Yes, it's Friday the 13th again. There's another one later this year too, in November. I heard on the news this morning that this only happens once every 11 years. Thirteen is my favorite/lucky number, hopefully this will be a good year for me! So the last time there were three Friday the 13ths (is that grammatically correct? Looks funny...) in one year was 1998, which was a good year for me; it was also when I either decided or realized that 13 is a good number for me. The reasons are very personal, but it works for me!
On the home front ~ the person known as "Boy" now has a new nickname, both online and at home. I have photographic evidence too... allow me to introduce Mister Twister:
Yes, it's blurry. I took it mid-jump. He's a funny kid though, I have about 10 pictures that look a lot like this one!
Monday we had a very warm day here ~ it was 75 degrees! So after school, the kids and I were outside until sundown. Miss Hurricane was 'gardening' (video here, just pardon the noisy wind) in some dirt at the edge of the driveway, and Mister Twister was running around kicking a ball. I'm glad we live on a pretty quiet and calm street, because he kept kicking it across the road and they would both chase it down! They had a blast outside and both went to bed early. Good news for Mama! :D
These are from March 2nd. Mom sent St. Patrick's Day cards for us and the kids, and they all play music. Miss Hurricane kept opening them and dancing to the music inside. I told Mister Twister to go and google "Irish dancing", and they found a couple videos on YouTube of girls doing the Irish dancing. I think somebody wants an outfit like those girls wear for their performances! Here she is, twirling around the big room:
On a personal note ~ I am still shrinking, but more quickly now. I finally figured something out about my exercise routine, and have stuck with it every morning this week! You can read all about it here. Here's the short story though - I'm down to 201 and already feeling much better! And my favorite jeans are getting loose on me. I had to wear a belt the other day! :D And it's a smaller belt than I wore last year!!
On the creative front ~ I have been dying to get some sewing done. Or even crocheting. I'm going to take this weekend to make something. No idea what, but something. I'll dig through my patterns tonight and see what happens. Luckily I can put a movie on for the kids and make them some popcorn, so I'll have about 2 hours to work with. I can come up with something! Sewing is my therapy, and I need some Creative Therapy after last weekend (don't ask, but all is normal again). Actually, I think I know who will be the recipient of this session... but we'll see. And you'll all see when it's finished.
Last thing here ~ next Saturday is Poseidon's and my 7th anniversary :-) His parents are going to keep the kids all weekend while we take a day trip. Neither of us are bringing a computer, only my phone just in case MIL needs to get a hold of us regarding the kids. For some entertaining reading, here again is The Story of Us, which leads up to our wedding. I forgot all about using pseudonyms for our friends mentioned in the story! I need to track them down soon. I miss them. Anyway, this is my favorite picture from our wedding day:
Oh, to be back on the island.... Well, that's everything remotely interesting this week. Have a great weekend! Remember to wear green on Tuesday... I know of a Leprechaun who will be bringing goodies to Mister Twister and Miss Hurricane that day :) Shhhh....
Happy Friday the 13th! Have fun on St. Patrick's Day!