Friday, May 11, 2007

The one without a purpose

See me? See me going on my little hiatus again? Yeah, I’m good at that.

So we got the mini van, and every little twinge of ick I feel about it melts away when CJ looks at me and says “Mommy, I’m SO HAPPY we have a van!” OK, so I still kinda cringe when I get in it, but it’s only as uncool as you let it be. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to let it be even the least bit uncool. The good qualities certainly outweigh the bad, and while I’m quite content to drive around in a little car (a Pontiac Solstice or Mustang would suit me just fine, thankyouverymuch), I’ve got a bunch of tall people in my family. CB is 6’ 4”, and (thankfully) the kids have taken after him in the height department (which makes me insanely jealous of Diva’s legs because they go on FOREVER and she’s only 5), but that means that everyone else in the fam is cramped whilst I am completely content in something smaller. So, like I said. Mini van = Good thing. Carrie’s Ego – Mini Van + Children’s happiness = I’ll get over it.

The week in a nutshell:

- Our anniversary is on the 20th, but that weekend is packed full of dress rehearsal, dance recital (which I am dancing at too!) and a baby shower, so we’re celebrating our 7th anniversary a week early. Without much pomp and circumstance (read: Dinner and shopping), but May is always so insanely busy (warning to all you unmarried peeps: DO NOT GET MARRIED IN MAY! Unless you don’t mind sharing your anniversary with field trips, birthday parties, and graduation ceremonies.) and then we’ll continue our progress on TRPTWNE 2007.

- I’ve decided to start gardening. So I got all my pretty flowers (along with some tomato plants) put in the ground last night, and it was much harder than I remembered it. But then I spent Wednesday pulling weeds and Tiger Lilies out of the flower bed. And trees! I’ve never seen so many little trees take up root in a flower garden. Then again, we have left the outside of our house untouched in the almost four years we’ve lived here.

- The weather has finally been highly cooperative. After having a garage sale in torrential rain last weekend, Mother Nature has rewarded us with blissfully sunny and 85 degree days. Heaven! Until the mosquitoes come out. . .

So that’s pretty much it. Highly uneventful, but that’s the way it goes. Only 15 more days of school and then I should have LOTS of fun stories of people watching at the various summer rec activities.


Molly said...

I bet you look very cool and of course, very glam in your mini van! Sometimes you just have to let these things go and it's good you are looking out for your family and not just yourself. Now all you need is a sticker saying "mini vans rock" and you can convince everyone else that it is cool!

Princess Banter said...

Awww happy anniversary! And good on you regarding the weather -- enjoy it to utmost enjoyment!!! Haha :) Sounds like you have a jam-packed next few weeks ;)

Friglet said...

Happy Mother's Day and Happy Anniversary!