Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer bits and pieces

I know I am neglecting my poor blog. Now that I have the text thing figured out, I'll do more updates. Here is some stuff bullet style....

  • Vacation was fun, you can see some of the pictures in my header.
  • While on that trip I decided to start writing short books for Natalie about our adventures. She'll like that lots. You know, after I actually finish one.
  • Natalie has grown like a weed. We tried on the fancy princess dresses tonight and they almost fit. I almost cried. I bought those when I could still tell people her age in months.
  • The second kid is on hold.
  • I have a BF (one of the reasons DD2 is on hold).
  • I am cutting granite on Wed. Plumber maybe by Friday? One thing or another has been delaying the entire project. I'm sick of the entire thing.
  • We are going to travel as much as possible this summer (well really, year). I am suffering from bored-ites. I am rethinking my cash hoarding tendencies and I'm creating a pretty decent travel column in the budget. I'll still travel cheap though.
  • We went to Harrahs this past weekend. They have been sending me all sorts of things, like long weekend trips to Reno. They finally sent a NC offer so we (bf & i) went and stayed there for 2 nights. I had a coupon for $50 in slot moola and it took 2 days to loose it (much to the irritation of BF who thought I should have quit while I was ahead. But it wasn't real money, it was freebie money therefore you must make it as fun as possible!). Then we went to Cirque de Chine and Soul of Shoulin (sp?). Two fun shows, the first is acrobatic in nature. The second is a bunch of guys beating the crap out of each other. Fun times for all.
  • We are going to Pigeon Forge for the big adoption event in a couple of weeks. That will be fun.
  • We are going back a couple of weeks later to see the Star Trek thing at Dollywood (Kim = nerd) and to trout fish in Cherokee. If you like creeks, Cherokee NC is the place to be. Tribal fishing permits are $7.
  • We are going on a cruise in Nov. Carnival Dream, western route - woohhoo
  • We are going to DC & NYC next April/May. It will be a 2 week adventure. We are driving to a station and taking Amtrak the rest of the way. I think it will be fun!
  • Assuming Amtrak wasn't a nightmare, we are thinking of taking a loop around the US with an Alaskan cruise in the middle next Sept. If any of you have done this, do you have any ideas on how to make it go smoother?
  • I really thought I had a buyer for the big house this past week. But they just wanted to play games with the price. I am still optimistic that it will be gone soon!
I guess that is it, I'll try to upload pictures from my phone. It doesn't send error messages but it doesn't post them either?


Tricia Thompson said...

Congrats on the BF. Sounds like fun! I've been neglecting my blog too. Summer is just too busy to write! LOL Can't wait for all the pictures. Just wanted to say Hi!

chinamom said...

So if you ever want to come to New England - You will always have a place to stay with Sophie and I. I KNOW she would love to share her room with Natalie!