High: baking 900 cookies in three hours on Thursday. Some of us are manning a rest stop outside of Spokane next Wednesday for a Royal Family Kids Camp fundraiser, and we need LOTS of cookies. A friend has a contact at a local school, and so we were allowed to use their big kitchen, with ovens that take 9 cookie sheets at a time and a big huge mixer. I couldn’t imagine how long it would take to bake that many cookies in a regular kitchen!
Low: Leaving Michelle’s house Friday afternoon and finding my van dead. Spending all day Saturday assisting Kevin as he removed the alternator (all signs pointed to that), only to find out the alternator was fine and we needed a new battery. It took Kevin four hours to get that damn alternator off – I felt so sorry for him. I wasn’t much help, other than holding the flashlight and handing him wrenches. Anyway, the new battery fixed the problem. After the tire blowout, and the run-in with the deer, and now this, I am really hoping this is the end of our car issues. Also, the Seahawks lost their first pre-season game.
We have another busy week ahead of us: Noah is having all four wisdom teeth removed tomorrow morning. Poor guy. I’ll be spending my time feeding him soft foods, and trying to fit in some lesson planning as I can. We only have three weeks left of summer break, and I am not ready to start our school year! I’m trying not to panic, but time is getting short.
Reading: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver; The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman; The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
Recently finished reading: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Listening to: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness and An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
Watching: We watched The Matrix for last week’s Family Movie Night – I had forgotten how good it was. Natalie and I had a Mother-Daughter Movie Night Friday, and tried watching The Other Woman, but gave up on it 45 minutes in. It was really, really stupid. As far as TV goes, we have been enjoying our regular summer series: Major Crimes, Perception, and Rizzoli and Isles, plus a couple new ones: The Last Ship and Extant. The boys and I also finally finished the last season of The Walking Dead, so we’re all caught up and ready for October.
~ The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
~ Book Review: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
What are you doing today? Do you plan to spend any time reading – and if so, what?