When I was a kid, Mom would make buttered tortillas for us (seven of us kids) for breakfast then send us on our way to grade school. It has been a whirlwind raising my own kids. They are super picky. The older one doesn’t like tortilla with just butter. She prefers quesadillas. I’ve made a quesadilla for her once but I could never get the cheese amount exactly the way she likes it (but I think she likes it thick and gooey). She didn’t complain but she hasn’t asked me to make it again. As for my youngest, she doesn’t go near tortillas or cheese.
I like mine plain with butter just the way Mom made it.
July was a busy month. Swim is done for my youngest. It was very intense and we’re glad to be done with it but we will probably join a less rigorous swim team during the school year. School starts for my youngest this coming Monday. She’ll be in 5th grade, the last grade in grade school where we live, then she’ll start 6th grade in middle school. When I think about it, I get teary-eyed, so I try not to let myself get too deep into thoughts about it.
My oldest will be starting 10th grade in a week. She loves POMs. If you don’t know what POMs is, it’s a competitive sport where they compete their skills with other high schools. The best go to national every year to compete for first place. But, they also do volunteering and fundraise, and attend and cheer at all the varsity football games, other varsity games, and some junior varsity games. Although she loves POMs, a part of her misses dance. A few weeks ago she was so sad that she cried her eyes out begging to take a lyrical class with the dance studio. So, husband and I signed her up and now she’s happy as can be. She loves to dance. There are so many facets of dance and some of them she doesn’t like or want to deal with, but dance, mostly just lyrical, she’s passionate about.
On the 3rd of this month, husband and I celebrated our 16th anniversary. We had lunch and then in the evening, went to see the movie, Valerian. In between, we took our youngest to school for registration and to meet her 5th grade teacher, and took our oldest to gynmastics (required for POMs).
Anyway, enough jabbering. Here are my top 3 epic songs I’ve been listening to so far.
“Lost Tales” by SimBi
“Promentory” Remix by Vince Rogers
“Translation” by Tim McMorris
Over the weekend, my daughters had a dance convention just north of us, where they took classes and where my oldest daughter competed in a couple of dances. We booked a hotel near the hotel where the convention was because there was no time to return home and then drive all the way to the convention again. The hotel where the convention was, was booked by the time we decided we’d stay up there, but our hotel was only about a three minute drive away so that was nice. It was exhausting for husband because he did all the driving. I was tired because I couldn’t sleep. The girls enjoyed it and my oldest loved it so much she wished it had lasted longer. I’m so glad to know she loved it. In past conventions, she’d come home exhausted and miss school the next morning because she would be hurting all over from dancing.
I was surprised to see that my daughter’s dance group was used for the main photo/video page. It’s also on the entry to the gallery page. In the screenshot, my daughter is the farthest left.