So, did ya'll enjoy the Flower Fix? Who knows, if you're good while reading this, I MAY give you another one, :-).
Wow, where to begin? This week has been a little crazy. So sit back, grab a snack and let's get started.
Let's start with Wednesday. Wednesday was one of those days that I've needed for a while now. I ran a few errands early in the morning. Then I can home, threw a load of clothes in the wash then proceeded to do a major fridge cleaning. That was actually pretty fun. (Did I just say that?) Now the fridge looks all sparkly and clean. And I found out, after having this fridge for almost 10 years now, that 2 of the shelves slide out for ease of food retrieval. HUH!!! LOL
Thursday was a day I had planned to just hang around the house. As I've been out and about most of the week. So, I'm laying in bed after dropping Jayla off at school. And I get this strange feeling that the power has gone off. I was right. No biggie, I get up, grab my watch so I can reset the flashing clock and I see that it's 9:15! ZOINKS!!! I didn't mean to sleep that long. Ok, who am I kidding...yes I did! LOL
I reset the security system then booted up the ole computer. Then the phone rings, it's Mister M. He tells me that he just got off the phone with our oldest daughter. And without going into detail, she "needs" mom & dad. This little conversation gave me a boost. Reason being, I LOVE to help people. Especially when they aren't expecting it. Gotta love surprises. Mister M. tells me that he wants to "surprise" Briyanna and give her a little money. SWEET!!! We discuss an appropriate amount and I'm off. I call Bri just to make sure she's home. She immediately thinks I'm up to something, because I told her that I was on my way to her place, :-).
I stop by the bank, stop to buy a couple mushy cards then I hit the highway. SCREECH....Traffic!!! At 10:30 on a Thursday morning? What's up with THAT? Anyway, I call Bri and tell her to make sure she's dressed. Of COURSE she questions me, right? GIRL, just get dressed already!!! :-) Part of my "surprise" was to take her to the grocery store and also to get some food for the man in her life. Here he is....Meet Mr. Diego. Isn't he cute? Yep...I have a Grandpuppy! lol
Anyway, this is where the story gets interesting. We stop for gas and while I'm pumping gas, I hand Bri a card from her daddy. In the card, I put 1/2 of the money we agreed to give her. She glares at me out the window :-). I lean back in the door to put my wallet back in my purse, then I hand her a card from me, with the other 1/2 of the money. Here come the tears :-). She was so grateful. Mission accomplished, LOVE IT!!! SO, we leave the gas station and head to the grocery store. She fills up the cart with a few essentials. We had to check out and guess what? My debit card doesn't work! Are you KIDDING me??? I just took out "X" amount of money, bout a couple cards and got gas. And I KNOW there's more money in the account. So I swipe my card again...no dice! Talk about embarassing! We found that there was a bank around the corner from the store, so we ask if they'll hold the groceries for us for a few minutes. We get back on the road...in traffic, cuz now it's about lunch time in Buckhead. As we're driving, Bri has a "V8" moment, lol. She could've paid cash for the groceries and we can work out the debit card issue later. DUH!!! So, we turn around and head back to the store. All is well. WHEW!!!
Anyway, I get her back home and I head back home, as it's getting close to time to pick Jaylabear up from school. I get home to find an email and 2 voicemail messages from the bank. Come to find out, it "appeared" that my card had been stolen and there was fraud activity. So they put a hold on it. Tee Hee...it was just me spending wildly, LOL. I approved all the card activity for the day and the hold was lifted. I apprecited that. Except now, they have my cell phone number to call when/if this happens again. I guess I'd better start spending like that more often...you know, so they'll know it's just me, LOL.
Ok, Friday, Jayla's K class had a fieldtrip to the fire department, police station and courthouse. The original plan was to have lunch at the nearby park. But it rained off and on all day. Anyway, the kids (and me) had a great time at our first stop, the fire station. Part of this station is actually a museum. It was so cool. Jayla's teacher even raced a fireman in getting dressed in full gear for a fire. She's such a good sport. The kids got a big kick out of that.
(Note: this is NOT Jayla's teacher, lol. This is one of the sites in the fire museum.)
Next stop was the court house. THIS is where my TIredness began. Me and another mom just walked the couple blocks from the fire station to the courthouse, while the kids rode the bus. And isn't it our luck that we also had to WALK UP 4 flights of stairs to the courtroom? ARGH!!! The judge we saw is the husband of one of the K teachers. So the kids got to do a mock trial..."Who stole the backpack?" So fun! And the kids got to go up on the bench and take a picture with the judge.
After that, we hiked back in the rain to the police station, which was right next to the fire station. This part of the tour was a bit over these 5 & 6 year old kids' heads. The cop used really big words and the kids were NOT impressed, lol. But they did get to "visit" the holding cells (YUCK!) and crawl through a police car.
The kids were getting a little restless by this point and it was way past their regular lunchtime. So we headed back to the school to eat. And being that it was only 30 minutes until the last bell, after lunch, I checked Jayla out and we headed home.
THAT'S why I needed a nap! What a day! Me and Jayla crashed when we got home.
Alright, alright...I'm almost done :-).
Also on Thursday, I had a great mail day. My sweet friend, Tangee sent me and Jayla a box of goodies. Check this out.
She sent me some scrappy stuff, me and Jayla got beautiful bracelets, a gorgeous Mother of Pearl picture frame, a cute little doggie with a bow around his neck that matches my studio, a keychain and a BIG OLE tassel :-). She's such a sweetheart. Thank you again, Tangee.
Let's see, what else? Oh, once again,there's no soccer this weekend :-(. T-storms & tornados predicted for the weekend.
Alrighty, that's about it. And as promised, here's another "fix" for you. I mean, you deserve it, after reading ALL of this :-). Toodles! Enjoy your weekend!