I’ll try to condense two months down as much as I can. I can sum up a lot of it with the word work. Ronnie & I have both been working our regular schedules with some added hours here and there. In between work we’ve done our share of running around. I last blogged about our trip to the zoo. Since then Paige has taken up, and finished a season of, soccer. Her team lost every game. Not that it mattered to us. She had fun out there playing, and definitely improved. She started the season on the field twirling her hair and sucking her thumb. She ended digging her cleats in the dirt and chasing the ball. I consider that a successful season no matter what the scoreboard said.
Ronnie is in Tampa on another business trip. He was, once again, offered a job down there. And once again he turned it down. He’s now turned down jobs in Dallas, Chattanooga, and Tampa within the last 6 months. I would consider Orlando though. I have a little thing for Mickey, so living close to his house is a definite possibility for me. He’s been gone a week and will be back late Friday night. Paige is excited to see Daddy again.
My grandmother had triple bypass recently. She’s recovering nicely and should be back up and running her store in no time. Yes, even into her late 70’s Granny still works 7 days a week running a grocery store. While sitting in the hospital waiting (since the 3 hour surgery was longer) I took the chance to learn to crochet. I’ve been wanting to learn for a while now. My cousin brought her crochet stuff and I asked, so she and my aunt taught me. Good cheap hobby to pick up. I enjoy it, just don’t have as much time as I would like to crochet. For now I’m still working on the first throw blanket I started. It’s for me, so no rush at all.
We have continued our big girl panties at night. Paige still has a few accidents here and there, but usually less than one a week. She may go two weeks with no accident then have one. I’m good with an extra load of sheets every so often and have happily stopped buying pull ups. We celebrated by buying new Tinkerbell panties. I know, how exciting, but Paige loves them.
I did get to meet Loralyn last weekend just as I hoped. We had an absolute blast at the beach! I figured if she could drive almost 12 hours overnight, I could drive about 2 hours to meet her. It seemed only fair since she drove so far herself. Our girls had fun playing with each other and Paige wants to know when she can see her new friends again. We sat down on the beach chatting while our kids played in the water and ran around like little hooligans catching fish in the water and torturing hermit crabs. No, we did NOT bring one home. Hermit crabs stink and I certainly don’t want one in the house. We’re already making plans for her trip down here next year.
Paige graduated from K-4 and is all excited about big girl school. Our public schools wear uniforms and I’ve been hitting up the end of school clearance sales. I’ve spent $64, $11 of that in shipping, and bought everything she needs to start except for shoes. I’ve gotten 6 polos, 1 brown belt, 8 pair of socks, 1 skirt, 2 pair of shorts, 1 skort and 1 jumper. The skort and jumper are from French Toast and while they were on sale, and I had additional coupon codes, I still had to pay shipping on both orders. My best deal would have been the shorts for 42 cents. Yep, 42 cents for a pair of shorts. Not too bad. I picked them up from the thrift store and I can’t tell they were ever worn, so maybe they weren’t. I’ll wait until closer to school starting before I buy her shoes. The size 11 sandals we bought earlier this summer are already looking a bit small.
I think that’s a decent recap of our lives the past couple of months. Things are hectic and fun and we’re looking forward to having some good times this summer.