I accompanied them as they saw the sights. I'm a little disappointed in myself that I don't go downtown more often. So much to see and so much of it for free! It takes visitors to get me going, but I'm glad we did even if it was hella hot.
I had some other small highlights during the week such as discovering that a double banana can grow in one skin, being passed by a 80-something-year-old while jogging, and getting hit on at Unique Thrift. The young man was not rude. He told me multiple times he thought I would look beautiful in a bright pink Tshirt he'd selected for me (I do think pink is flattering on me). Whereas my answers of, "Thank you, but I'm not shopping for myself today," did not discourage him, my answer when he asked if I was married did. Off he went.
I am thankful for Joy, whom most of you know. I started season one of Game of Thrones this week and am completely hooked (turning it on any moment I am sans kiddies), and she has been extremely helpful providing some background info I needed. She also pointed me in the direction of some good websites. There are a lot of characters to keep straight.
My husband bought me a Vitamix! If you have any doubt regarding the hoopla around this product, dismiss it. This thing is a wonder. If you're looking to save $$$, look for a refurbished one for half-price. So far, so good and a five year warranty.
I think I've made inroads with my irrationally stubborn three-year-old regarding potty training. We checked out Ian's New Potty from the library, and he was smitten with Ian's red potty. Straight to the Amazon app and two days later we had a red potty! Only two successful potty experiences so far, but since both were unprompted (see stubbornness), I'm feeling optimistic.
Speaking of that three-year-old, in hypo-gratitude, I'm thankful part of his front tooth remains. I don't even understand how this happened on carpet. I was in another room. What a scrapper, huh?
We're in Texas! First a cousin and her kids, and then my parents and record family gathering of aunts, uncles, and cousins in our old vacation spot (where I saw Reuben swim in his disintegrating cast if you've been reading lately). It's gonna feel like an enormous hug. Maybe a teary one, but a hug.
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Amycake and the Dude, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, The Meaning of Me, Thankful Me, Uncharted, The Wakefield Doctrine
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