After he got back and finished assembling the new bike he bought T., and put the wheel on it that he'd bought separately that has a Nexus internal gear on it (or maybe an SRAM -- I don't really recall), they went out to the bike trail. While T. claims he doesn't like the bike and didn't like the outing, I don't think he means it. I think there was some confusion about verb tenses, and T. meant he didn't want to go do it again right away. R. says they had a really good time. Pretty exciting to get his first bike with gears!
A. has finally completely lost the last of the tiny penguins (the ones that came with Beautiful Bella in the Ty Lil Ones line); I cannot find it anywhere and given she was in the basement with R. for a while, the possibilities are daunting. I looked, but I gave up and ordered a couple more from a 3rd party seller on Amazon. At one point, I had a stash of three of these, but they've slowly disappeared. I got so discouraged about not being able to find it, AND not finding anything else in the course of the search (an indication that the main living floor truly has been decluttered) that I went and got a large trash bag and started filling it with stuff in the basement that I could not imagine where it could go other than the trash. It didn't feel good (that always feels like giving up, somehow), but it felt better. Also didn't find the penguin for me. :(
She's been in a firefighter phase lately: wearing the jacket and hat from a dressup outfit (which was convenient -- she was all ready to go treat or treating with R. at his workplace yesterday afternoon) and playing with the Duplos Fire station set. She even uses the little fire pieces and lines the hose up with the hydrant, puts it in the little guy's hand and points it at the flames. Pretty fun and in this household, that level of acting-out-with-pieces play is a little unusual.
I had a great conversation with R. (not my husband or my sister, aka B.), very heartfelt, about how we feel about exercise. It was extremely cathartic for me (hopefully it was good for her, too) and so motivating I actually dug out my copy of Miriam Nelson's book, found the weight training exercises, unboxed the weights and found a good spot for them where I'll see them and, hopefully, start using them.
I was able to get next week's book club selection in my hometown library, which is convenient (as long as I don't inadvertently return it in Mayberry -- that would be bad); it's _Your Inner Fish_ and I'm looking forward to reading it, but I'll probably finish _Getting Things Done_ first.
I even scanned in my cousin's photos of our Mennonite relatives and some others on that side of the family. I still need to burn a CD and upload the photos and info from the backs of the pictures to ancestry.com. Still, huge progress, given I've had the pictures for probably close to two years at this point. The FlipPal is truly awesome.
ETA: I swear, I'm NOT going to join the GTD cult. Really. I know it looks that way. Not gonna happen. That guy LUUURRRVES paper way too much.