Thomas the Tank Engine toy to my delighted little boy this past Tuesday. Guess it only took 2 months... And he was only momentarily delighted because it was his consolation prize - literally - as he was undergoing some skin testing to rule out a few additional food allergies. At least they didn't have to do a blood test. He's been enjoying it fully since then, so I have no regrets.
excessively energetic when I do that. I got a whole lot of gardening done this morning between 6 and 8 am, it's not even funny. Too bad I didn't have an early bird morning two weeks ago when I came into possession of the plants that finally got put into the ground this morning.
Silver Lining in here somewhere. Ah yes, the sale of Mom and Dad's cabin, now finally final. The cabin on a river with shipping freighters going by, with the gazebo and a pontoon boat moored just offshore - the one place I've stayed that felt peaceful - like a real vacation, regardless of what else was going on. (Not sure how much the distinct lack of cell phone reception plays into this - perhaps quite a bit.) It's no longer in their possession, and thus no longer accessible to us for beautiful, quiet, lazy summer weekends away. But here's the Silver Lining - no more worry over mortgages or maintenance or troublesome neighbors for my parents, and many many happy memories for our family, including first boat rides, babies in life preservers, bonfires, and a gleefully infamous mud-fight along the shore during our courtship (talk about twitterpation!)
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Time for random adorableness, courtesy of our last (final, never happening again, waah!) trip to the cabin.