Oh hai there

by Ginger on July 23, 2014

in Random

So, um, oops on the whole posting to the blog thing. Let’s catch up a bit, shall we?

Right now, I’m a ComicCon widow–N.C. has a booth at SDCC this year, and so he’s down there at the show and I’m up here with the child. For the most part it’s no big deal, but tonight when I had to battle J to get his homework done (not because it was beyond his ability, just because he was being squirrely), I KINDA wished I was able to switch places with N.C. just for a little bit. And you guys know I don’t love conventions and trade shows. That’s how annoying the kindergarten homework is already proving to be.

Anyway, I think N.C. is going to do amazing at ComicCon, and reports from the preview night seem to be positive, so fingers crossed the whole event continues on that way for him. If by chance you’re going to SDCC, swing by and say hi to him at his booth 4531!

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So back to that homework thing.

Man is that a pain in the ass.

I don’t actually have a problem with the homework–so far it’s all been totally within Jackson’s abilities, and he actually kind of likes it–we just need to figure out a better schedule for doing it. The kids get the packet on Thursday and it’s all due the following Thursday. There’s more than enough time to get it all done, we just need to get in the right rhythm for it all. But so far we haven’t hit that rhythm and tonight it bit me in the ass.

This whole kindergarten thing is taking some adjusting, for all of us. We’ll get there. Eventually.

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I’m working on putting together a simple get together for SoCal folks. I’ve wanted to do it for a while, but always have this fear that no one will want to come. But I finally just said, eh, screw it, and threw it out on Twitter. I’m fairly confident at least a few people will come, and the idea wouldn’t leave me alone, so I thought I’d try.

I don’t have it all figured out, but it’s definitely going to happen in some form or another. If you’re local (or want to come visit here) and would like to come, let me know (if you haven’t already).

(and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t already thinking about making it a semi-regular thing if it ends up being fun)

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Summer colds are bullshit.

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I’ve been wanting to try Stand Up Paddleboarding for a while–there are always people out when we’re at the beach, or when we drive by the lagoon, and it looks like this cool combination of peaceful and challenging, without being surfing (I don’t know that my knees or my clumsiness could take surfing). There’s a place nearby I could do a rental to try it out, so I’m putting that on my list of things to try this year. I’m putting it here to keep me accountable.

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So what’s up with you?

Shell Flower July 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Good luck with the get-together. I am sure it will be fun. I still have yet to meet any of my bloggy friends in real-life up here in WA State, but it would be cool. I also really want to try paddleboarding. Been seeing a lot more of it on the bay here this summer. As for kindergarten homework in July, wow, glad we went with Waldorf back then. My son finally graduated high school last year and let me tell you, there were plenty of homework battles. The sooner he sees it as his responsibility, the better.

Maribel Reyes July 28, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Yes I agree, homework is a pain. It’s all about -just like you mentioned- getting into a rhythm that works for your family. For us it was 10 – 15 minutes a day unless it took us longer to get it all done. You will get there, just hang in there. We all went through the same and still sometimes at almost 9 go through the same. I’m sure NC did great at ComicCon… 😀

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