Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Finally Following Through on My Intentions of Posting

I see something, do something, or hear something hilarious and have the best intentions of blogging about it.  Then, I don't.  Next thing I know, I haven't updated this blog in way too long.  Here is the last six (OK, seven) weeks, Reader's Digest Style.

Summer ended.  Jaley and I closed it out with a mother-daughter trip to Pismo Beach.  The weather was in the 60's, so there wasn't much sun worshipping.  Instead, we went ATVing in the sand dunes.  Jaley had a ball, I thought we were going to die.  It wasn't our ATVs that had me scared, it was the million other ATVs, motorcycles, dune buggies, and 4X4's zooming past that had me convinced our lives were in peril.  We also toured Hearst Castle and pretended to live the rich and famous lifestyle.

School started (almost a month ago).  The grades: Sarah-8th, Jaley-6th, Mick- 2nd.  Jaley is loving the new found freedom of middle school.  That freedom extends beyond switching classes and reaches right into the community.  The middle schoolers can bike all over town, hang out with friends, and frequent (possibly, torment) the local Jamba Juice and Starbucks.

The Great American Eclipse arrived.  Two days of travel for two minutes (actually 1' 53") of totality was totally worth it.  Last year, I got a wild hair and decided I wanted to see the Eclipse.  Much to my surprise, everything was already booked.  But, I'm persistent.  Eventually, I scored us a room south of Portland and tickets to a NASA viewing party in Salem, Oregon.  Crazy as it was, the kids and I flew up for the eclipse.  Traffic, crowds, and lining up before sunrise, but I would do it again.  It was amazing.

New Job began.  Scott is off to a new role at Cisco.  It takes what he was working on in enterprise networking and adds in engineering.  He is looking forward to the new challenge.

New (Old) Job began.  I'm back to nursing kiddos at the local school.  There is a new group of incredibly cute kindergartners, but the boo-boos, belly aches, and band-aids are pretty much the same.

19 Years & Counting Arrived.  Today is Scott and my 19th anniversary.  I can't believe how many years have passed, but I love him, even more, today than I did in on the day we said, "I do."  Scott is my rock, my best friend, and the love of my life.

I've left out lots of events, quips, and great stories, but that is the update.  Enjoy the start of Fall.

That is life in MomZania.