I didn’t mean to be gone for a week, but I was well, gone. We had a wonderful visit with my parents and a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving. They arrived Friday a week ago tired from a long drive south. Saturday we did the park hopping. Not as in Disney park hopping, but as in local park hopping while The Narrator took pictures for friends and the kids played and then on to a birthday party. Sunday after church we headed to Downtown Disney and played like tourists. If you’ve never been to D.D. you should go. It’s fun and free. Did I mention free? Well, admission is free that is. D.D. is shop after shop, many of which you won’t find anywhere else. You can gorge yourself on Disney paraphernalia (had to look that word up in the dictionary to spell it right!). Anyway, we had fun and Mom & Dad did a little bit of Christmas shopping.
Monday we hung around here, and Mom & I got our hairs cut. I’m still a little unsure about my cut. I’ve never had a cut like this before. I’ve also never had super curly hair before. I’ve been at a complete loss as to what to do with this mop on top, so I gave my stylist friend free reign. I can’t decide yet if I look like a rock star or a rooster. I was leaning toward rooster. After a few days of playing with it though, I’m leaning toward rock star. Or maybe it’s because I’ve been playing Guitar Hero on The Narrator’s new xbox 360 (that his boss bought for him). Yeah, it must be the Guitar Hero. My parents would be happy to know that all those years of piano lessons when they paid extra for 15 minutes of rhythm lessons paid off when I played Guitar Hero. Money well spent. Thanks, Mom & Dad! Anyway, I digress…
Tuesday was Busch Gardens, Wednesday was the beach in Sarasota and picking up Great Grandma. The kids got sand in every crack of their little bodies. We had our own little sandbox in the bathtub that night. Tuesday night Mom & I baked 7 pies. Wednesday night I delivered 3 of them to neighbors. One of them is still in the fridge. Thursday was a relaxing day with yummy turkey that was a breeze to cook (just a breast, overnight in the slowcooker with a couple cups of water…The Narrator told me today it was the best turkey ever. And he doesn’t like turkey that much). Friday we headed to Busch Gardens again and took Great Grandma. We got to see a hippo open his mouth really wide. That was the highlight. Along with the sky ride that Little Miss Sunshine keeps talking about and a Christmas show that was all about Jesus. Surprised me too.
Oh yes, and did I mention that I was at Joanns when they opened at 6 a.m on Friday and when they opened at 7 a.m. on Saturday? I’m not much of a Black Friday shopper. Mostly because I’m really not a morning person. And I don’t have money and I don’t like to buy much for Christmas. But they had flannel for $.99 a yard, so I went hoping to stock up enough to last me for baby gifts all year long. I get one really good sized blanket and a burp cloth out of one yard. For $.99 that makes a nice gift (along with a knitted hat a few of my favorite coverall bibs I also make). And then on Friday they had a bolt of interfacing for $2.99. I never have interfacing and I hate having to run out and get some for every project. Money well spent.
Anyway, I hear the guitar strumming…..here comes the Hero!!