No school Friday

September 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I finally have pictures from the boys night out last weekend! Remember my friends’ beautiful house where they went for a sleepover? This was the view from their rooftop terrace:
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I’m pretty sure they had a great time. They went swimming at the beach across the street:
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The dads (no moms in sight):
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Watching the sun go down over the gulf:
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Playing video games in their game room of a garage:
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And playing with a baby hamster!
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They don’t look miserable, huh? Thank you Jon (& Jen in absentia) for hosting all my boys! I enjoyed myself in their absence. Maybe too much, but that’s ancient history now.

So, yesterday I posted that I was going to try to run while the boys were in karate. On the way there it was thundering and lightening and torrentially raining. It wasn’t looking good. But after I dropped the boys off I sat in the car for a few minutes and the rain slacked off a bit. The thunder seemed to be fading so I decided to just go and hope for the best. I did a crazy circular route through the nearby neighborhood:
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Hey CC…I ran right by your house! I ended up getting in three miles with five minutes to cool down in the A/C of my car before their karate class was over. I only got sprinkled on a little and am very proud of myself for squeezing in a run on a day that I felt like I basically had no time for it. Goofy post-run cell phone photo:
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It was nice to run in a different neighborhood for a change. I also managed to fit it in between downpours, because on our drive back home the skies opened up again.
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I need to remember that there is almost always a way to fit in a run (if you don’t mind being a sweaty mess afterwards, which I was when we went to pick up the pizza from Tour de Pizza on the way home).

Today has been crazy. The boys are out of school for a teacher work day and we are doing half a dozen different things. I’ll have to catch up on all that tomorrow. Have a great weekend!

Another day after

September 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Everybody had fun last night.

The boys, all three of them, had fun spending the night with our friends the N’s at their awesome house at the beach. I may have more photos of their night later, but here is the view from the roof terrace of their house:
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Beautiful, right?

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I had fun last night with my friends Val, Kathy and Bobbi-Jo.
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We intended to watch stupid movies but just ended up talking all night.

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Barb stopped by too:
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You can see the video that accompanies the photo above on the My Fascinating Life – Caroline Calcote Facebook page. Please like me…that Facebook widget in my sidebar is kind of sad.

Mr. Barb got dragged to the hen party…
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and that photo segues into who had the most fun of all last night…Chewie.
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Cocoa came to play!

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They played non-stop for hours.

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And today I am good for nothing. Except television. So far I have watched the end of Project Runway; America’s Next Top Model (best.season.ever!!!); The Rachel Zoe Project; Top Chef: Just Desserts (with Mack who was dying over the Willie Wonka room); Home By Novogratz; and now I’m watching Parenthood. See, I had a lot of television that needed watching. And a lot of hangover that needed nursing. I never learn.

But I have fun. Back to real life tomorrow.