Thursday, August 13, 2009

What to Blog About When Your Life's Boring?

I really wanted to get back in to blogging-but nothing's going on. We're currently unbloggable.

My kids started school-but we are starting the 3rd year at the SAME SCHOOL. That never happens and frankly, it's all a bit boring. The kids aren't nervous to go, they all have friends, they knew who their teachers were before the first day, they know where the lunchroom, bathrooms and playgrounds are. Not a lot of drama.

...we're not moving any time soon.

...I have just over 4 months until I travel again (ok, 4 months and 4 days).

...my maid continues to be awesome.

So what to write about when there's nothing to write about?

1. The Weather

I have been loving the weather this week. I write every year about how much I miss the fall. I love the changing of seasons, especially fall. I have missed out on fall now for the last TEN years while we live in a perpetual spring/summer. It's not good for a person who's accustomed to fall and winter. At least not this person. I get sad during the Northern Hemisphere's fall.

I know, it's still mid-August, and it's actually winter here, but my kids started school and therefore in my mind it's fall. And, the last few days it's actually felt like fall around here. Nice crisp air, falling leaves-I love it. Granted it's not that cold-it's in the low 70's so I'm still wearing shorts and a t-shirt, but the Brazilians are all dressed in jeans, sweaters and scarves, so that also helps me further descend into my lovely make-believe fall world.

(I'm trying not to think about the fact that in a month or so I'll be sweating like a pig, trying to cool off by hovering in the air-flow of my inefficient window unit)

2. My Kids

Margarita started Middle School. I can't really grasp that I am a mother of a middle-school student, but I guess I am. She loves everything about it-her classes, teachers, the fact that they change classes every hour, her friends. Everything. How I got so lucky to get such a positive daughter, I'll never know.

She had the goal again to not miss a single day of school this year. Last year she almost made it-she only missed one day after I blogged about her goal and ruined it. Sorry Margarita! :(

She came down with the croup Tuesday afternoon and hasn't been able to go to school the last two days. When she was lying in bed Wednesday morning and I definitively told her she could not go to school after I took her temp (102.5 degrees), she cried her eyes out. She did the same Wednesday night when I told her I didn't think she'd be able to go today. And this morning when I told her that she really should stay home so she can get all the way better, and not be sent home, accused of having the dreaded swine flu. (There is a major Swine Flu frenzy going on here-but that's a post for another day)

She has been doing this ever since she started preschool when she was 3 1/2 in Venezuela. While I'm happy that she loves school, I'm even happier that she hasn't changed a bit.

Moving on to Pedro (2 1/2 yrs)

Please meet "Soda":


He ran around all night last night saying, "Look at me, I'm Soda!" He wouldn't touch that thing last Halloween when I wanted him to.

And here he his this morning at the zoo (we were taking full advantage of the nice fall weather). He couldn't wait for his turn with the monkey statue while other kids were hanging all over him, but once it was his turn he was a little apprehensive about getting too close:



Trying to get him to lighten up I told him to "Smile!" He looked at the monkey and looked me and said, "Mom, he can't smile," like I was completely clueless.

That's all I've got folks. Really, it's totally boring here...

5 comments:

Janice said...

Oh but that is GOOD boring. Thank God for every uneventful day.

Abby said...

Maybe, but I always love your blog posts, even if you're writing about the boring parts of life. Those pictures of Pedro are mighty cute.

Did anything else blog-worthy happen while you were in the States? I'm still trying to bring myself to write a post about our trip to California, but I keep putting it off. August must be a slow blog month.

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

I kind of miss those days when my kids said such unintentionally funny things- now that my baby is 8- they happen very seldom.

And do be grateful for slow and boring- it happens so seldom-

Fabiola said...

Pedro looks so grown up.... He does not look like a baby anymore, he is so handsome.

I think it is funny when you talk about the jackets and scarves.
In Curitiba (my hometown), the temperatures stay between low 40's and upper 50's. In São Paulo, the temps stay between upper 40's and low 60's. I am always with less layers than most of my coworkers, because in São Paulo is not as cold as I am used to... People look at me like I am a lunatic : )

Fabiola

PS: My sister was at home with mask and my niece was staying at my parents, because my sister was with a mild case of swine flu.

Oscar M (OscarArredondo) said...

Certainly not boring!
Soda is so adorable, and yes, Margarita is such a sweetie...you are very lucky!

Thanks for being there for me yesterday...it really meant a lot.

I miss u,
BG