By now, most of you have probably figured out that Alabama has a bye this weekend. Why else would Wayne decide to go to the camp and hunt in 80-degree weather (I keep telling him that those deer are not stupid!)?!? But, yes, Bama has the weekend off and for the first weekend in over a month, we won’t be glued to our TV. Alise won’t have to don the Bama cheerleading outfit and I won’t have to come up with something for “tail-reclining” food! However….Wayne and I WILL be in Tuscaloosa next weekend for the Bama v. Ole Miss game! I can’t wait and I hope that the weather stays cool!!
I did it! I went out at lunch and bought the first book to the “Twilight Series” by Stephanie Meyers. I’ve heard so many of you talk about it and said that you couldn’t put the book down that I decided to read it, too. Especially after I also heard that it was being made into a movie. I was hoping a “different” book would help jump-start my reading slump that I’ve somehow contracted since coming home from the beach. So, if you’ve read the book, give me your thoughts about it, but please don’t tell me how it ends. I’ll let you know what I think, too.
I had another dream about a tornado last night. For those of you that don’t know, I have dreams about me hiding out under a bed in order to stay safe from an approaching tornado all the time. I just know that I am going to die in a tornado some day! I am not kidding here. Last night I dreamed that it was my parents, my brother and me that were all swept up in a tornado. Since my parents’ house is surrounded by trees, I dreamed that I was cut up rather badly from the limbs, but I survived. That’s the first time I ever dreamed about being IN a tornado…most of the time, I’m just HIDING from one that’s coming. By now, you think that I have TOTALLY lost my mind, but I’ll tell you that I found a site online that could “interpret” my dreams. I just had to find out why I keep having these dreams about tornados! It said that I had much chaos and stress in my life! Ha! Can you believe that!?!
I think Alise was sad to see the last day of her “Star of the Week” end. Since I have had to carry snacks to school everyday this week, I have walked her into her classroom and she has enjoyed that. It’s been a rather sentimental week for me…watching and realizing that Alise is growing up and how I have rushed it and not enjoyed it like I should have. Last night, she was helping me bake cookies for her class and I looked at her and almost didn’t recognize her. I think she’s in the beginning stages of another growing spurt and her hair is losing some of the blondeness that the hot summer sun has caused. It’s being replaced by a nice shade of light red. But I watched her this week through her morning routine of handing Ms. K her folder, hanging her backpack up under her name, and smiling and giggling with her friends. Her personality is beginning to shine through….or maybe it’s the antibiotic. Or maybe it’s just sheer sassiness! But I love it just the same!