Gooood Morning! Welcome to Thursday Thoughts, Vacation Edition! As always, linking up with Jennifer from Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for all the awesomeness! My thoughts are a bit fuzzy (hey, it's not even 10 AM as I'm typing this, and Dragon slept til 9 for just about the first time EVER. Here's what's on my mind today:
- Fun! Fun fun fun fun!!! Isn't it funny that you don't even realize how much you miss your extended family until you get the chance to see them again? We have been going from house to house, activity to activity, and loving every moment of it. I have been blessed with truly amazing in-laws, and they have never hesitated to welcome me with open arms and make me a part of the family. We even got to see some cousins from Alaska that came out to see family when we did, so it's just been extra-special this time.
- Car trouble. As always. I was so proud of myself for getting the car paid off in February, that I completely forgot about the CURSE. If you've never heard of this curse, the legend is that the second you pay off your car (or house, or other major purchase), it will completely fall apart. Right now, this car is costing us more in repairs than it ever did in monthly payments. (Not to mention the annoyance and trouble of the random noises and breakdowns. Nothing like having your car fail to start in the middle of a national park, right!?) This time it was the battery. So, I have a statement for my car. YOU ARE DONE. You are done breaking down, you are done with noises, with not accelerating or steering right, with any issues whatsoever. We have fixed your wheels, your alignment, your engine. We just got you a brand-new battery. Now quit it before we decide that we can't afford you anymore and go with a nice, sensible sedan.
|THIS COULD BE YOU, CAR. Image Source|
- Whew! Ok. Back to the fun. We saw Monsters U with the boys yesterday, and it was AWESOME! Good movie, great life lessons, and it was really cool seeing the friendship of Sully and Mike Wazowski develop. I just had one little teeny issue. (Um, I guess *spoiler alert*, but not really. I don't think this will ruin the movie for you) The previews? That fun little scene where they turn Mike Wazowski into a disco ball? Totally not in the movie. And that is my own personal pet peeve. I don't like it when things are in the previews, but not the movie. Because I spend the WHOLE movie looking for them! Gaaaah! Still, awesome movie, definitely take your kids to see it! (And if you don't have kids, totally go see it anyway. It's that good.)
- The rain. Oh, the rain. It has rained just about every day we've been here, and the forecast is calling for it to rain for the next week. We want to do fun outdoorsy things! We want to go swimming, go fishing, to the zoo, and to just run and play in the yard! Thankfully we have been able to keep the kids entertained so far with movies, games, and grocery shopping. For some reason, as long as their Gogo (my hubby's aunt) is along, they will grocery shop all day! I'm hoping it clears up in time for the 4th of July. We have fireworks, people! (And we are in an extremely rural area, so we won't be bugging anyone with setting them off.)
|Fireworks. Ours probably won't look this cool. Image Source|
Ok, I'm gonna take off now. Sesame Street is on! I'm totally enjoying having regular TV to watch stuff that isn't on Netflix and Hulu, but these commercials are killin' me. I definitely feel that I made the right choice to cut the cable cord.
I hope you all are having a wonderful week, and it just keeps going!