...but I'm feeling pretty nostalgic about back to school this year. You see, this is our last one. Our boys (pictured) are starting their senior years in high school and college. I know most parents are tearing their hair out right now, rushing around to prep their kids for back to school, if they're not back already. Truth be told, my wife Kim does the lion's share of getting our boys ready, so I can afford the luxury of being nostalgic, and I'm eternally grateful to her. Cliche alert: the time's gone by too quickly. Enjoy every second.
Iselle and Julio are bearing down on the Hawaiian Islands. Surfers are lovin' it, and homeowners are in a panic. It's been 20 years since a hurricane has hit the islands, which means it's been a long long time, if ever, that two have hit simultaniously. We're thinking of you, islanders.
....even in the nursery. My wife and I saw this in a store on Sonoma Square a while back. We thought it was pretty funny at the time because we remember reading Goodnight Moon to both of our sons when they were little.
Numbers just released show that Honeynut Cheerios was the best selling breakfast cereal in 2013. The same survey states that Honeynut Cheerios are the least liked. I happen to like them, and have them for breakfast several times a week. How could they biggest selling and least liked at the same time? BUT, my guilty pleasure is Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries . Never eat them for breakfast, though. Only as a snack every once in a while.
Here's the rest of the list-
The top 10 best selling cereals in the U.S. are:
1) Honey Nut Cheerios
2) Frosted Flakes
3) Honey Bunches of Oats
5) Cinnamon Toast Crunch
6) Special K
7) Frosted Mini Wheats
8) Lucky Charms
9) Froot Loops
10) Raisin Bran.
They're delivered by Griffin, our neighbor who happens to be a 7th grader. Griffin, along with his family, raises hens in their backyard, and they seem to be pretty prolific. We're more than happy to buy eggs from his company "Griffin's Girls" on a regular basis. Doesn't get any better! Now, if they could only send some bacon over.......
....yellow jackets. And we've been hit hard on our neighborhood. I hear it's the same way just about everywhere else in the Bay Area. This is how our trap looked around 9a, after I set it the night before. There's no love lost between yellow jackets and me. When our youngest son was about 7, he and his friend accidentally stepped on a subterranean nest in our backyard. They were instantly swarmed. Thank goodness our neighbor was close by, and was able to hose the boys down. When we got our son up to the house, I stopped counting the stings at 20. Good thing he's not allergic.