Katie's first missing baby tooth! It came out while we were at the Book Fair last night, and she showed it to every single grownup in the school building :) Then, the Tooth Fairy paid a little visit overnight. Kate is proud, as well as just a little dismayed. . .seems now she can't do a "hiss" like a cat because "too much air comes whooshing out!"
Echindas, you ask? What are they, and what do they have to do with James? Well, I think they are animals that live in Australia, but I could very well have my words/animals mixed up. Hold on a second, I'll go look them up. Here ya go, echidnas: all about them on Wikipedia and all kinds of pictures of them if you dare. So, what about James and the echidnas?
James carried home a new journal on Monday. Apparently, even second graders rate free personalized journals for keeping track of homework and other assignments these days. James didn't show me the journal, though, so when he started insisting that he needed help with his "echidna," I had no earthly idea what he was trying to tell me. He kept repeating the exact same word, and I kept repeating, "Your what??" Poor kid, he wasn't used to the fancy word for his to-do list. . .
He thought Mrs. Bradham had given each of them an "echidna," and he'd never heard of an AGENDA.
Now, my agenda today was screwy but ended up being fun. Got up at 4:30am so I could torch a little bit. Ahem, finally got to the torch about 5:30am and made a sculpture and a duo of tiny beads for an upcoming show. Tried to check email and such while kids were waking. HA! This laptop has a freaky mind of its own, and it started hibernating and wouldn't wake up. Hmmph. I like to surf around a bit. . .not today. Instead of listing something or updating this or (egads, perish the thought) doing some housecleaning, I went to the DH's garage in town and practiced welding. Uh, well, I practiced after I made two trips to the hardware to get a spare key that worked (and they still don't work very well, but I'd seen enough of the helpful hardware man for one day!). The arc welding was FUN! Thank you, Uncle Ralph, for the oldie but goodie arc welder! I am learning :)
You know what I'm gonna do right now? I'm gonna have my afternoon cup of coffee. I am. My "echidna" is never organized, anyway, so I guess I'd have to say today was a success, even though it didn't go the way I hoped. Hope your day was a good one, too!
Hugs from Ang, who had better go stir the spaghetti sauce or there will be another mess to clean up!