It’s nearly ten and NO visits from city officials. I guess that’s a good night, right? 😉 I barely slept last night. Funny how easily I could do that when I was younger. Now, I can deal with the lack of sleep, but MAN does it show on my face. Cucumber slices are not going to make those bags under my eyes go away. Sometimes I hate getting old – not always, but in this instance, I hate it.
Mike and I are talking about putting in a fence along that side of the yard, but, damn, it’s expensive. The upside? We would paint the outside of the fence, facing our mean neighbor’s yard, with some lovely Caribbean colors – we’re leaning toward pink and lime. Our side of the fence will be planted with bougainvilla. We’ll see if the money works out – I resent having to spend so much money on something none of us want. But, the thought of a Caribbean fence facing our beige neighbor makes me a little happier than it should.
The alternative? I found a website that shows how to build a fence out of wine bottles. This cracks me up as much as the crazy color fence. If we go with that option, I’ll let you know because that’s going to be a LOT of wine bottles. (The picture is one idea – the other is to stack and mortar wine bottles like bricks which is more what I’m thinking lol)
I spent this evening doing water aerobics with my neighbors. Oh my. We have been trying to walk together and then work out. Tonight was the first night we tried an actual real water aerobics plan. I think I’m going to be sore tomorrow. Bonus? The kids were all at my house playing Risk and we had the neighbor’s pool all to ourselves. That NEVER happens. Then, as we were finishing up, a huge thunderstorm moved in. We were trapped at the neighbor’s and the kids were trapped here with Mike. Bummer. So, we did what any sane women would do. We picked a safe spot in the garage and drank wine and watched the storm. It was a very nice, relaxing night. Mike and all the boys over here seemed to have a good time too – world domination did not get out of hand and no one was in tears after the storm.
Over this week, I’ve read the Hunger Games series. I’m not a huge fan of the “young adult” genre, but this was a seriously entertaining series. Andy has read the first one, Danny just finished and Ian is starting on book one. It brings up lots of questions in the kids’ minds and we’ve had some interesting discussions. It’s violent and parts are a little scary, but I would say a mature 11-12 year old who likes to read could handle it. Just tossing it out there for those of you looking for stuff for your kids to read this summer. It’s not terribly challenging reading, but it’s straightforward and the storyline is compelling.