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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Rainy Fall Day. It's very quiet this morning, even though it's a Saturday. My youngest son, Gideon, spent the night at his uncle Bobby's house. I'm sure they had a great time. It's his first time spending the night away from home, except for Aunt Chrissy's, of course. We wanted to make Gabriel's night special too, so he wouldn't feel left out, so Jeffie brought home pizza, and we took him to Southpark Mall. We went putt putting at the Firefly there. It's an indoor black light putt putt course. Gabe was cracking me up. He was just whacking away, and surprisingly, it would still work. He did a few in 3 shots. Most of the time, though, it was kind of like watching a hockey player push the puck along the ice. Ha ha. We stopped in at Game Stop (of course) and also the Pet store. He was also excited that I told him he could stay up as late as he wanted, well, sort of. I said, within reason. We all stayed up until almost 1 am, and I finally said... it's time. The boys had the day off from school yesterday, and most of the time, they just played on the computer and Wii U. They also watched Ninjago. I did get them to spend a smidgen of time on a craft. I found out that Sharpie metallic markers work great on pressed leaves. I already had some leaves and also the metallic markers. Good deal. The boys only spent a few minutes on them, but at least I have something to save. I never can get them to spend too much time on crafts, but it doesn't stop me from setting stuff up for them. Gideon is in kindergarten now, and is doing great! He's behaving just fine (for a 6 year old boy), and his school work is awesome! I'll upload some of his papers to show you. His penmanship is gorgeous, and his drawings are great. His art is so fun, although his free drawings are mostly robots and monsters, LOL. His art teacher mentioned how well this class is doing. She says she'll start on a concept, and that Gideon will catch it right away. I'm very happy with how he's doing. Gabriel missed the honor roll for the first time in a long time, this quarter. His penmanship, eek! and his language arts are low (for him) but other than that, he's an amazing student. He's extremely smart, and has a crazy good memory. He takes it for granted though, and I think this year is teaching him that he can't just glide along on his intelligence. Jeff is doing fine. He finally got a bid to a nice route, all his own. He's been a U-man for quite a few years now, where he delivers on 5 different routes when the regulars have their days off. He got a really great route in Parma, and it has a playground right there, so I'll be able to take the boys there in the summer, to meet him for lunch. I'm ok. I need to get into the Dr. to get work done on these shoulders and neck. I can't seem to do anything without dealing with pain and tension. I take about 2 aleve a day. Other than that, I'm doing just fine. It's really nice having the boys both in school during the day. I started back with my Etsy shop, and am just basically soaking up the freedom, and quiet (except for the neighbor behind us who likes to play his pounding music during all hours. ugh.) I like where we're living right now. It's a quiet apartment building in North Royalton. The street is like a country road, and we're in a townhome with 2 floors, and our own patio and entrance. We moved here from a 3rd floor apartment, and I felt sorry for the people below us. I was very glad that this townhouse opened up.