Wednesday, January 30, 2008

It's Almost Over!!!

hooray! Jerret is coming home in 2 days! They finished their work early and he gets to come back to this freezing cold state.

I had my nephews again last weekend. I played it safe this time and did not venture out of the house alone with three boys. Can you tell I learned my lesson? I think the whole multiple-kid adventure is something you have to slowly work yourself into, not just jump in with both feet like crazy ol' me did! Aunt Cyndi came over and cooked breakfast for everyone, which was terrific because I caught some kind of bug that has been going around work and was exhausted with a head cold all weekend. After breakfast she made play dough with the kids. They loved it, and especially loved the fact that cherry kool-aid was the secret ingredient to make it red.

In other news...that genius son of mine has been saying all kinds of new words lately - banana, no, door, shoe, sock, hello, and TV. He also learned how to put his shoes on all by himself! They were actually on the wrong feet, but Aunt Cyndi made sure I didn't touch them since this was a feat he accomplished all on his own and taking them off would make him think he did something wrong (thank God for unsolicited advice - hahaha). She is a pre-school teacher so she really does know what she is talking about.

Oh - and Jerret called me this morning (10:00 p.m. in China) and said the plant guys (30 of them!) all took him out for his last day there. He had a few too many beers and ended up giving away his prized Ohio State football jersey to one of the furnace workers! I need to get that man drunk more often and see what I can get out of him!


Hilary Marquis said...

I had to laugh about the drinking...Tim called me from a business trip in Korea a year ago. Tim rarely ever drinks and when he does it is ONE bee. and I could tell he was a little tipsy, I asked if he was drunk. His reply was "Not anymore!". I scolded him a little and then he explained. In an attempt to not cause offense he had to eat the dinner that was had tenticles of some poor sea creature that looked like it may still be alive and lots of unidentifiable stuff with it. They didn't bring him anything to drink but soju (kinda like the Japanese saki) "I needed a chaser to get the stuff down! And it was the only thing they gave me to drink!" Poor guy, I had to laugh then and was greatful for the cold hot dog and mac n' cheese I'd had for my dinner.

A Pawn In This Game Called Life said...

Funny! I am a picky eater - really picky - so I'll have to remember that trick for the next time I'm in a bind (or in Kyrgyzstan!)