Friday, August 08, 2008

Last day of Summer break...SNIFF, SNIFF!!!

Well, wouldja look at that! It's Friday the 8th of August and school starts back on Monday the 11th of August. What happened to the Summer break? Ya know, it doesn't really seem like summer if there are NO trips to a body of water larger than the neighborhood pool.

Being that we won the neighborhood drawing back in January, to waive $399 of our $400 HOA dues (Yay us!) I really think we got our $1 worth of time at the pool :-). But still, sitting by the pool does not a summer vacation make.

SURE...we spent some real quality time together. SURE we went to the "Romantical" Gardens. SURE we had playdates with our friends. But still, no sand between our little tiki-toes this year (or the past 2 for that matter).

Alright, alright...I'm done whining.

Jayla and I DID have a great Summer together. And although she's BEYOND excited about going back to school on Monday. I'm still a little sad that it's always. She's SO much fun to hang out with.

We had our sneak-a-peek yesterday and I must say, I'm pleased with the teacher we got. We were fortunate to get one of the two teachers that I requested. So again, I'm happy. Jayla was so funny. When we went to go visit her classroom, she ran up to the teacher and gave her a big ole hug. Once again, just as last year, catching the teacher off guard :-). By the end of our 5 - 10 minute visit, Jayla was already in love with her. So that's a load off my mind.

When we left the classroom, Jayla looks up at me and says, "Mom, I've never had a brown teacher before! How cool is that?" LOL, that girl cracks me up.

Anyway, I had a doctors appt this morning with an Orthopedist. You may remember back in November of 2005, I broke my ankle. Well, I've been having a little pain in my ankle for the past few months. I had x-rays taken about a month ago and MY doctor said it showed mild arthritis and a heel spur. Well, the doctor I saw today said I do NOT have arthritis. But the heel spur is there. Bottom line, there's nothing to worry about. As long as I'm able to readjust my ankle when it hurts and the pain goes away, all is well. So I was glad to hear that. This was simply one of those "better to be safe than sorry" visits. But still, no stilettos for me, lol.

SO, do you guys have any big plans for the weekend? Has everyone's kids already started back to school? Or do you start next week like us? By the way, what do you mom's out there do while your kids in school everyday? I'm just being nosey :-). Tomorrow, we're taking my MIL out to dinner for her 85th birthday. So that should be fun. Other than that, we don't have much planned for the weekend.

Ok, enough rambling. How bout a flower fix? I haven't done one in a while...I don't think. So here ya go....
Ok, so I picked 3 fixes for you. All of them caught my eye today and I couldn't choose. So, there ya go. :-)

I hope you all have a great weekend. Toodles!!


Gretchen said...

Thanks for the FFF, Dawn. Of course I'm partial to the one with the golden puppies. But they're all sweet.

Sorry your summer is coming to an end. I know you didn't "do anything big", but trust me, those memories of time with momma are what will make Jayla's heart sing. Sometimes I think we do such complicated and elaborate things to please ourselves and our kids, and really, they tend to like it simple. At least mine do. Blessings on your week. I'm so glad Jayla got a brown teacher. How sweet is that?!

Monogram Queen said...

Here's wishing Jayla a wonderful school year. I can't believe y'all go back so early! Well I guess it's only a week before here...
Lovely flowers!

Trisha said...

Beautiful pics! I can imagine how you wonderful that you and your baby girl have such a great time! I can't wait for those days! =)

Lynilu said...

You know, Jayla is right to be so thrilled about her teacher. After all, she's been going to school for SO many years that I can't believe she didn't have one before this! What's with your school district?? LOL!! She's a cutie, that girl!

And it's good to have you back!! I'm Glad Jayla will share you since she is off to school again!

Jude said...

I cannot believe your summer is already over!! It goes too quickly doesn't it? I have a package all ready to mail you... sorry it is so late! I hope you will like what is inside!! :):):)