evening with take-out chinese and a movie, but the perfect way to celebrate after two weekends full of big parties.
we also have gotten started back up with fantasy football and are preparing for the beginning of real football season (both college and NFL.) justin's trying desperately to sell the mustang in order to fund the purchase of a new HDTV in time for the season opener, and i'm hoping to make it to as many pirate games as possible this year, even though tickets are supposedly sold out. there's something about this time of year that makes me miss the friday night football games terribly. i think i should adopt a local high school and go to all of the games for fun :)
finally, we're getting ready for a couple of trips during the next couple of months. the end of september, we're planning on heading up to WV for the annual "buckwheat festival" in justin's hometown, where you can eat buckwheat pancakes and sausage 24/7 and watch livestock shows, parades, and play bingo to your heart's content. then a couple of weeks later, i'll go on up to camp cheerio for the third time with my 7th graders. this annual trip has become one of my favorite activities, and i'm especially looking forward to it this year. we're trying to make this year a great one despite of all the changes around school.
that's about it for now. later, y'all :)
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