More life and times

So it would seem that I’m only able to update this once a month. That’s OK with you, right? Good.

I turned 31 the other day, so that was fun. Tim and I went out to dinner, split a bottle of yummy Primus wine and then went to watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at the IMAX. Being the old coots that we are, we didn’t get there two hours early to secure our seats. We only got there 40 minutes early, which got us seats in the second row. I left many hours later feeling like my head had been sledgehammered. Beth=too old for wine + entire-field-of-vision movie

Elliott is just babbling up a storm. If you say something to him, he can repeat it right back to you in a nearly intelligible fashion. But then he never says it again on his own. Weird. He’s still cute as a button, though. He’s almost a year and a half, but he still has a total baby face. Sure, I hear you, if we’d only post a few photos, you could see for yourself! Patience, grasshopper, patience.

What else? Auggie and Elliott thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the circus. We went last minute, but it was completely fun and overwhelming and cheesy and expensive. The ringmaster was all but unintelligible. I mean, inflection is good, but when it takes people 26 repetitions to make out that you are saying “Crazy WILson,” that is not good. There were times when I turned to Tim and said, ‘Is he speaking english?’

Tim and I got to hang out with Jason Pettus last night, so I’m still feeling like a celebrity today. A somewhat hungover celebrity. It also seems that a minor tornado passed within a couple of miles of the bar where we imbibed, so that’s something. We were originally supposed to attend a poetry open mic at the bar, but they didn’t have it last night. The thought of going to poetry open mic with Jason 11 years after Jason and I used to go to The Chez every week for their open mic was almost too much. Jason always outperformed every one at The Chez by half. Not that there was ever any “winner” declared or anything.

For those of you playing at home, Tim and I have now completed Baby Step Three. This means we get to start putting 15% of our income into retirement, saving for the boys’ college and paying off our mortgage as quickly as possible. Wow. Over the past year alone, we have had almost a $42,000 change in financial position. Not bad.