Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Spring Break in Altomville

It's spring break here in Altomville, and seeing how we're not going anywhere fabulous, that means a messy house and whiny teens!! LOL!! Seriously, the house is a disaster, but I'm trying to keep boredom at bay by providing plenty of activities. Sunday, we did the zoo (this pic is of me & Hubby on a popcorn break), yesterday we did errands and the orthodontist, and today, we're lunching with Margaret at Olive Garden. I think we're going to a movie, too, but will have to check with Margaret's schedule. Being a teacher, she's on spring break, too, but she has an action-packed schedule even on vacations!!

Tomorrow, we're headed to a miniatures museum, and then on to the Philbrook, which is a fancy schmancy art museum here in Tulsa. The kids will probably slip into a coma midway through our tour, but all three of them could use a massive dose of culture!! Hubby thinks I'm nuts for this, and in fact has said he's thrilled to not be on vacation so I won't be torturing him with force-fed culture!!! Nice, huh?? LOL!!!

Ignoring hubby, Thursday, we're trekking to Bartlesville (about an hour north of here) to learn about Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Phillips. We were recently at the airport, picking up Hubby, when the kids were checking out a Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit and asked who he was. Having majored in Interior Design in college, during which, I spent a year studying Architecture, I freaked!! By the end of Thursday, at least two of my apple dumplings will know about Mr. Wright!! Son #1 is narrowly avoiding our family study day by going to a friend's lakehouse!! Hubby finds this most amusing!!

Happy news for Granny Sylv . . . She'll be staying in a private home that houses six other elderly men and women. They have round-the-clock nursing, eat in a family setting, etc. She's stayed there before on a temporary basis and the caregivers are great!!! We're relieved to have found her such a perfect home, and will move her in Saturday morning.


christa said...

Hi Laura
Glad to hear things are slowing down for you.
I bet the kids will thank you later for the culture.
Is the facility that Granny Sylv is in close?
Now I'm drowning in peanut butter cookies. I think I mentioned on the HAR site that last w/e I made peanut butter cookies. Friends of mine are truck drivers and recently they got an apartment in the same building as me. They wanted peanut butter cookies. So They got me the ingredients to make them. Friday night they had eaten them all and they wanted to take some on the road but they weren't leaving til Sunday. Saturday I made another batch so they could have some to take with them. They forgot them. Now I'm sitting here with a box of like 20 cookies. Do you know if peanut butter cookies mail well?

I checked my invoice and the May AR were shipped March 7 so hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks I'll have Summer Lovin' (can you tell patience isn't my strong suit)

Laura Marie Altom said...

Hey Christa!

Our culture turned out to be fun--especially our *civilized* luncheons at the upscale museum restaurants!! LOL!!

Yes, Granny Sylv's very close--maybe a mile away.

Mmm . . . Your peanut butter cookies sound sooo good!! I'm not sure if they mail well, or not. Do you have any other neighbors who might enjoy them?

I hope you enjoy SUMMER LOVIN'! I've read Marin and Ann's stories and they're wonderful!!

christa said...

Son took cookies Monday but left and left me with 10.