25 February 2010

100 days of...

today is Q's 100th day of school
& they are doing lots of fun things...
he's been practicing counting to 100
& as you can see
writing all of his numbers to 100
(any idea how long it takes 5 year old to write
100 numbers?
longer than 100 minutes...)

also counting out 100 jelly beans
that was a toughy
you have to reward yourself along the way when
you're doing that one :)

so in honor of that
i thought i would make a list of 100 things
but as i tried to think of what my list would be
i got tired
& i thought that if thinking of a list made me tired
how would making the actual list make me feel?

& so i have decided to make a list of 10 things
in direct proportion of Q's energy level to mine
(i think 10:1 is pretty accurate for a 5 year old to a 35 year old don't you?)
(is that a correct ratio? not a math girl either...
art & ap english! ask me about those subjects!)

so my list is:
the 10 things i'd do in a day
if money &
other people's schedules & living locations
were no object

1. breakfast at the glenwood: me, brian
& the newspaper (preferably the oregonian)
(& eggs benedict & homefries)
(& a wonderful, competent babysitter
at home watching our kids)

2. home to snuggle buggle with Q & miss m

3. meet my sister for estate sales & thrifty stores
(& a wonderful, competent babysitter
at home watching our kids)
(oh, & someone handing us money at every cash register)

4. lunch at cafe yumm with my whole family, both sides,
from the far reaches of the universe (with only a few
exceptions which i will not list here because this is a
nice, happy list & the people who wouldn't be
included aren't reading anyway...)

5. meet at a playground with all of my mom friends
& their kiddos
(& somehow it's just us the whole time
& all of the kids get along
& no one has to go to the hospital
& all the kids like the healthy snacks that magically appear
& an espresso cart is there giving free
16 oz samples & brownies that only moms can see
& the moms get to finish sentences
& when it's time to go everyone hugs
& skips to their cars
& gets in their car seats
& buckles their own seat belts
& waves
& smiles
& says 'whatever you make for dinner tonight
is just fine with me, mom')

6. me. barnes & noble. cozy chair.
magazines. peanut butter cup cookie.

7. movie & angie & a good discussion afterward
(popcorn & some sort of chocolate candy)

8. dinner with brian & Q & miss m
anywhere that serves pasta & yummy bread
& has paper table clothes that you can color on

9. dance party! all of our adult friends & family
all ages, all dance abilities
drinks & snacks & booty shaking
slow dances too, of course...
(& wonderful, competent babysitters
at all of the homes who need it,
watching all of the kids who need it)

10. brian & i head home to
sit in the hot tub that appeared in our back yard

i'd say that just about does it...
so i guess this list was me staying in my town
but everyone else
having to travel...
very nice :)
a travel day would be fun too...

you may have noticed that many of the items
mentioned food & snacking
& that is because i am dreaming of the day
when i can just eat what i want to
because yes
you guessed it
i am still sick...
& i though i have added a few things to my menu
(rice! mashed potatoes! jello!)
i am still nowhere near eggs benedict & homefries...
i do have sort of an answer as to why i've been so sick though
so that's nice...
the dr's figured out that
there's something going on in my liver
& tomorrow i'm getting a ct scan so they can look & see
exactly what's going on in there
& hopefully help me out...
help me out :)
pretty please?

what would you do with a day just for you to fill up?
or more importantly
what would you snack on?

wishing you all happy 100 days
happy 100 everything!



Lynn said...

If you changed the names and changed "dance party" to scrapbook party...you'd have my list! :) I especially like your park scenario with the invisible-to-kid-brownies, free coffee and moms finishing sentences! :)

Kelly said...

Ok, my favorite is #5. It sounds lovely! Oliver also celebrated his 100th day of school with the same worksheet except there was fruit loops instead of jelly beans. They had a big celebration at school which I think is so fun. Celebrate school, what a concept! =) I sure do miss Mr. Q and miss M and their momma.

Angie said...

I am so there.

Love you!

Anonymous said...

Good job Quinn. The first hundred numbers are the hardest. Also counting with jelly beans.
I like them too.
As for 10 things to do. I would spend time with family and good friends, eat Euphoria chocolate
truffles and hike in the woods. (Guess 10 items are too much for me.)
I'm praying for you and your tests.
I love you, Grandma

jmbmommy said...

sounds pretty good... today I would just like a mute button for any noises that are too loud and/or whiney... myself included, I guess

Mrs.Kate.W said...

I like your list...certainly the estate sales with money handed to me...I would add Nordstrom and Gap to my list.
love you...praying