A few things that crossed my mind or happened this week . . .
~ I put the winter coats away. I can't remember ever packing up the heavy coats and boots in June, but I was afraid to do it sooner, because, you know, that would mean there would be a blizzard.
~ Gardening in low rise jeans = bad idea. Sorry neighbors.
~ The smell of my own burning skin is just not something I'd like to smell again. Or feel. Ouch.
~ My 7-year-old daughter didn't win the raffle for the class ant farm, and I'm truly disappointed. She sure wanted those ants. Her birthday is in a couple days . . .
~ The same daughter is calling her drinking straw a proboscis. So she is serious about these bugs.
~ I signed our son up for summer driving lessons yesterday. Wasn't he just playing with Matchbox cars? It goes by so fast.
~ Today is the last full day of school for the kids. I made a bookmark for my daughter's 2nd-grade teacher with animals from two of her favorite units - dinosaurs and penguins. All three of my kids have had this teacher (she is wonderful), and my youngest was born on my son's last day of school with her, almost 8 years ago.
~ This summer, I'm planning on being a tourist in Chicago. I want to take the kids on the train to the city, and I have a short list of places I'd love to go: The Shedd Aquarium for the JellyFish Exhibit, Lincoln Park Zoo (always a favorite) and China Town.
~ I'm getting our pool passes today. Is there still time to drop 10 pounds? Yeah, that's what I thought. :P