[summer break] day 21
Three weeks! We are just now getting into our routine and poppa is leaving next week. We are spoiled with him around. I can walk in the mornings knowing the boys feel safe at home even though poppa is still sleeping. Andy & I can go swimming on those days Ryan doesn’t want to go. I can go to my meet-ups without having to worry about the boys. And most of all, I don’t have to go...
Hank talked about wanting to be up north for the last week in July. My brother’s in-laws are celebrating 3 significant birthdays. I asked if he didn’t want to spend the month up there and he said no. Then today he was pouring his cereal. He mentioned about not getting another box until he gets back. Huh? It’s not quite the end of July. “When are you...
[summer break] day 16
No unexpected visitors today. I asked Andy if he wanted to go swimming but he said no. I was surprised. The boys were scheduled for haircuts. Then we went to the bookstore. Ryan picked out a new volume of The Complete Peanuts. I hate paying retail when we can get it for 30% off at amazon. He said he was “just reviewing it”. But then I noticed the 20% off hardcover books and figured...
[summer break] day 15
Swimming at the pool. It is getting mote crowded and that bothers Ryan. He wants to be in area without any kids he doesn’t know. There are only 4 nodes and every time when to another node, Tubby would follow. Odd that people are allowed to bring floats. It gets too crowded for that. Some parents just don’t seem to keep to care what their kids do in the pool. My neighbor came over. I am not...
[summer break] day 14
Before school ended, Ryan’s class had a fifth grade trip to Busch Gardens. He didn’t want to go so we went downtown to the Florida Aquarium, rode the trolleys and had lunch. When Andy got home from school, he realized that Ryan didn’t go to school and was jealous. So I had to promise a trip downtown for Andy and me. We finally got the chance to go today. It was beautiful,...
[summer break] day 12
More of the same. Today we went swimming. We had rain over the weekend so water was cooler. It felt good. Ryan chose Arby’s for lunch. He had it yesterday too. I do like Arby’s better than Wendy’s, the grease smell makes me nauseous, but Arby’s is more expensive. Andy wanted chicken from Arby’s and Chick Fil A. We saw some storms in the evening. Ryan sat on my...
[summer break] day 8
I had an appointment with the chiropractor today. Usually I get there about noon and go to lunch afterwards. It’s not a good idea to get an adjustment with a full stomach. I thought I might go in at 9 and come back and get the boys and go to the pool. But they wanted to come with me. We got to the pool just after 10 am. The ladies doing aerobics said hello and asked if I was going to join...
[summer break] day 7
It’s been one week… Dad had to go to the chiropractor this morning. He was home by 11 so I asked Andy if he wanted to go swimming. He was ready very quickly. Alas, the pool is closed Wednesday mornings for cleaning. We went back for some money and ran to Target and lunch. At one point, the car thermometer said 100F! I was ready to swim. The summer rains have not started so the water was...
[photo walk] trolley rides & car barn tour →
[summer break] day 5
Already realized I won’t be blogging everyday. Just not enough happens when we don’t get out of the house. Yep, we are approaching that season where most Floridians only leave the house when necessary. Hello, summer. Today is Monday which means a trip to the pool. Before we went, I was gathering photos to make a photo book for Father’s Day. I realized that I didn’t have...
[photo walk] dade city →
[summer break] day 2
Now for the dull days. Staying at home and trying to be productive. Hoping that the boys stay busy and happy. Already Ryan is getting bored and craving attention. But he doesn’t want to go do something. He is so shy outside of the house. He is wanting to ride his bike after dinner. He hasn’t wanted to do that since he got his new bike last fall. Andy still has a cold. He wanted...
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[photo walk] tarpon springs →
even the school procrastinates →