Saturday, March 31, 2012

Week in Review

-- Thalia made it home from the Dominican Republic Sunday evening.  She seemed none the worse for wear, although she needs to keep taking the anti-malaria pills (we chose doxicycline) for a few more weeks.

-- She did have a rash, which started clearing up almost immediately when she got home and washed with local water.

-- The first thing she wanted to do when she got home was take a shower and brush her teeth.

-- In the meantime, Rick had 2 tickets to the NCAA Regional Finals here in St. Louis on Sunday afternoon.  His sister, a huge Kansas fan, drove over (from Kansas) to see the game with him.  This gave her celebrity status in her small town, by the way.  Bonus information:  her birthday was a few days before this, so it was her birthday present.

-- In case you didn't know, Kansas won.  And Rick's sister about lost her voice from yelling.  She said it was a great birthday.

-- Then Rick went somewhere ... okay, I remember, it was Mexico.  It's sort of a blur -- he went to Italy and Germany, then Arkansas, and then Mexico (different trips during different weeks) and in the meantime Thalia went to the DR.  Annabeth commented that it seemed like a long time since we've all been in the house at the same time.

-- While he was gone we went to see The Hunger Games.  I hadn't read the book, but enjoyed it anyway. Some of the acting in it is amazing.  I thought they did a great job of filming it.  I'll get around to reading the book eventually.

-- I was trying to make an Easter dress for me.  But it had an unfortunate tendency to gape at the neckline.  So I put that to one side, and am now going to make a skirt.  Maybe.

-- The weather has been spectacular.  I've mown the lawn twice (well, over the course of the past two weeks), and it needs it again.  Also, Annabeth and I washed the car to try to get off all of the pollen and catkins, not to mention bird poop.  Usually we take it through the car wash, so Annabeth thought it was an adventure to do it ourselves.

-- Right now I should be washing dishes or working on my skirt or cleaning the car windshield.  Okay, off the computer now so I can go check something else off of the to-do list.

1 comment:

Ami said...

I understand the whole family never in the house at the same time thing.
They grow up and go places. (husbands too, apparently.)