Lots of cool stuff is happening in my boy Jude's life lately. First of all, he got these...
Yes, he has braces! Which are pretty cute. The orthodontists assistant put the fear of God into him by telling him that if he didn't brush around his braces properly, he would get these terrible white calcium spots...
...so he's become a little obsessed about his brushing. This morning, he realized that he had forgotten to brush his teeth last night, and he shook his head sadly and murmured "White spots, here I come." I didn't inform him that it would take more than one missed brushing to get the spots.
And then last week he got this...
He was named 4th Grade Student of the Month! Very exciting. Quite an honor. I honestly don't know why he was chosen; he's not the best student in the class, and he's forgetful as all hell. But I like to think he's a particularly good and kind boy, who always tries his best. And he's pretty funny, which can't hurt. Now, he's all pumped up about himself. It's fascinating how much confidence it has given him. And interestingly, he's been putting forth extra effort on his school work - he seems to think his teacher expects something extra out of him.
And now...track season has started. So Jude's doing both swimming and track at the same time. Which is too much. But he's so focused and dedicated about doing well with both of them, that I can't help but indulge him. His schedule yesterday...
- 7:00 am - track - ran 2 miles.
- 8:00 am - school
- 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - swimming practice
- 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm - track practice - sprinting
I swear to God. And you know what? He did it. Wasn't even remotely tired. He's like a machine. He also managed to do all his homework, eat 14 chicken tacos and read a chapter of The Hobbit. I don't know what has come over him. I feel sure that a certain amount of burnout is bound to catch up with him soon. I'd better keep my eye on him. After his swim meet this weekend, he'll have to slow down some!
Okay, enough about my kid, already!
Did y'all watch Saturday Night Live the other night? Justin Timberlake hosted, and it was one of the best episodes they'd had in ages! Really well-written - I actually LOLed. That JT is something, isn't he? I mean, I used to think he was just that pretty 'N Sync boy, but he is funny and cute and he can act and sing and dance. Maybe HE should host the damned Oscars!
What a handy website - Drinkify. You can type in the music you are listening to, and it will tell you the appropriate cocktail you should be drinking to most enhance your listening enjoyment. For example:
- If you're listening to Mozart, you should drink a Mozart, which is a glass of red wine, garnished with a maraschino cherry.
- The Rolling Stones? 10 oz. of rum on the rocks, garnished with cocktail onions.
- Merle Haggard? A Bud Light.
- Adele? The Adele - 2 oz. vodka, 2 oz. coconut milk, 1 oz. honey, garnished with cucumber.
Go check it out, crank up some tunes and get your cocktail on!
Did y'all notice that I FINALLY updated the damned "What I'm Reading" widgets on my sidebar? Well I did. At first, there was some kind of an issue with Amazon that wouldn't let me do the link, but then...I was just pretty lazy. Anyway, I hope that none of y'all thought that Jude was reading the same book for 6 months!
And speaking of birthdays coming up soon...
Have y'all noticed that thing on Facebook, which at first I found to be incredibly annoying, but now I'm thinking might be pretty handy, where when you go to wish your friend a Happy Birthday, you can also buy them a gift? You can buy them booze or flowers or a variety of lovely gift items. You can even get them gift cards - oh my, a Starbucks Gift Card would be SO very nice for someone (me) who has a birthday (me) next week (me). OR...they even have Facebook Games Gift cards for someone (me) who has given up games for Lent (me), but gets to play them on their birthday, because that's what children who have birthdays during Lent get to do. That's what my mother told me anyway. I feel certain there's some kind of dispensation for that.
That's it for today. Go visit Stacy! And let me know your Rapper Name in your comment!