*While at OMSI, the girl wanted to play in the water play area. (Oregonians are quite big on the water play.) Anyway, as we were walking towards it, I noticed all the other children were wearing Crocs. I thought it was odd that so many kids wore Crocs that day but then I realized that they were provided by the museum so the kids wouldn't get their own shoes wet.
Upon further inspection, all the Crocs had "OMSI" written on them in permanent marker and there was a sign below them explaining the sizing and reminding you to return them to the shelf before leaving. And here's the wild part: People were returning them! This was definitely one of those culture shock moments for me. Back in Florida, those Crocs wouldn't have lasted one day. And there would be a bunch of little kids walking around town wearing OMSI Crocs. I don't know why, but for some reason that realization kind of bummed me out a bit, that I had learned to expect the worst out of people. I guess I'm just glad to be gone from there.
*My son got his final report card in the mail today: all A's and B's. I was super proud. Even though these grades are typical for him, Jay and I had already decided we weren't really expecting anything awesome this final quarter of the sixth grade and we were even concerned there might be some ugly grades on there. He'd been through a lot with the move and all, and we basically just wanted him to get through the year. It was a pleasant surprise.
*I got my hands on a used copy of How to Cook Everything. It seems as if everyone in the world loves this book. I'm anxious to rip into it and start cooking....well, everything! If you've used this book, do you have a favorite recipe?
*On Monday, I'm going to finally meet Daphne. Although in many ways it feels like we've known each other for a long time. Don't you love it when you find people you feel that way about?