I sent my oldest off to week-long camp this morning. I miss him already. I started crying when we packed his things and I have been emotional since dropping him off. When I went to girls camp as a youth and my mom was sad to have me gone, I just thought it was because I wasn't around to do chores and stuff. What a silly girl I was.
We are refinishing our kitchen table (and chairs, too, but that will have to be later). It's taking way longer than expected (what doesn't?) but I'm looking forward to showing you. In the meantime, it's a borrowed folding table and a mess of an eating area.
I am really getting the itch to decorate the new girls room. I drove all the way to Joann's to get large paper mache initials for each daughter and they only had one. The other was sold out. Bah.
Bugs did a really cool project for the end of year. The 5th graders were characters in a wax museum last week. Each student had a "button" in front of them and when you pushed it, they recited their 45 second monologue on a chosen favorite American. He was Babe Ruth and I got a real kick out of him. He never broke character, either!
The check engine light came on today in the van. Again.
Rosebud went to Urgent Care last night with a sprained/bruised/kinked wrist. Her brothers were being a little rough with her. She was in a lot of pain from it. We were just glad it wasn't broken. Today she is thankfully doing better.
We added a pair of guppies and a couple dwarf Oto catfishes to the mollies we have in our tank. They are such a joy to watch! (Not so easy to photograph, though)
I got a FREE ipod touch. Strider and the other teachers at his work were given them and he already has one. So he gave it to me!!! (It may or may not be the reason I have been so sparse with my blogging. Playing around on it is so dang much fun. Anybody want to match up on Words with Friends?)
I am getting gray so fast, it's ridiculous. I am now coloring every month. I wish I could afford more than just a box - I bet it would last longer.
Just a little peek, as it deserves its own post. I'm rockin' the 4th of July decor! It's got to be the best holiday ever. Here are some links of cool printable decorations and craft ideas-
July 4th stuff:
Let Freedom Ring Download
Land of the Free Download
Red White and Blue all over
Lots on my mind this week, as ...
comes home in about 30 hours (his plane from Africa is already in the air!).