Friday, July 6, 2012
Random Thoughts Thursday (Friday Edition)
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Being on vacation makes me lose track of the days. I had no idea yesterday was Thursday until it was too late to blog. I'm enjoying the escape from reality.
Back to life in a few short days, though.
I forgot to mention it last week, but, miraculously, no one threw up the entire time we were in St. George. You will have no idea what a tender mercy that is unless you remember last year's Vacation From Hell.
Yesterday the girls went to my parents' house for a sleepover, and Chris, who generally hates shopping like nothing else, came with me on a shopping spree at the new City Creek Center, where I tried on clothes I will never, ever actually buy ($108 for a shirt? No thank you! It was really cute, though.)
I did, however, actually buy over $100 worth of clothes, and I couldn't figure out why Chris was so encouraging - this man who pinches pennies like there will never be enough - until he admitted just how much he'd spent on himself at REI before he joined us in Utah. Aha!
Speaking of spending money, when I called to schedule dentist appointments for the girls, I was told that, since the insurance company dropped our dental coverage, the cost for a cleaning & exam (including x-rays) would be $350. Each. After I picked myself up off the floor, my mother-in-law suggested I take the girls to the dentist their family has used for years. We did, and the girls ended up needing all kinds of work done (okay, so it's been a few years - thanks, insurance company), and after multiple fillings, one pulpotomy, and three yanked molars we still paid less than we would have if we'd only had the cleanings & exams in Portland.
And we get to find an orthodontist when we get home.
Coordinating schedules for a family picture when you have four grown children involved has proven to be a lot more work than my parents anticipated. All I can say is they had better turn out.
It's July and my calendar is already full for the rest of the summer.
I'm so glad I decided not to take classes this summer. I needed a break from studying. I'm also glad that I'll have a few weeks after the girls start school to get myself all geared up. Two more terms of A&P are on the horizon.
I had lost 10lbs before we left on vacation. About four days in I pretty much gave on losing the last 5lbs to reach my goal. I just hope I haven't gained back the 10. Vacation is bad for the diet.