Nolan is 8 months old today! I will post a little update and some pictures of the awesome little man soon, but today there are too many other bits to share from our week.
The week started off with Sean going to the courthouse for Jury selection, and since he was approved by both parties, he's doing his civic duty this week and serving on the jury. It should go until should go till Friday; with the hours of 10 - 5 and a 1.5 hour lunch, you'd think it would be way cushier than a normal job, but there's a lot to take in and think about, not to mention the pressure of knowing you have to decide someone's fate. They're not sequestered, so Nolan gets extra Dad time in the morning, and we've had lunch together each day so far. Sean is finding the whole process pretty interesting, and as a bonus, appreciates our marriage so much more after hearing some of the stuff he's had to listen to.
In other Sean news, he went out last night and bought another Mustang. It's a 97 cherry red convertible Cobra. Now he's got one for the road, not just the one that's in the garage being built (slowly) for speed. We should get it early next week. Just in time for his birthday. How convenient. Now I don't have to buy him anything.
Madeline is a booky girl like her mom, and sometimes that pays off in more ways than just the adventures you go on when reading... When we got home yesterday, there was a message from the library for Madeline letting her know she won the top prize in the summer reading contest draw - an iPod touch! Her face was pretty funny when she was listening to it; she just bought herself one three weeks ago. (Can you say ironic?) It's a white 8gb just like the one she has, so she'll sell it and fill her bank account back up to where it was.
In other M news, she came upstairs tonight after her shower with a round bristle brush completely tangled in her hair. I'm kicking myself for not grabbing the camera before I helped her out of it.
We had our first book club of the year last night; I'll have to post our book list for all you bibliophiles out there. One of the things that's great about our group is that everyone brings a snack every time. You might think it's overkill, but no. It's great. There's usually something inspired by the book, too; last night it was Lisa bringing a platter of grapes and other fruit a la Grapes of Wrath. Well done, Lisa. Last night was the first time I left Nolan at home, too.
Wishing you a great week, whether it's a normal one or not!