My taxi service summer is finally over! The kids are all back in school, though, so the school taxi service has begun! lol! Caroline is self-sufficient, JD is riding along with her & can walk to work (woot). Nicky, on the other hand, wants to do a lot of after/before school stuff, so I'll be trekking to & from the high school for Orienteering, Aerospace Team, and like 3 other things :/ It wouldn't be so bad if the street wasn't so clogged up with rush hour traffic when it's time to pick him up. Sigh.
We kicked off August at the hair salon - Nicky finally relented to a hair cut, he couldn't stand it anymore after trying to grow it out over the summer. And yes, this is still his "normal" when it comes to photos!
He had one last summer hurrah with his friend Maggie. I took them to The Deep (comic book/gamer store) and then to Toy Box Bistro (our favoritest, and Maggie hadn't been yet). No. I did not eat the whole thing. I doggie bagged it and NICK ate the whole thing lol. It was goooooooooooood.
We had a game night, since I bought new games. You've Got Crabs is hilarious. It's based off an old parlor game (I can't remember off the top of my head, it starts with a K), and it's with teams, so Nick and I took turns playing with the kids. I think the expansion pack will be finding it's way under the Christmas tree this year as well as Bears vs Babies ;) We love the games from The Oatmeal!
Nicky had orientation at school, and JD had his 2nd job interview
Sonic was on the lunch menu a couple of times this month. Popcorn chicken and tots ...
JD's second interview panned out into his first job ever! It's just Little Caesar's but everybody has to start somewhere right? The GM said she liked them fresh out of high school with no work experience because they're "more trainable". Sounds like a deal to me ;) Bonus - it's right around the corner so he can huff it on foot!
After a lot of procrastinating and a lot of cursing and a lot of researching on the Best Buy website, I broke down and bought a new computer - and I'm glad I did! It's bigger than I though it would be, but that's ok. It runs SO much better than my tower did, plus I got a $20 printer out of the deal, lol. After I got them settled in on my desk, the whole family vultured and everybody got a piece of the old set up, lol
Yes, we watched Deadpool... and we watched Avengers Infinity War. I loved both movies - even though Avengers ended the way that it did. SIGH. I can't wait to see how they pull that one around :P
I still haven't cracked open my polymer clay - UGH! Just what the heck. The girl got her license, JD can walk to work (actually prefers it that way) - life is supposed to be easier for me right now!
I hope you are enjoying your week so far. I actually had the BEST day today... everyone had work and/or school so it was the first day I've had in months to just chillax. It probably won't happen again for a long while, but that's ok. I had today, lol.
My newest kit, Don't Be So Prickly, was by request... I love bright colors, and it really shows in this one!
I created this fun alphabet set as well...
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Check out these fun pages from the PBP Creative Team girls!
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I've had the attention span of a gnat this month for whatever reason, so we didn't dive too far into cinematic anything as a family. We've had a couple of game nights, too, so that didn't help. Oh well.
Oldies but goodies... sort of, lol! I loved The Covenant and Speed Racer when they released (eons ago it seems). They both appeared again, so I figured why not? AND, bonus!, The Covenant stars (a much younger) Steven Strait, who also stars in The Expanse :D
In TV-land.... good stuff, ya'll.
If you're into funny and don't mind a little crass - go watch Ali Wong's comedy specials, she's hilarious. Iliza is funny, too, but Ali is much funnier, IMO.
Fluffy Guy is still my favorite.
In movie-land, we have these movies....... I am not ashamed to say I watched Despicable Me by myself. LOL ((*IT'S SO FLUFFY!!*)). Ready Player One we watched as a family (most of us are gamers) and it was pretty good.
In the "There's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back" category, we have these.
I couldn't even finish Extinction.
I'm still watching Preacher, Castle Rock & Wynonna Earp. The Outpost is ... kinda meh... I'm 2 episodes behind. I finished Cloak & Dagger, and still working on Luke Cage. I'm about to stop waiting on Nicky and finish Luke Cage by myself, lol. By the way, Michael Pena (from Antman) stars in Extinction and Mike Colter (Luke Cage) plays Pena's boss. I'm thinking that's why I couldn't finish the movie :P I'm also watching the last aired seasons (now on Netflix) of Supergirl, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, and Flash. I've been watching them 'in order' (skipping the Chronicles of Cisco) so I don't miss the crossover :P It's a good list if your interested in picking up the series!
It's Pickle Barrel time, whoohoo! I think this is my favorite time of the month because of all the coordinating goodness up in the shop!
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All 10 of my Happiness Happens packs are also available separately, so you can mix & match and create your own bundle!
Some of our Sweet Pickles team members scrapped some example pages for you to check out...
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