Hard to believe summer is almost over, at least in the sense that I now have to worry about buying school supplies…and uniforms. Ugh. C starts school August 24th and E will be entering her first year of pre-school. The plan (since I am still a SAHM) is to have her attend preschool 3 days a week, half days. And since I’ll then have all of this extra time on my hands, I’d like to study web and graphic design…either in a traditional class setting or online. It really depends on cost and convenience and, since I already have my Bachelor’s degree, whether I can get away with maybe auditing classes. We’ll see how it all hashes out.
On other news, it’s good to have all of my chick-a-dees back together under one roof. C made his first trip (sans parents) up to visit Grandpa Al in Montana this past week. Tom & Al were troopers and each drove 6 hours one way (that’s 6×2=12 total freakin hours in the car!) to meet in-between our homes for the C transfer. E and I chose to stay home for that journey…not that I wouldn’t normally jump at the chance to see scenic eastern Wyoming (cough). But C had a blast and it was certainly good to help develop a relationship with his fraternal grandparents. He also got to spend a lot of the time in Glacier National Park where the grandparents own a cabin…seeing a black bear, a wolf, and some deer. I’m good with that as long there are no grizzly bear attacks!
So, while Tom was on that adventure, I shopped. I really , really want to make a trip to our new Ikea, but that will have to wait until the grand opening ruckus dies down. Especially after this post from one of my favorite bloggers. She has inadvertently saved me from some UN-Christian-like behavior that can rear it’s ugly head when dealing with crazy-suburban-SUV-stroller-moms all vying for a good deal. nothankyouverymuch.
So, instead I went to Hobby Lobby. I can get lost in that store for hours, especially since it seems I am always on some creative crafty kick these days (being a SAHM with no creative outlets will do that to a person). I actually went to find a new side table for our bedroom since I have not had one since we moved to this house. Tom has always had control of the bedside lamp…and a place to land all his non-fiction, end of the world books (for those who know me I’m sure this will elicit a smile). Anyway, I wanted to rearrange our bedroom and my main stipulation was that I now get a side table with *my own* lamp and *my own* book-landing space. I meandered over to the furniture area and squealed with delight that everything was 66% off! I immediately found my table, which was knocked down from $99.99 to 33.99!! Awesome. And then I found this:
A kids’ chalkboard for $27! I know this isn’t quite as exciting as some of you may think, but I’ve been on the lookout for things I can use if I maybe, perhaps, test my skill and patience at homeschooling in the future (which is a long story as to why that is even on the table, and maybe someday I’ll explain it if and when it does happen). But in the meantime, the chalkboard is in E’s room for the kids to doodle on. I just love it when I get a good deal. *smile*
To close, I just have to say there is nothing more sweet than a sleeping child. And I sincerely mean that, because this child is off the charts bonkers when she is awake.