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Finn played his final soccer game of the season today and he played really well.  He loves it now, and he's a reliable right wing.  His team won, as well, against Seatoun, our suburbian neighbours.  One of Finn's old friends was in the other team and has got very big.  Finn enjoyed running past him with the ball *g* Finn is still very small, barely cracked the 30kg and he's nearly eleven!  Some of his friends look very big beside him, and yet there are boys in the class even smaller.  It's a funny time, with children growing at all stages, some nearly adult size already.  I was really small at that age so I guess one of my children had to follow in my footsteps *g* one of Finn's friends is as tall as me and a lot heavier. They look very comical out together but you have to remind yourself that they're still just ten year old boys!

Asher didn't play, he's been sick all week and still coughing.  His friend came over to practise their Blues Brothers routine for the school play, and Finn's friend came over as well, he has been sick all week as well and just came to watch the soccer, so we brought him home afterwards as his brother had a soccer barbecue to go to.  So that was the afternoon, Christy and I teaching the boys how to look like Jake and Elwood!  OMG I love that movie... there are so many brilliant lines in it...
You are such a disappointing pair. I prayed so hard for you. It saddens and hurts me that the two young boys whom I taught to believe in the Ten Commandments have come back to me as two thieves, with filthy mouths and bad attitudes.
We're on a Mission from God
No I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I, I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts. IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD.
It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.

Today was not a day of great achievements but it was fairly restful.  We cooked a beef curry for dinner and made parathas, rice, yoghurt and cucumber and all that.  Asher's friend stayed for dinner and his dad  joined us at the last minute so we had seven around the table.  It was nice, candles lit and a nice sauvignon blanc for a change.   I know I had laundry to do, and marking and other things, but honestly, I just didn't do them!  It was good to catch up on LJ a little wee bit.  At least my classes are good on the whole, my work is getting done, mostly, and the house is starting to regain a little order.  God is still around, the rabbit is fine, we still have two fish, a guinea pig and a cat as well, the children are doing well and Steve is just getting on with his work in an amazing manner. I even had a good talk to my mother on the phone last night.  And my brother is still addressing me in Spanish on his emails but he's back in Darwin.  He survived Costa Rica anyway, had a good bodyguard.  I doubt I'll see him for a long time to come though.  Don't really want to either!  My poor mother went to Auckland to see two of her pupils in a little opera, and she stayed at my other brother's house.  Odd thing though, he went off to Queenstown for the weekend, my sister in law cleared out and their daughter went to a friend's house for the night.  Mum was really stunned that they all avoided her so successfully.  She waited until lunchtime the next day but no one came home so she went back home to Tauranga, really annoyed.  Poor Chase (her latest waif and stray) had to put up with her fuming all the way back.  And it's nearly three hours *g*  Family really sucks sometimes.  You kind of expect more out of them.  Then again, we do that to all kinds of people, and it really is a stupid pasttime, having expectations, huh! OMG!

So. We watched this romantic movie with Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant tonight but it was total crap.  The wind is howling round the house, and now we're off to bed. The cat still comes in to listen to Harry Potter. Funny, huh. But she doesn't always stay this time round.  She did today.  Curled up beside me, but tried to hit me when I left!  Asher thought that was very funny.  

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greenpizzazz6
Sep. 2nd, 2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
Hee! I love the Blues Brothers too!

Sounds like for the most part life is good. A couple of bumps here and there, but generally, all is good.
natesmountain
Sep. 3rd, 2007 10:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, you have to appreciate life, even when there are bumps. I put your blue book in a handy place up the hall where I see it all the time *g* it's so clever.

And ooh, I won Phil Gulley's Front Porch Tales on TradeMe and it came today. I'm gonna save it for the weekend. I was explaining to the girls at school today the culture of the American front porch - do you have one? We'd call it a verandah here, mostly (although technically in NZ English the verandah can also be the overhang over the front porch). We have one here but it's kind of off to one side - not quite the same!
greenpizzazz6
Sep. 4th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
I put your blue book in a handy place up the hall where I see it all the time
Yeah, that's definitely a good one!

do you have one?
We don't have one, though we do occasionally sit out on the concrete pad by our garage. On of my friends has the type you'd picture though, with wicker chairs, a swing, and a little table fro drinks and such. It's fun to sit out there and chat!
natesmountain
Sep. 4th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
-On of my friends has the type you'd picture though, with wicker chairs, a swing, and a little table fro drinks and such. It's fun to sit out there and chat!
Yeah, that's the one I mean. I'd love to buy a house with a huge front lawn and a really wide wooden verandah *sigh*
vivh
Sep. 3rd, 2007 07:58 am (UTC)
Finn is still very small, barely cracked the 30kg and he's nearly eleven!
Chris is only just over 30kgs and he is already 13... skinny as a rake! - but I think he is probably about to grow...and when he does I think he will end up the biggest of all the boys (he has been the tallest child at each age)

And I love the Blues Brothers too,I first saw it at a midnight show in a little old picture house in Leeds when I was a student... now we have it on DVD and the boys love it too!
natesmountain
Sep. 3rd, 2007 10:45 am (UTC)
Chris is a real weiner, huh!! *g*

-first saw it at a midnight show in a little old picture house in Leeds when I was a student..
That'd be fun, like Rocky Horror at midnight! When I was living in Auckland, they had a showing at half past eleven every Friday or Saturday night, free if you came dressed up.

I just love the whole 'mission from God' thing with the Blues Brothers. And the music, of course. And the humour. And the mad Nazis. And the car chases. And the celebrity roles. And the dialogue. Love the dialogue!
vivh
Sep. 3rd, 2007 11:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, I did Rocky Horror at Midnight in Leeds too... great fun!!

Never did the dressing up thing, though lots of people did!!! wish I had really!!!
natesmountain
Sep. 4th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
-Never did the dressing up thing, though lots of people did!!! wish I had really!!!
Heh! Never too late! I went one time and we took all the things we'd need, newspaper, lighters (I suppose people use their cell phones now) and suchlike. The nurses behind us had syringes full of water for the rain scene! And there was toast on the floor everywhere afterwards! It was good in the old theatres, where people could run up to the big screen and pretend to roll the world around at the end.
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