Monday, July 16, 2012

Rainy Days & Mondays

Today, Monday, I obviously didn't have to go back to work, but it was raining, and rainy days with two boys at someone else's home can be tricky.

It didn't rain all day, but thankfully my parents allow the boys to ride their scooter and caster board (or "ripstik" as Kelvin prefers to call it, even though theirs is from the Wave brand, not RipStik) inside the house, since their ceramic floors are very resistant and not fancy at all, so the boys spent a lot of time taking turns with the scooter and ripstik, sometimes perilously near-crashing into each other.

Here's Kelvin "ripstiking" a week ago, wearing his church clothes:
He does a good job going through doors and around furniture:

I also got them to do some of their math summer homework and they spent the requisite time (1h30 max, split between  morning and afternoon) in the ipad or laptop.

I wasn't very productive, though, since the boys spent most of the day listening to music through Spotify on my laptop as I tried to work on the computer and which was maddeningly distracting for adhd me. oh well...

Tonight, after putting it off for nearly a month for no good reason other than my irrational adhd fear of filling form, I finally submitted my textbook requests for the Fall. I hope it's OK! I also had a lovely chat on facebook with a good friend from graduate school who is also starting a new lecture post in the Fall.

I did something else that was lots of fun today... looking through several boxes of kitchen stuff that I left behind back in 1996 when we moved to the U.S. This time I finally discarded lots of things (my mom is planning a tag sale or donations) and selected other items to bring with us. You have no idea what kinds of things I brought over the years from Brazil to the U.S.: all kinds of bedding, including comforters, blankets, sheets and also towels; all manner of cooking and dining utensils: china plates and cups, cutlery, baking pans, pots, pyrex dishes, etc. And this time I'll be bringing more of the same!

I have to go to bed, but I hope to post some photos of our cousin's wedding yesterday, it was amazing!

1 comment:

jo(e) said...

oh, that caster board is cool. I'd never heard of one.