New bakery shop in Boulder

August is nearly over, can you believe it? My mom’s visit went great. We drove up to Estes Park, in the pouring rain, and shopped, ate & took in the views. Mom loved it. We then retreated to Boulder for dinner and spent the night there. Sunday morning, we discovered a brand new bakery, bought some pastries then took them to Peet’s to get coffee/tea. Did some more shopping, then headed home to go see Mamma Mia! at the movie theater at Southlands.

Things at church are complicated, but we’re staying put. Finally all the rumors were addresses, and I’m happy that it is out in the open. I plan to attend the church meeting tomorrow night, and I pray the church continues to keep people in the loop.

Elijah started preschool, and he seems to like it. I love it! I get 2+ hours of quiet time with Miles, without Elijah filling every second with sound. I’ve met a few of the parents, and I hope I can get in and volunteer soon. Get the inside scoop on how Elijah spends his morning.

I’ve been super slack on my fitness. I’m getting distracted by life, and I’m not happy with the results that yields. I think what would be best for me is to put together a training plan for the 4 mile Turkey Trot (Thanksgiving Day). And I badly want to get back up on the wall.

We watched 21 the other night. Pretty enjoyable, but it gave me a case of Vegas fever. Sigh. I have to hope it passes, since a trip to Vegas is not going to happen.

My bible study is ending this week, so I have to wait and see when the fall one starts. It was a great experience this summer, growing closer to other women, sharing in our battles, and holding each other up in prayer.

Yes, the democrats are in town, and some of their Hollywood friends. I live in the ‘burbs, so I’m not exactly bumping into Ben Affleck at Safeway. I would like to go downtown this week, enjoy the sun, try and spot a celeb. We’ll see.

I’ll close with a quote from 21.

Ben Campbell: So why are you telling me?
Micky Rosa: Well, let’s just say a spot opened up on our roster.
Ben Campbell: How?
Micky Rosa: Jimmy got a job at Google.
Ben Campbell: Jim… Jimmy got a job at Google?
Micky Rosa: Yeah, it’s catchy, I know.
Ben Campbell: Well, if you’re making so much money at this then why did he take it?
Micky Rosa: Ben, I said Google, not Sizzler.

State Of Confusion

I feel like I’m on the outside of a whirlwind, watching things swirl before me, and I’m trying to make sense of it. Let me assure you, I’m okay, there is just a flurry of oddness, and I am not in it but on the outside.

My 2nd dr appt turned out alright, I have one more, and I really hope I can get some answers. So far as anyone can tell, everything looks normal. The question remains, why is my body acting so weird.

A friend of mine is going through a hard time, and while I have no details, my heart is breaking for her. I can only pray God brings her through this so much stronger than before, and that he will protect her & her family. When I saw her the other day, I thought I might cry, because I felt like I could feel her sadness, just by hugging her.

The exodus from our church continues, and I am not ready to jump ship along with them yet. But it makes me sad. While Creekside has never been what Woodbridge was to me, Creekside has still been a blessing. I just want to see my church thrive.

As summer draws to a close, I hope we can get out one more time and explore someplace new in Colorado. This weekend, I will be jaunting off with my mom (in town for a few days) to Estes Park & Boulder, leaving the boys behind. We have no plans for Labor Day weekend, so I’m on a mission to find something.

I wanna say, remaking Ghostbusters (which is already a flippin’ awesome movie) is a bad idea! Especially when you throw in crappy actors. I just shake my head.

I’m going to close with a quote from Futurama, where we got our nicknames for the boys, Wingus & Dingus.

Brannigan: “Leela! My sweet. I’ve come to save you! I have a devious plan.”
Leela: “Oh, great… Captain Moron has a plan. Why don’t you tell it to Wingus and Dingus here?”
Brannigan: *turns to Bender & Fry* “Wingus, Dingus, listen up. We’re going to give the aliens the ol’ switcheroo.”
Fry: “You mean…”
Brannigan: “Correct! I’ve found a giant hideous ape that looks exactly like Leela.”

Mild Disappointments

1. My dr appt did not end in resolving my issue, rather it has spurned on two more appts. I’m not concerned, it will get fixed soon enough I’m sure. It’s just the inconvenience of more appts.

2. Denver Botanical Gardens at Chatfield. I thought it looked promising when we drove up, but it paled to the Gardens in downtown. It was like going to visit an open field, there were virtually no flowers, just a lot of buildings you couldn’t enter (used for events). And the mosquitos were awful! Thank God it was free, because I doubt I’d go again. (The few pictures I took are on Shutterfly, under 2008 Out & About)

3. No Country For Old Men. While I thought it was filmed very well, the lack of character growth, and no resolution at the end, left me puzzled as to why the actors garnered Oscar nominations. Not to say Javier Bardem isn’t a good actor, but to play a psychopath for 2 hours, and not see the character grow or change, didn’t seem all that challenging to me. What do I know?

That’s about sums up my Thurs, Fri & Sat. We’re finally going to drop out of the 90 degree weather tomorrow. Oh how I wish it would rain, our lawn looks so sad. This week, I have another dr appt, and hopefully we’ll be going out to Lakewood to see Chad & Khara. Throw in there some playdates, some trips to the gym, and hopefully reading some books. That’s my week. What’s yours look like?

I’ll close with a quote from Two Weeks Notice.

Lucy Kelson: What did I tell you that defines an emergency?
George Wade: A large meteoroid, severe blood loss and uh… what was the other thing?
Lucy Kelson: Death! And you’re not dead!