Monday, June 30, 2008

Our One Day a Week Excursion

It is said "when you have money you have no time, and when you have time you have no money". I am seeing the truth in that statement. I have a 4 page list of things that I want to do in the Austin area with only 1 day a week to do them.

On Sunday, Toby's off day, I usually have an activity planned out for us. Unfortunately, on that day there is usually some sort of "business" Toby has to take care of on our only play day. So that leaves us cramming two days into one. It usually is a more stressful Sunday than a relaxing one. Either way, that's the way things are now so we do the best we can.

I can't remember the last time we had rain here. Other than a quick 2 minute shower there has not been any rain for a couple of months. There is none in the forecast for the next week either. Everything is so dry and my grass is dying. I try to water it frequently but it's been so hot it soaks up the water too fast. I'm really ready for a good hard rain shower and I'm sure the trees, grass, flowers, and animals are in much need also.

Since the forecast was for rain Sunday I decided to plan indoor activites. Of course the rain never came as forecasted. Our adventure of the day was the Whole Foods Market and the Blanton Museum of Art.

The Whole Foods Market was HUGE. There was every kind of food in any variety that you wanted. There were several eating sections set up in different parts of the store for your eating pleasure. A grocery store/restaurants mixture. There was so much to choose from. It was like food heaven. Of course, Toby and I being from a smaller city got really confused with all the food choices and felt lost in the food maze. This is the same store that has an ice skating rink and playground on the roof. Unfortunately there was so much to look at in the store part that we never made it too the top. Ugggghhh...I just can't take the vastness of this place sometimes.

Next, we took off for the Blanton Museum on the UT Campus. Of course Toby and I were having a good time looking at all the art but Summer seemed a little bored. She said she didn't want to walk around looking at "pictures" all day. She ended up being satisfied with the modern/comtempary art section. This museum was not for naked squemish people. Thanks to some of the sculptures Summer now knows the difference between a circumcised and uncircumcised penis.

It was a good day because we were together as a family. I look forward to our next Sunday.


  1. ---"Thanks to some of the sculptures Summer now knows the difference between a circumcised and uncircumcised penis."---

    Valuable information to have indeed! I love a good educational experience! Thanks for the giggle!

  2. Can you imagine you & I in that museum on an IMS field trip? Yeah, thot so! hehehehehe!

  3. That was a unexpected teachable moment. LOL