Ericka Scott

A Charlie Brown Weekend
Monday, November 15th, 2010
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My love of Mondays is running a bit low today as I have one child home with a supposed earache. He’s not running a fever, and a quick feel inside his mouth revealed very large lumps where his 8-yr molars are erupting. I suspect those are the actual culprit of his “illness”. Gave him pain medication and sent him to bed…only he’d wet the bed last night and I’m in the throes of doing two instead of one load of laundry. Sigh… So, he’s laying on the bed anyway…

This weekend was the infamous ACM programming contest, fondly called ‘the other woman’ around our house. The Husband is notoriously absent from about the end of August until Mid November…and a few weekends punctuating the rest of the year. Thus earning this activity “affair” status.

This year, The Husband left on Friday with Drama Teen (she was helping — kindof) and after a very exciting soccer game on Saturday (the boys’ team won 5-4), the boys and I left for Riverside, CA where the contest is held at Riverside Community College. We typically stay at the Mission Inn in a suite…it’s my reward for putting up with the other woman. However, this year, we’re saving money in hopes that the US government will give The Husband permission to take us all to Egypt for the international arm of the other woman. The hotel where we stayed had a heated pool, which almost made up for the lack of privacy/lack of time/lack of computer. Almost…

We dumped another typical activity this year as well. We always wander the downtown area, eat lunch, wander some more, then meander our way home well after dinnertime. Well, we weren’t downtown this year, so we left early. This meant that for the first time in a couple of years we could stop at Charlie Brown’s and shop/browse/eat. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Charlie Brown Farms, here is the link.

The website is a lot more organized than the store. To say it’s overwhelming inside is an understatement. We ended up spending about 2 hours there…much of that waiting on our lunch. Drama Teen had the usual drama when her smoothie order was “lost” for a few minutes. Luckily, she recovered when her Vegetarian Rice Bowl was served. Charlie Brown’s is famous for their BBQ, and she had a RICE BOWL! That’s my girl!

The boys had fun looking at the dinosaurs and we left after purchasing a few early Christmas gifts (candy), silly bands (those rubber band things for the kids that are all the rage) and toting our full stomachs.

As for publishing news — I’ve been out of the loop for a bit, what with the holiday last week and the time I had to spend with my family to make up for The Husband’s absence. What I did notice is that Loose Id has a new call for submissions for Men of Mystery, think James Bond-esque heroes. Now, if I could only find time to write…

Hope you had a great weekend!


3 comments to “A Charlie Brown Weekend”

  1. Maud Chancey
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