Another week of the new year behind us and I would have to say that it has probably been a pretty normal one. Well as normal as you can get here at Souzaville.
I have been trying to do a bit of organizing each day. I bought an electronic labeler and cleared out the clear bins section of our local Wal-Mart. Do any of you use an electronic labeler? They have come a long way since those little disc gadgets that you had to turn it to each letter and then the hard plastic label that came out was almost always guaranteed to give you a cut. Now they make them where you can just type the word in, even using different fonts and borders, and press print, and it prints it out and you can place it on right away with no smudging or cuts. Yes I realize I am really excited over a labeler…it’s a “mom on a mission” thing. **thinks about all the things that need to be labeled**
I am sad to say that we aren’t the billion dollar Powerball winners. I drove 6 hours (round trip), by myself, through snow and cold to purchase tickets. Yes the time alone without hearing the word “mom” was nice but it’s a very long and boring drive.
I even had a ridiculous “WTF?” moment. I got in the truck that morning to leave…looked at the gas gage and read that it was full. Was happy about it, since I hate pumping gas especially when it’s cold. Got about 20 minutes down the highway and the gas light comes on. Luckily this happened before I hit the last gas station there was for miles. So here I am thinking that the gage is broken…I am tapping on the glass and thinking “Great! something else that will need to be fixed!” I put the gas in…start the truck up and suddenly it dawns on me that the entire time, the gage was on EMPTY! Ding dong here was reading it backwards! **laughs at herself still thinking about it** I blame it on my brain adjusting to the abandonment of wine from it.
The all mighty snow God is still going strong. It was all just about melted until a couple nights ago when I woke up to yet another winter wonderland. I won’t complain about it because of course we need any and all water we can get but the problem is that one of our trucks is only a 2WD as we had just gotten it a few months before deciding to move up here. My husband drives it down the road to the the parking lot where he catches the bus that takes him to work. Down the road is no problem…it’s coming back up to our neighborhood and into our steep driveway that poses the problem. He has to take the long way around and them come down our street to get a running start and then gas it up our driveway and into the garage.
He cleared this pathway and the driveway yesterday morning…this morning I wake up and it’s covered in snow again. Guess it’s my turn to shovel.
We officially have a 6 year old now. His party went off with no major set backs except that mommy forgot spoons for the ice cream cups. But the kids didn’t seem to have a problem digging in there with forks. I did feel a little rushed as we had it at our local bowling alley and they only allow an hour and a half which just isn’t enough time to bowl, eat pizza, cake and ice cream, and open presents. I don’t think any of the kids got to finish their bowling games which kind of upset me since I had already prepaid for them all. We didn’t have a theme for the party as my son requested a minecraft cake and then we sent out Star Wars invitations. I think there was some avengers stuff thrown in there too and the goodie bags I did were dinosaurs. Oh well, what 5 and 6 year olds care about themes anyways?
He was happy, his friends were happy, therefore mommy was happy. It was his first birthday party so for both of us it was kind of a big deal.
On the blogging front this week I have been doing pretty good with keeping up to my schedule. If you missed any of my posts just click the links below. I hope you all had a fabulous week!!!