We got to Skype with our son, James last night. It is fun! We get to see him, and his apartment, and get caught up on his day. Dad Bob even noticed that he still needed a haircut. Too funny.
I forgot to ask if he was still taking alfalfa tablets.
Then later, Andy called. He said he needed to pick up something from his office, so Lauren and Abby rode along. When Andy was a baby, one of his first words were, "french (breath) fries" whenever he saw the arches. I guess Abby likes them, too, and when she says "french fries" she runs the words together and it sorta sounds like "freshfries". Too cute. It was late, and as they are an hour ahead, Abby was ready to go home. "go" she said. Too funny.
Next Sunday we have to turn the clock back an hour already??!! Yikes. Who decided we need to do this a month early? Who do we get to bad-mouth for this? I hate jerking around with the time. It upsets little kids tummies and nap times. And then there is the hassle of resetting all the clocks. (grumble, complain)
James told us that AT&T have redefined some words. "Unlimited" does NOT mean unlimited. Good grief. I would go back to the salesman or saleswoman who promised me the moon, and complain about how they lied. I am so glad we just have our little virgin phones that you add minutes to. We have trouble using up the required $20 a month, so Bob and I trade phones for a while---I am currently trying to whittle his minutes down. I carry his cell phone in my purse mainly for emergencies, or to contact on of the boys about lunch on Sundays. Bob carries mine in case he misses the train or in case something interesting happens on the train. Most days, he does not even turn it on. The little virgin phones don't hold a charge very well. And while we have the car charger for the phone Bob is carrying, we only have the wall plug charger for the one I am carrying. I have been caught a few times with no charge when a charged up phone would have come in real handy. I am failing my Girl Scout motto: always prepared.
Today might be a good day to trim the back yard bushes along the fence. I want to get to that job before the bugs get bad. And way before it gets too hot. We have some scraggly wild bushes that Bob has cut level with the dirt, and they keep coming back. They make a pretty good barrier along the chain link fence. The nandina really likes it back there. It is so big and thick that you cannot see through it. One of these years it will crowd out the scraggly bushes, but not just yet.
And there is a trip to Walmart in my future as we are getting low on supper options. Sometimes we do cereal for supper---which reminds me of the story on the web of the gal who swallowed her engagement ring. Did you see Matt Laur interview the couple, and see the x-ray? There was a picture of the happy couple and she was holding a box of fiber one cereal. Too funny. Never slip an engagement ring into a Wendy's super thick frosty. How did they talk the x-ray folks into doing the x-ray?? It is not like she was in distress. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29462344