I am thinking... that people are just plain ol' rude and selfish... or perhaps self-centered is the better word. I took my parents out for coffee this morning to a pretty big coffee shop near their house. We walked in, and EVERY four-top table was taken by at most two people. Most were taken by one person with a laptop. There were two person tables available and a few cushy single chairs, but absolutely no place for three people to sit together. My dad scooted along slowly with his walker while my mom and I scoped out the place trying to figure out where we could sit. Did anyone offer to move from their big four-top table that they were using for one person? No. We put my dad in one of the arm chairs and ordered our coffee. I walked over to a man sitting alone at a four-top, explained to him that I had come with both my parents and asked if he would possibly mind moving to a two person table or one of the free chairs, so that the three of us could sit together for a few minutes to have coffee. He looked around at the available seats and told me no. Nice. Really? What is coming to this world? You can't sit at a two-top table BY YOURSELF for 15 minutes to let a family sit together? I just don't understand how people can be so self-centered. Some days I simply don't like people.
I am thankful for... the Girl Scout outdoor training facilitators who were nice enough to let us go home at midnight since the temperatures were supposed to drop below freezing this past weekend. I am now officially trained as outdoor-certified for Girl Scout camping trips, but I got to sleep in my warm bed instead of freezing my buns off in a platform tent Saturday night.
From the kitchen... sausage mummies, carrot monster fingers, and apple monster mouths... a little Halloween themed dinner tonight.
I am creating... a Halloween picture post.
I am going... to take Addie to Yo Gabba Gabba Live tomorrow - can't wait!
I am reading... some book by David Baldacci. I don't remember the name. It is whatever J.C. finished reading recently.
I am hoping... to write Elise's ten-year letter this week, now that she has been ten for over a month. :)
I am hearing... a quiet house. The Halloween/sugar high finally wore off, and everyone is asleep.
Around the house... Halloween candy!
One of my favorite things... Addie's Halloween costume this year. She was the perfect Foofa.
A few plans for the rest of the week.... Yo Gabba Gabba Live and a Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party for Addie and just the usual jump rope, skating, and scouts for everyone else.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing... Addie the daredevil. She careens down our driveway full speed starting from the top. It is a little scary to watch!
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