To My Son on His Last Day of Kindergarten

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My Dearest Boy-
Congratulations on such a successful first year of school. Your daddy and I are so very proud of you! You have worked so hard this year and you should be proud of yourself too.

When you started kindergarten, you were shy and would hold onto my leg and cry before going into the classroom. Now, I'm lucky if your lips actually touch my flesh as you speed past me with a hurried, "bye mom!"

When you started kindergarten, you couldn't read or spell. Now, when Daddy says, "I think I'll take him to the P-O-O-L today," you're off to get your suit on after the second 'O', and YOU read bedtime stories to US.

When you started kindergarten, girls were yucky, weird and you thought they talk a lot. Now you're in an on-again, off-again relationship with C (if she dumps you again for J, I say let her go for good this time).

When you started kindergarten, you wore a size 4 pant. Now, the size 6's I just bought barley need to be cuffed.

I may be losing my baby, but you're growing into quite an amazing little man. We love you!
Love, Mommy and Daddy
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Backstage with the Band, Am I Too Old? and What I Ate

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I had a GREAT time watching Venice at the Fiesta del Sol. Like an idiot I forgot my camera! I took some photos with my friend's camera and will post some later if she sends me any.This link is from the Venice fan forum (there's a shot of me, but it's not a good one).

Venice put on a really good show. I was surprised how many people knew the words to all the songs. The guys even did a few numbers from their Pine Mountain Logs shows (that's when they do cover material, always a
good time!)

I stayed and helped my friend at the merchandise table. It was crazy! I don't know enough about the band and their albumography to answer all
the questions people had, but handled the cash transactions, looked for shirt sizes and tried to drum up business "T-shirts, only $10! You know you want one!"

My friend was so grateful for my extra pair of hands she gave me these:

A cozy thermal, a tank and the Spin Art CD.

After we packed up, I got to go backstage and say hello. I've been to enough of the shows at the
Belly Up that everyone knows my face though I don't think they remember my name. But I don't care. I'll be their nameless groupie any day.

I went to Tilly's this morning and got these really cute tube tops off the clearance rack. The two tops and two tanks came to $25. Since I had a gift
card, there's zero guilt!

But, while I was trying them on, in addition to thinking the girls are way too big for tops like these, I thought, "I'm too old to be wearing this. I look like I took them from my daughter!" What do you think? Is there a certain age where shopping in the Juniors' section becomes a no no?

And, here's my food journal for Friday through Sunday (Is this remotely interesting? Do you want me to keep going?):

My smoothie
1 cheese stick
20 Goldfish pretzels
Pasta with chicken and veggies (2 bowls)
1 slice of sourdough
1 Reese's peanut butter cup
1 piece of Godiva

1 bowl of Corn Flakes
1 bowl of Captain Crunch with Crunchberries (both in 2%)
1 bottled water with Crystal Light
1 banana
1 package of peanut butter crackers
Small handful of mixed nuts
1 mini cheese pizza from Trader Joe's
1 Lean Cuisine chicken in peanut sauce

2 bowls of Cornflakes in 2%
1 piece of Godiva
1 Odwalla bar
1 bottled water with Crystal Light
Souplantation - overindulgence at its best!
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