Friday, August 22, 2008

Beware...Rough Road Ahead

Well we have been looking at our marked up street for a couple of weeks wondering when they were going to tear in and tear it up...and with absolutely no notice they decided on today. I came home with no way to pull into my driveway, and clearly no where to park on the street. I had to park on the next block over and walk home with my groceries.

All in all it's not so bad. I am glad they are fixing the street (not that it was bad), but a simple letter from the city would have been nice, letting us know when it was we were going to be without a driveway. I asked one of the workers and he said they came around this morning and banged on doors to let people considerate. He asked me "didn't you hear the bangin'?" but since I am at work by 6:15, no I did not. However, I hear it now...geez goodness they are LOUD out there!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

1st Day of School

I am not sure when it will be that I will stop counting my life in school years, but it certainly won't be this year. Today was the kids first day back at school. Getting ready for school to start is just as exciting for us as it is for them! In fact, I definately had trouble sleeping last night (and after conferring with my coworkers this morning, I was not alone!).

The first day has gone off so far without a hitch. I have had my fair share of school pictures taken with students coming back. I will probably be one of those parents too...taking pictures of my kid with absolutely everyone. It is very sweet when the kids see you after a long break and give you super great welcome back hugs!! Although one kid did say to me "Wow Ms. Mandy, you look way prettier this year!"...I think that was a compliment...right? (I did get my hair cut which I need to share on here, it is much shorter.)

Anyhow...happy sharpened pencils, crisp notebooks, new clothes, shoes, haircuts and backpacks back to school first day!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

New Glasses

Thanks to my new flex spending debit card I got some new glasses. Hooray for my rockin coolness. (I do understand that neither are quite flattering pictures of ME, but they do showcase the glasses well!)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

So Long Good Friend

First of all I just want to say that exactly 2 years ago today Jim and I were engaged...awwww! So happy two year engagement anniversary to us!
After much consideration and looking Jim and I traded in my vehicle for a new one. Let me start by saying that my car has always been awesome and I have absolutely adored every minute with it, however lately it had been having some issue that were becoming increasingly harder to ignore. We had been deliberating and had looked and test drove some options but I was really missing the love I had for my good old yellow friend. I know it sounds crazy, but I just couldn't buy a car that I didn't love.

My Yellow Car Goodbye

I had yet to get the love feeling with any of our options except for the new Dodge Avenger. The disadvantage was that new Avengers are out of our price range but I just wasn't finding anything else I liked enough, and I loved my yellow car too much to give it up for a car I barely liked. Saturday evening, on a whim, we drove past some lots and there we found it. A 2008 Dodge Avenger that was used, but VERY in my price range and absolutely immaculate.

So off we were on Monday to make our deal and we did! We picked up the new RED car tonight and I certainly love it! I do still miss my old yellow friend. I feel a little bit like my yellow car had become part of my identity and that I am missing a little something now however it has been filled with a big beautiful red Dodge Avenger which I am totally pumped about!