I wrote last night’s post on my Mac and it did not have the pics on there. This is my lazy at work but here are a few pictures from the weekend:
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It’s been a quiet weekend in the Bennett household. Emma came home with a fever Thursday afternoon and was home from school Friday along with Lexi (who doesn’t attend on Fridays). I got through a steady day of work and we stayed in for pancakes and eggs for dinner. And I feel like I should mention I’ve cooked dinner every day since returning from Asheville last Sunday except for Thursday when Emma got sick and I had planned for us to go out. *patting myself on the back*
Saturday it seemed Emma’s symptoms had calmed and Lexi woke me up at 7:30 and told me it was time to go to the yard sale. I may have mentioned the community yard sale at the neighborhood next to us. I was game though and we were out of the house by 8. There ended up being 3 community yard sales in our town and we ended up hitting 2 of them over the next 2 hours. We scored some really great items for my nephew’s baby due in January. I even scored a few winter items for Emma and Lexi. Not to mention the donut and coffee from one yard sale.
Saturday around lunch Emma started with pink eye symptoms so we were kind of “stuck” at home. We piddled around the house, cleaning out the van, swinging and then I even…wait for it…made cookies from scratch. As in bring out the flour and melt the butter. They were outstanding cookies. Little did I know it made 3 dozen cookies. Well, technically the bag says 5 dozen. I’ll let you figure out where all that extra batter went.
I had to call in to the doctor to get some eye drops for Emma. In the meantime both girls took a nap and I made fish and shrimp for dinner which Scott and I ended up enjoying by ourselves.
I ended up getting three doses of eye drops in Emma before church this morning and they looked clear so we made it to the service today. I did keep Emma with me in “big church”. She was fantastic and I kind of miss her with me like she used to be in our previous church. She really enjoys the children’s program though. And let me just take a minute to plug North Rock Hill again. I could take 5 more posts to talk about it. In fact, I just wrote and deleted several sentences because I knew I’d get on a really long tangent. ANYWAY. If you are in the area and looking for a church, come check it out. If you aren’t, check out the podcasts and see what’s going on!
This afternoon after lunch at ILs I had to take Emma to the doctor as he requested last night and it turns out she had the beginning of an ear infection. Sure enough a few hours later she started complaining of her ear hurting. Thankfully after a dose of her antibiotic and some Tylenol she said she was fine. Although the doctor said she was ok to go to school tomorrow, she wasn’t 100% tonight. Unless she wakes up 200% in the morning I’ll probably keep her home one more day to recuperate.
This evening we made a quick trip the grocery store and then spent some time with Jake and Jill over coffee and…cookies, of course.
So here are back to Monday. I said it was a quiet weekend at home but maybe I should just say it was a weekend at home. Or maybe just a weekend. But a good one.
I’m guessing a lot of non-techie people have no idea what Google Wave is. Honestly, I didn’t either. I mean, I’d heard of it. And I knew it was Google’s latest project. And I knew I was a fan. I’ve been a huge fan since 1999ish. But this Wave thing, was waving right over my head.
This week, 100,000 invites went out. I think I might have requested it but apparently it didn’t help because I haven’t gotten an invite yet.
While waiting, I’ve been trying to figure out what in the heck it does exactly. I knew it would help with communication and possibly replace Gmail and Twitter. That’s about as far as I got. I’m still not sure of the details but this little video was fun to watch and gave a good high-level idea of what it’s trying to accomplish.
And if you have an invite you’d like to extend, my Gmail account is always open.
If you want a little more detail, check this video out: