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Dynamite Day

So the Catholic Family’s Friday July 3rd party got started early with my 8:00 am salon appointment and Hubs having the day off from work, meaning a breakfast of homemade waffles and steamy espresso to tide me over while sitting in that blessed salon chair for 2+ hours. Then, for wasting time purposes, I paid Kohls a visit and picked up 3 new outfits of skimmers (pants somewhere in between walking shorts and capris) and summer tops, because quite frankly, I needed a lil’ wardrobe update that didn’t bear the name of Nike or Adidas. (Father Chi frowns on that kind of thing during mass, you know.)

Meanwhile, Hubs & the Catholic Kids were home watching Roger Federer kick some tennis bootay at Wimbledon, out-and-about taking taking the car for a much needed oil change, and subsequently working up a good appetite for sub sandwiches. So guess what? I met those peeps at Barnes & Noble, because it just happens to be right next door to Kohls and a birthday gift card was burning a hole in my wallet. But we only left with a few books for the CK’s and my card intact. (BTW: Spent that baby online later in the afternoon, per Becca’s sweet book recommendation – thanks!) And finally, lunch at Subway where we replenished our starving bodies. *whew*

Then what? In search of a fireworks stand! More specifically, one bearing the Knights of Columbus logo, as we prefer buying fireworks in support of those nice Catholic gentlemen in our Archdiocese. Although, despite the fact that Catholic Son had his sights set on bringing home a 3-foot tall monstrosity of pseudo-dynamite, we settled with a nice grocery bag of fireworks fun to keep us safely entertained yet another year:

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Someone Feed the Cat

First Saturdays of summer vacation should include sleeping in, right? Not at our house! Because more big things were meant to happen today, like Catholic Girlie’s orchestra performance at the local high school commencement downtown in the Omaha Civic Auditorium. And wow was it ever amazing! That girlie played her heart out throughout the graduation ceremony with pieces such as:

  • Stand by Me
  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  • Sinfonia in D
  • Lullaby
  • ‘California Girls’ & ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ by Beach Boys
  • The Muppet Medley
  • Pomp and Circumstance
  • Star Spangled Banner

While I absolutely loved listening to CG play her cello (as the only 7th grade cellist by personal invitation from the high school orchestra director, by the way!), the personal kicker for me was the fact that she performed in the exact same arena where I experienced my own college graduation ceremony from Creighton University. Talk about holding back the tears! I had to keep reminding myself that it’s just not right to have an emotional breakdown while attending someone else’s graduation seated amongst hundreds of people, at least not for me anyway. I pictured myself getting all weepy and having people point and stare at the crazy lady sitting in the arena brandishing a camera, recording the orchestra. Not a pretty picture.

Anyway, the day could get no better… or so I thought before having lunch with the Catholic Family at Subway where the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies were melt-in-your-mouth-delectable. Then the CK’s and I changed clothes and headed over to the pool per Catholic Son’s constant nagging/begging, and I chlorinated those people up good enough to stink up the pew during mass afterwards. I figured, hey, it’s summer and somebody’s got to do it. Why not us? Exactly.

And now, back at home it feels like we’ve been out of the house for a good week. Looks like it, too, with all of the heaping piles of stuff that need putting away. School backpacks still unpacked. Mail unopened. Newspapers unread. Dirty dishes in the sink and on the counter. Laundry overflowing all 3 hampers. The cat begging to be fed. Uh-oh… poor Smokie’s all neglected with our constant running. What kind of pet owners are we?!

All I know is that whoever coined the phrase ‘Lazy Days of Summer’ has a screw loose.