Do you realize that today is officially the official last day of Summer? Tomorrow is the first day of Fall. Officially. I love fall – yesterday’s weather was perfection with sunny skies and the temperatures only in the mid-to-upper 70’s. Although with the temps dipping into the 50’s and lower each night, I really need to remember to bring my banana tree plants into the house – they’re starting to die off look a little stressed since they prefer the temps to be 60 and above. Ooops.
Yesterday Princess Nagger had ‘early dismissal’ so she left at 8:00am and came home at 11:30am. After she got her homework done, she decided she wanted to play a game on the Playstation instead of the Wii – but laughed at herself when she realized she was trying to get things to happen by whipping the controller around in the air. Yes, I laughed with her.
Today Princess Nagger is on a special Field Trip with her Gifted Class – they get to check out some Iron Ore mines for their Archeology segment. Princess Nagger had trouble falling asleep last night, she was so excited to be going to a real mine. Imagine what her excitement level would be if she were going to a dinosaur dig site.
I’ve got a bunch of wine ‘working’ at the moment – I was busy Sunday and yesterday racking gallons and gallons of wine, and this week I have wine to actually bottle now that it’s successfully bulk-aged to my liking. It’s a patience-testing process, this winemaking, but it’s so worth it. Especially since during the process of fermenting/racking/clearing/clarifying/bottling you want to sample it to make sure it’s progressing the way you want it to. *hic* You can see what I’ve got working on my Princess Nagger website. I’d say ‘brewing’, but I relate that to beer, and I’m much more of a wino and prefer that over beer any day. Unless it’s Corona Light with lime. Then I’ll be a beer person.
My brain is a bit foggy (or foggier than normal) since the cold I chased away a week or so ago decided it wasn’t done with me yet. At least I haven’t caught the flu bug that’s going around Princess Nagger’s school. She wasn’t so lucky. Last Wednesday night it was upchuck fun fest. Poor Princess Nagger. I heard a door slam at some point while I was in deep sleep mode, then hubby burst into the bedroom exclaiming we have a sick child – scared the bejeesus out of me. Apparently he had gone downstairs for a midnight ice cream snack, only to see PN standing in the upstairs bathroom doorway upon his return, and he stepped in some barf at the top of the stairs. Better him than me.
We of course spent the next hour or so cleaning up the massive amounts of barf between PN’s room and the bathroom – and off her. This is the first time in all her 7 years that she’s ever had upchuck flu. I don’t count the spit-up moments of her as a baby – she wasn’t blowing chunks then. I was finally able to empathize with all the parents out there who have had to deal with barf children. I am now one of them. She’s fine, now – it appeared to be a 24-hour bug that only kept her home from school one day. And so far she hasn’t shared it with either the hubby or myself. Knock wood.
On that note, I’m going to wrap up this edition of RTT – another picture-less edition as I still haven’t downloaded them off my camera. I better get busy if I’m going to have something relevant for tomorrow. Meanwhile, head on over to Keely’s – hopefully she won’t be talking about barf.