Thursday, September 15, 2011

She passed!!

She's so excited!  I'm a nervous wreck!!

I mentioned yesterday it was road test day.  The instructor said she did well.  The only things she had problems with was the parallel parking (who doesn't?  I still avoid it at all costs) and making sure she got up to speed a little quicker in the business district.  

She already took her maiden voyage alone last night.  She drove back and forth to jazz band practice at school.  It's a route she's driven with me many times.  But even so I was a basket case waiting for her to text me once she got there!  And then again when she told me she was coming home.  

I think I see few more grey hairs in the mirror today.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

We Want to Know Wednesday: Week 22


Be sure to visit the hosts for We Want to Know Wednesday:  Mamarazzi and Queso.  

This week's questions are all about road trips.  I love a good road trip so here we go!

{1} What are 3 must haves for a long road trip?

Well, assuming good directions and a map or gps system are a given my top 3 are:

  1. A cooler packed with drinks and lots of snacks:  Seems that even if you've just eaten before the trip starts once you get in that car everyone gets the munchies.  Snacking helps keep me alert when I'm driving too.  It's much cheaper to pack your own than do load up at a gas station.  Though it never fails that at at least one stop there is something I just can't live without!
  2. A bag packed with books, magazines, word searches, notebook, pens etc. to keep me occupied on those long boring stretches with no scenery.  I usually take more than I ever need or use but nice to have it when I'm bored.
  3. A pillow!  I usually don't actually sleep much but it's hard to get comfy in a car without one.  

{2} What was the destination of your most recent road trip?

Green Bay, WI....sorta.  Hubby and I stayed a couple nights there on our anniversary in June but from our hotel we road tripped around door county both days.  

{3} What do you miss most about home when on a trip?

It's a toss up between my own bed and my own shower.  No matter how nice the place is you stay and how clean the bathroom is it's just not the same as showering at home!!  I feel lost.  LOL

{4} What is the furthest you have traveled on a road trip?

Between here and Orlando, FL which is about 1270 miles!  Close second is between here and my home town in MA which is about 1050 miles!  

{5} Will you "stop for the largest ball of twine, etc" or are you a "hurry and get there" road tripper?

Deep down I'm the "stop for the largest ball of twine" kind of gal.  But most road trips we take we only have a limited amount of time to get where we are going, do our thing and get back home so we usually can't do that.  I really want to take a trip one time where that is all we do is sight see and stop at fun attractions and cool home town restaurants etc.  I'd have a route in mind but kind of just take it slow and do what we feel like from day to day.

Right now I'm heading out for a road trip to the DMV!  It's road test time for my teen.  Wish me luck!  I'll be back around to visit everyone later today.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Purple Package!!


Yay!  My package from my partner Mary for Mamarazzi's Favorite Color swap came today.  I love it!  

We both love PURPLE!!  So while it made it easy to shop because it was my favorite color also, it was hard to because everything I saw I wanted for myself too!  

Everything was wrapped in cool purple Tinkerbell (I think it's Tinkerbell!) tissue paper.  Each one was numbered and she had a list commenting on each present.  

Here's what I got (with my comments added):
1. HOME letter blocks:  I abso-freakin-lutley love these!  I alternated them in the pic so you could see both sides.  One side is purple and the other has a white crackled paint over it.  My kids have already decided where they should go.

Oh, and she painted them herself.  How cool is that!?

2. Grape Crystal Light: I need this because I drink way to much soda!

3. Dove Chocolates:  Seriously who doesn't love chocolate?!

4. Juicy Fruit Gum:  Sweet Berry flavor, I always need gum with me!

5. Nail Polish:  Pronto Purple, I sent her purple nail polish too!  Glad she sent me some because my kids stole mine.

6. Bath & Body Works Secret Wonderland:  Gotta have purple lotion and shower gel.  Love the smell!

7. Hand sanitizer: I use this all time when we eat out.  My kids just roll their eyes at me!  It's in a cute little purple holder that you can hang on your bag.  

8. Slippers:  Cute Halloween ones with a pumpkin and BOO on the bottom.  I will definitely wear these!  My feet are always cold in the fall and winter months.  I always need something on them.  These are much better than the hospital socks I was wearing last winter.  Ha!  Funny I sent her socks too!

9. Notebook and Postcard:  I've always been a sucker for a fun notebook.  And of course I love collecting postcards!

Thanks to Mary for an awesome package.  You can head on over to her blog to see what I sent her (hopefully she enjoyed it).  

Also a big thank you to Mamarazzi for organizing another fun swap! Check out her blog to see all the other favorite color packages arriving around the country. 

I'm so glad I decided to join.   

Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Day Photos

It's time for the annual first day of school photos!

A junior this year.  Really?

Yeah, really.  But while getting her pics taken she said "Mom!  I feel like a kindergartner!"  Well to me it's seems like you just were!

She's part of what they call the "Link Crew" this year.  A bunch of Juniors and Seniors who get together and are trained to welcome and help the freshman.  She was at the freshman orientation the other day where they show them around and help them find classrooms.  They had to wear their shirts today so any freshman needing help during the day could find them.

And a 7th grader.  Doesn't seem possible!

Just a bit worried about her today.  It's her first full day away from us since her diagnosis.

"Mom, you're not putting these on Facebook are you?"

LOL, no just my blog.  OK, maybe one on FB!!

Their pics from last year's first day are in my header.  Check out the difference!