We started school again yesterday. We had the longest, most amazing Christmas Vacation ever! It's not that our Christmas was amazing or our New Year's.
My parents asked if my oldest daughter (13) could go with them to Colorado to go to my cousin's wedding and to be my mom's companion while my dad worked. My husband and I thought and prayed about it and gave her a "thumbs up". My daughter was ecstatic. She spent 1-on-1 time with Grandma and got a breakfast date with Grandpa. She saw the Garden of the Gods and went to Focus on the Family's Whit's End. She even got to drink a world famous chocolate soda which the call a "wo-fam-choc-sod" (hyphenated so you can read it).
My other daughter (12) stayed home with us. I told her to write down all the things she wanted to do and we'd do them. We marked off everything on her list (except horseback riding-$) even the ones we, her parents, added. We painted ceramics, organized her room, bought her nice clothes, got her a new haircut, checked out Barnes and Noble, drank hot chocolate from Starbucks (very popular out here), took a trip to IKEA, went bowling, played some games at a video arcade place called the Boardwalk, got a chocolate dipped cone from McDonalds.
Plus my friend, who is currently living in Germany due to husband's job, came out and we got to spend time hitting all the thrift stores by my house. See, we don't have garage sales out here in San Diego like they do in other places. How I wish we did! I could find all kinds of goodies....muuah ha ha. For creative purposes of course.
So, everyone's back to their normal habits. Yuck. I really prefer not having everything being so mundane. But, what do you do when your husband has a job and kids need school!
I found a headboard sitting out on my neighbor's curb about a month back. I'm finally getting around to antiquing it. I'm going to turn it into a bench, if I'm successful. Otherwise, I don't know.......