June 25th, 2010

Friday more than Five (from last week)

It's the unofficial start to my summer as the girls get out of school today, which means it's time for the edition of summer plans.

1. Write. I'd like to get a spin off written of the last story I wrote, the geek story.

2. Read. Oldest and I have started discussing books that's she's reading. She's on a dragon kick. I read Dragonsdale and we discussed it. Next up is Dragon Slippers for June. I told her I was going to pick SOME books.

3. Spend time at the library. Youngest needs a push to read and am hoping she'll meet her summer goal so we can have an end of summer celebration. She loves comics and graphic novels. Calvin and Hobbes has become a favorite. Oldest is sneaking into the Teen section more and more.

4. Go to Water Country and Busch Gardens. I'm hoping we spend some time at both parks. Our best friends here have passes so hopefully we can get in a few trips.

5. Volunteer at the SPCA. Oldest is joining animal brigade. She wanted to do it anyway, and her middle school has a community service requirement. I figure I can get in some laundry time with youngest while oldest is doing her thing.

6. Go to Savannah. Hmmm, LOL, that one is on the schedule! Youngest's troop is going and I'm dragging oldest along with me. We go to Juliette Lowe's house, eat at a pirate house, have a trolley tour, a ghost tour, and wade through a marsh. Should be fun. And hubster gets to stay at home by himself LOL.

7. Go to the beach! We all want to do this. Just have to find days off that hubby can take. I'd like to take the girls on a day trip, too.

8. Find fireworks on the 4th. Love the fireworks.

9. Visit with family. Would love to spend some time with my sisters and my mother in law.

10. Learn to use a sewing machine. *shudders* Yes, I need to learn. The girls got one from grandma and they are itching to sew. It would also help when I have patches/badges to sew on their Girl Scout vests. I do so much damage to my fingers with needles hand sewing, I'm a little nervous a needle with a motor behind it.

Bonus: 11: I'd also like to spend time at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.


Friday Five

1. Ugh. Summer break has been...odd. Youngest got up on Monday saying her ear hurt. I figured it was swimmers ear but we trekked to the doctor anyway. Not swimmers ear. An ear infection!  She hasn't had a cold in weeks. So that was out of no where. Explains her grumpies over last weekend. Then the dog got up Wed and threw up 9 times. Oh joy. I was worried about dehydration and she was looking like she didn't feel so good. So off to the vet she went. She of course stopped throwing up once she went there. They treated her symptoms and sent her home. I'm thinking she ate something but I don't know what. Usually I have a suspicion like the corn cobs she loves to snack on. We haven't had corn on the cob in weeks though. Hubster and oldest had checkups, which were unremarkable, except for the three shots oldest had to get and the fact hubster had to have blood drawn. Which he gloatingly pointed out didn't leave a bruise on him.


Hopefully next week will calm down some.


2. I've mapped out a little about my next story. Have started it briefly. Still need to plot out my dragon story...


3. We are going to Savannah July 9-12 with youngest's Girl Scout troop. Should be very very fun. I'm looking forward to it. Hubster is looking forward to a quiet house LOL.


4. Have stained the bookcase for the Snoopy collection. It's awesome. Now onto the desks and soon, my new kitchen table. Whooo hoooooooooooo! Just have to find the time....


5. Deadliest Catch is breaking my heart. *sniffle* the whole episode on Tuesday was an emotional rollercoaster. I know the outcome for Captain Phil. I feel bad for his boys. Poor Jake A. on the Northwestern. They all seem to be dealing with mortality this season and aging.


May the muses have better days