Saturday, November 8, 2008
The youngest lad, Jordan, kicked his last ball at soccer this morning. Protecting the net and spraying his coach with as much silly string as possible made this sunny, rainy, warmish, slightly breezy morning a lot of fun! And Taylor was chillin' with his bud Brad for some quality sleepover time and of course, the obligatory Wii time.
Mom and dad still got it going on - momma keeping the Harbor Heights school books balanced, the kids at all their events, homework/piano practice happening and the house and all finances intact. Bernanke could take some advice from the momma of this house! Everyone said it would get harder as kids get older... they were right. But at least now we get to sleep a bit more!!! amen... dad kept his job... sanofi-aventis is currently "restructuring it's sales force" and several folks are losing jobs or getting different jobs than they had (laterals and demotions). My district grew to include 10 reps in Nevada, San Fran/northern CA, and I kept WA and OR [I know I switched to 1st person on you there... roll with it... not retyping ]. Everything turned out very good for my Team and me. No lost jobs and no demotions... very nice.
So yes, we're in the rain... working to keep the moss from overtaking our sun-deprived backyard, getting the leaves that are now part of the driveway/sidewalk off those surfaces and Taylor did one last cutting of the grass/sucking of the leaves (love that mower!) before the Toro got shelved for the season. The front yard does look like the 18th fairway at Torrey Pines... he does good work, that kid.
And our dog... ahh yes... Lucy. She's adapting well so far... vigilance is key with small dogs. And so we are. It can take up to a year to train the shih-tzu to potty outside but when you take her out every two hourse, you minimize your potential for accidents significantly! And so it goes... so far so good.
Time for me to print a picture of the American flag for Jordan so he has a reference for his submission as the cover of the school yearbook. The artist is hard at it again! Peace.
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The color version is at the end of this posting! a ridiculously great pic of T & J and their cousins, Alex and Anna -
Men building levvies... protectors of all that is dry... we were almost victorious against mother nature...
Scott moving earth... in defense of base camp. It was fun trying to defend camp :-)
time for a breather after rippin' some gnarley surf -
you wondered why we go here?
when the photog said, "jump," some listened more than others...
this is our goofy mojo!
shredomatic wave buster!
the family christmas card for 08! you saw it here, first.
or maybe this is the card... TBD. some good-lookin' fellas!
The pressure from friends is relentless - "you gotta check out my blog! did you read that blog?! why don't you have a blog?! are you a freak?!" perhaps... but now we're possibly a bit on the lunatic fringe, albeit with a blog!!! Welcome to The Costin Mojo! Why "mojo" you ask; two reasons.
- It nicely grips the essence of who we are in one word; all that we're about; all that we are, all that we have to offer; it is our "mojo"
- "Costins" was taken as a url for blog-o-mania-land out there so we needed a smattering of creativity in this department