Monday, Aug. 20 – Warm and lovely weather. SOTD: Moschino Funny! I’d better get a couple of wearings of this in before summer turns into fall. Pizza for dinner – Taz’s choice, because he starts school as a sixth grader tomorrow.
Tuesday, Aug. 21 – School went well, apparently. Taz said he only had to try opening his locker six times before he managed it. Think of that, only six… (to be fair, I tried his locker myself, and it is a little cranky). In the evening, we went to the high school to eat hot dogs and watch the marching band perform their show for parents. They did a good job, especially for August! There are some rough spots, and those same three struggling newbie band members have yet to figure out which is their left foot, but overall it’s pretty good. The color guard is about 75% newbies, and most of them haven’t quite got this “marching thing” down yet either, but it’s coming along. SOTD: YSL Paris Pont des Amours.
We’re down to one calf that we’re bottle-feeding. One calf died, and his mama needed a baby to feed, so Esau has been adopted. We’re still giving Jacob three bottles a day. SOTE, after coming back from the band picnic: Amouage Memoir Woman. Wow, this thing is freaky. I’m still not sure why I love it so much. I shouldn’t. It’s not very “me” at all.
Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Cool and cloudy most of the day. First day of school for Gaze and Bookworm (of course, she’s been doing classes at Governor’s School for two weeks, but regular county schools started classes today). Wrote quite a bit, did some laundry, planned a sewing project. Wrote down all the house projects I need to schedule (chimney cleaning, having the HVAC guys look over our heat pumps and vents, getting the foyer painted, repainting the porch railings). SOTD: Hanae Mori and Dark Kiss, just to finish up this long-delayed Throwdown.
Church small group meeting in the evening, discussing ways to get involved in the community and show God’s love. SOTE: Ines de la Fressange.
Thursday, Aug. 23 – Foggy in the morning. On the way to drop the boys off at the middle school, a truck crossed the highway just a few feet in front of me. Nearly gave me a heart attack! SOTD: Chypre, first in vintage Coty parfum, and then when that wore off, in DSH edp. Gaze’s first football game tonight. It was away, and his team won (38-0). I don’t think he played much defense, but he’s on special teams so he got on the field for every kickoff, punt, or return.
Friday, Aug. 24 – First (official) high school football game of the season! Played the nearby town in the so-called “Battle for the Bridge,” in honor of the bridge over the river that separates this county from the town. I sold pizza for the band boosters. The CEO and Taz came up to the pizza tent and gave me a break so I could watch the show; it looked much much better than it had on Tuesday! SOTD: Cuir de Lancome. Very nice stuff, although by the time I got there and started selling pizza, we were so busy I had no opportunity to notice what I was wearing. After a miserable football season last year, our team’s doing much better. We won 41-9, against a smaller school which nevertheless had narrowly beaten us twice over the past two years.
Saturday, Aug. 25 – Laundry. Housecleaning. Boring stuff. Cloudy day with rainshowers and cooler temperatures. We had fresh garden sweet corn for dinner, which was lovely. SOTD: nothing. SOTE: Soivohle Centennial.
Sunday, Aug. 26 – Cooler this morning; warmer by midafternoon. SOTMorning: DK Gold. Watched “Silence of the Lambs” with The CEO on TV… brrrr, such a creepy movie! (So is the book. All three of those books are creepy – and yet such lovely prose from Thomas Harris in them.) SOTEvening: cozy lightweight aldehydey thing, Ulric de Varens pour elle.