It's been such a busy week already I can't believe it's only half over. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.
Monday morning was the Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony that I was invited to at the kids school. All I can say is "That's an hour of my life I'll never get back!" I did get a little certificate and a thanks from the principal. Of course Aunt Grace had logged a record number of volunteer hours (well over 1000!). Go Grace.
Monday afternoon we dealt with prank phone calls from dumb girls who I guess don't realize most everyone has caller ID these days and while her name didn't come up her number did and when I called it they thought they'd be clever and not answer so of course, it went to voice mail where it said "Hello you've reached Sam's phone" DUH! It's the kid next door. Her mom got a nice little phone call from me and she got busted. In the mean time I'm trying to talk Charlotte (who was on her way up here) around the fires cause they had closed I95 just south of us again. Had to have her go almost an hour out of the way but she did get here safe and sound and actually the day she went home I95 was open south of us but closed north of us. These fires have been just awful and to think that most of them were set on purpose by some really sick people just makes me even that much more upset. Any way... she got here and we went out to dinner at one of Richard and my favorite places Conch Key Grille and sat outside by the water. It's not fancy food ~ really great sandwiches and such but I don't think my MIL cared for it much. I guess it's not for everybody. Anyhow, Here's Jules sitting on the wall waiting for us to finish up
The next day was Grandparent day at the school. It was a bit unorganized so I ended up taking Charlotte around and showing her the school. We sat with both kids while they ate their lunch (two different times) and then headed for home ~ except we stopped at Pier One and I fell in love with so many many things but proudly I didn't purchase any of them (YET). I can't promise how good I'll be once we move though! Pier One is a very very bad place for me to go in. I love it all. Ginky (Charlotte) Nathaniel & I did some shopping after school ~ Julianne had gone to her friends' house. Nate got some new sneakers, a pair of short and t shirt ~ all Tony Hawk. We didn't forget about Julz though and she got a new pair of shorts and three shirts.
We ended up at this great pizza and pasta place at "The Avenues" which is our outdoor mall and had a great meal. I had white pizza with artichoke hearts and it was delicious. Here's the gang (kids in new clothes) after dinner. Don't ask me what's up with the face Julz is making. She just gets strange sometimes.
I packed away my Baby Lock sewing machine and set up my trusty Kenmore. I may not be able to embroider but I can still sew. My good friend Mary Catherine is coming over for a couple of days and she'll take my baby back to Tampa with her to be repaired. It'll be a good excuse for me to go over there to pick it up! I did find these great fabrics to make a purse for a dress I just got Just have to decide which purse to make ~ any suggestions? Oh and I did accomplish one sewing task. Saw this pattern in a magazine recently and had to try it. It's all done with 2 1/2" squares and all of mine came from my scrap bin ~ GO ME! Isn't he cute?
I did pack up the family room last night and I'm hoping to start on the kids rooms today. I'm trying a new salon here in Melbourne on Friday to get my hair done. I'll let ya know how it goes. Wish me luck! So, How was your day?