Last week of school!!! Yay! Bug is already wanting to sleep. When I woke her up for school one day last week, she asked me when vacation was so she could sleep. She told me she was going to sleep in every day and I told her she couldn’t sleep in EVERY day, because we were going to do some fun things in the vacation, and she said she was going to stay home and sleep. So I said we would maybe go to the zoo, or to an amusement park and she said she’d go to the amusement park, but anything else she was going to stay home and sleep. LOL
My trip is only a couple weeks away and I do NOT feel ready at all. I hate that feeling. I don’t like loose ends and as I don’t know exactly what my dad will need when, where we’ll need to be when, I can’t make concrete plans and it is KILLING me. The light at the end of the tunnel is that there is a library book sale in my home town while I’m there, and my best friend has a family reunion in Wyo, so she’s planning to drive out from California and go to that and then come out to our home town and spend some time with me. So new books and my BFF...should save my sanity.
I am one big pile of sore today!!! The weather over the weekend was dry, but not too hot, so I did a TON of yard work and my muscles are protesting, though thanks to my regular workouts, it’s not as bad as it usually is. But my yard looks SO much better. Someday when I win big in the lottery, I’ll have to get rid of the grass and put in nice tiles or something that’s less maintainance (because I am a total herbology squib...you need a plant to die, I’m your girl!). The grass is completely dead, and there are patches of clover, moss, dandilions...I’m just really not good at taking care of a yard. But for now, it will have to do, and when the kids are older, we can get rid of the slide and the swing and then we can think about redoing both the front and the back yards.
Lynne, how are you feeling now? Is the stomach gremlin gone? Those are so miserable. MM was sick this weekend..fever, headache, stomach ache...that was bad enough, but I really hate the ones with stomach issues. Blech!
I am so super excited for The Crown!!! Is it listed on Goodreads yet? I’m guessing probably not, but it’s on my “to read” list on my computer.
I know...I can’t wait for Shasta to finish The Heir...I’m sure she’ll LOVE the next parts. She may have finished it by now, but I haven’t talked to her much in the last couple of days. Sometimes we chat every day, but right now she’s going through some life stuff that’s going to make some huge changes and she’s not been as chatty and when she is, it’s more that she needs my support than that we’re talking about fun stuff like books. I’ll have to ask her if she finished yet.
Susie, we’ll have to think about how to do the phone thing while I’m in the US...I’ll be skyping with my kids and hubs a bit, but I won’t be using my cell phone if I can help it because international rates are insane, and since I don’t know where I’ll be staying when, it’s hard to know when the best time will be. Do you have skype?
Sarah, Cake Day is just a day that my friends and I came up with. We were always posting about things we were making, usually cakes, brownies, cookies, etc...and then we’d all have to share the recipe and everyone was trying stuff...so we decided we needed a day every month to enjoy cake, and to have something to look forward to in a rough month. So the 2nd Thursday of every month was designated Cake Day. Once in a while we do little contests, and we have a page on FB so that if we see a really awesome cake idea, we can share it. It’s pretty informal. We used to do themes every month...like cupcakes, or cakes that have to do with booze, or chocolate cakes, etc, but we found that people didn’t usually follow the theme anyway, so now we only do themes when we do a contest.
Well, I know some women need to get out of the house to work and the time away gives them an outlet and makes them better moms. But I’m not one of them. As much as I wish I could help contribute to the finances, I really need to be there for my kids right now while they are young. I wouldn’t mind day care for a couple of hours a week, but it’s not something that I want them there all day every day while I’m working full time, and it’s hard to find a job that has the flexibility I need for the kids. If you’ve got that at Hallmark, my advice is to keep it!!!
Suzan, how fun! I LOVE boat tours, don’t you? I think they are THE way to get acquainted with European cities. They point out all the most interesting spots and you can decide which ones you want to include in your site seeing, and you can find a lot of little gems that you wouldn’t have known about if you weren’t on that tour. We did boat tours in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin (though that one was crappy because they rerouted us due to some boating race and the re-route was basically just an empty canal...we didn’t really get to see anything). What are the local ones like? I’ve never been to Dordrecht.
Wow...your GRANDMOTHER just turned 65?? My father is 80! Were your parents very young when they got married? My parents were quite old by society's standards, but you are in your 20s, correct? I would have expected your grandparents to be older.
I don’t know if that website had the episode I was looking for. I tried to go to that page, and my antivirus came up and said it was a dangerous site with known security risks, so I didn't follow through.
Yep, I’d have to stick to weekends, too, for a meet up. The kids will have school in that time, so I wouldn’t be able to go anywhere during the week. Though they are planning all sorts of rehearsals in the weekends for choir....dance rehearsals are on Sundays and now they’ve scheduled rehearsals with the combo for Saturdays. Some of them are optional, but there’s no way everyone can be at rehearsals every weekend on BOTH days...that’s just not going to work.
Sean, the humidity sure makes a difference, doesn’t it? We’ve had really nice weather the last few days...it’s been dry, but not overly hot. But today it’s warmer, and it’s only going to get hotter this week.
Jaclyn, as Marielle can’t have everyone stay with her, I can probably put someone up as well...we don’t have an extra bed, but we have a couch, or my inlaws have an air mattress we could borrow. So if you came over, you wouldn’t have to stay in a hotel. The only problem is that we’re all spread across the country and our house wouldn't be as restful as a hotel with the munchkins. But you'd be welcome.
Marielle, I’m guessing that internet is back up? You were sure missed!!
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