Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 68: November 3rd, 2009

Quote of the Day:
"Aromatic plants bestow

No spicy fragrance where they grow;
But crushed and trodden to the ground,
Diffuse their balmy sweets around"

I went on a marathon cleaning spree today! The house looks so great, and it smells great, too. AND I can finally feel like I can relax, which is a welcome change from the way it's been the past few weeks.  The kids' rooms are still completely horrible, but I have shut their doors, and I don't have to worry about it that way.  I just have to force them to keep their doors shut, that's all.

Here's some good news, now I can start researching flights and hotel rooms for our trip to Reno for the Nationals tournament in June. And the best part of it is that we will be there for my  birthday! Yay me!!!  I'm so excited to be going ANYWHERE at this point that I could jump up and down.  I won't, though... I'm too old for that now. I might dislocate a hip or something! LOL Nah, just kidding.... but I am pretty excited about it, because we haven't been to Reno for Nationals since 1998, and we had a lot of fun back then.  Plus, getting to watch Ron bowl is something pretty amazing, if you ask me.  Just thought you might like to know that.  The way he makes it look SOOOOOOO EASY just drives me nuts.  Because of him I've been hanging around bowling alleys since I was 17.  We actually met in a bowling alley, did you know that? I think we were eight, and it was during youth leagues.  We had a mutual friend, and as a matter of fact that mutual friend is also the very reason that we are together right now.  For which I am eternally grateful!

Oh, and I found out today that the plan is for Ron to bowl in the state tournament on April 24th and 25th with his guys here.  It's in Dallas this year, so it should be really easy for him to make it to this one.  He may not even need a hotel room, since it's so close.  They bowl their first set at noon on the 24th, so no hotel room on Friday at all, and if he decides to overnight it, it's only one night. AWESOME!!!  I can't wait to have my baby come home again so that I can watch him bowl.  The only thing is, I hope he is back in time!

I have school again tomorrow, for which I think I'm ready but can't say for sure.  I've spent so much time cleaning today that I didn't get a chance to get my books together or anything.  But that's alright, it's not a test day so it should be relatively easy to wing it.  I do have all my lecture notes ready.  Can you believe I didn't even get to plant that second hibiscus tree?  I'm going to either have to do it tomorrow, or wait until Friday. And I'm really not looking forward to doing it because the darn things are so heavy, and just don't want to come out of their pots.  I still haven't decided where to plant my clematis vines, either, so that's going to be yet ANOTHER thing I'll have to think about doing on Friday.  But since the house is clean it should be relatively easy to get around to it.  Once the homework is done, that is.  As for now, well.... who knows... maybe I'll just get to bed early so that I'm ready for a four hour lecture tomorrow with an hour and a half in the car. Sigh.  I can't wait until school is done!!!

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