Tj went to get Grandmom while I showered this morning. When they got here I started making eggs, crawfish sausage, toast, grits and tortillas for breakfast. It turned out tasting great, though the eggs were gray from being cooked in the sausage fat. Oh, well.
After breakfast Tj and I went to Target to get Grandmom’s new sim card. Then we went to WM for low carb chocolate milk and a few other groceries. Before we left Mr. Bill came over and asked if we wanted a rotisserie chicken when they went to Costco today. What a sweetie! I took him up on his offer; it was perfect timing, I wanted a rotisserie chicken for one of the meals we had left with Grandmom.
Once home Tj got to work on Grandmom’s new phone, and I washed dishes and did other mundane stuff. Max played with his new Legos he’d put together before Tj and I were up this morning, and Jack just played.
Other things that happened today: I visited with Bill and Lucy after they got back from Costco, we had a late lunch of chicken salad (which was awesome, if I do say so myself), Jack and I walked around the campground, and we all watched Ninjago.
When we were in Target Max reminded me that ‘Destination Unknown’ was tonight! If I’d put that on the calendar we’d have been more prepared, and maybe would have had Grandmom come another week. Whatever, it was tonight. The boys had a late lunch, and at 4:30 I took Max to the church.
‘Destination Unknown’ is a youth gathering where you pay $25 and they take your kid from 5pm till 9pm to a destination unknown. The cost includes activities and supper. They were told to bring a sombrero. Ok. So. For the last few weeks I’ve been looking for a sombrero, but not with much urgency. I then went to ‘The Russell Home For Atypical Children Thrift Store’, and lo and behold there were sombreros! There were no prices. I figured I’d pay a dollar for the sombrero for that activity. But as I stood in line waiting to check out I read the brochure about the woman who started this home, and how she wanted the best for these ‘atypical’ children, and I remembered how Tj told me recently that he’s been being more generous with his money. God has given us so much, and others have so little. Tj’s right, and I want to be as generous as he is. But when it was my turn and the guy said $3 I was surprised! He said there are a bunch more sombreros if you want some more, and I told him I didn’t want that one, but I needed it for my kid’s church activity. But then I exclaimed $3!! and he said $2, or whatever you’re willing to pay. I hope God thinks I was cheerful enough with that $2!! So tonight Max brought the sombrero. We arrived only 1 minute before time for the activity, and I was stressing that. The other kids were already there and eating…did they change the time verbally but not on paper? Did they tell Max but he forgot to tell me? Whatever. He gathered his stuff and got out of the truck. The youth pastor came over, and then chuckled and said he didn’t need the sombrero!!! What??!! I wasted $2 on a stupid sombrero he didn’t even need? I laughed so hard as I drove away. And then I called Mom and told her and we both laughed just as hard again.
When I got home I put the broccoli chicken ranch casserole in the oven, and then played Uno with Grandmom and Tj till supper was ready.
Oh, I forgot that we sold Jack’s old bike today! Tj got a text the other day about it. We bought it for $60 or $70 last June, but Jack is really too big for it now, and he can sort of ride Max’s bike with training wheels on it. So. Tj put Jack’s bike and the half bike on fb for sale. We hardly had any bites, and then day before yesterday someone offered $40 for it. Awesome! That’s what we were asking! Then she immediately backed down to $25, saying she didn’t know how to use the program. Whatever. There were a few texts back and forth, and then today she was going to come get it (to reward her kid for getting his immunizations). I assumed she’d try to get us down on the price when she saw the bike, so I tried to prepare Tj and me for that. She texted Tj that she was here about 20 minutes before we were going to leave to be early to meet her. Ugh. I was really expecting the worst. Then when we showed up to the office she’d texted she was at CVS, at the main road before our campground. Ugh Ugh. I just kept expecting worse and worse. When we got to CVS we couldn’t find her. We brought the bike over to 2 women having their car towed, and then realized what was going on and tried to act like it was nothing. Ha! Finally, after a minute or two, Tj saw her. She said wait right here, her husband was coming. I was expecting her to try to bargain us down hard while her kid tried the bike. Then her husband and kids came out, the kid got on the bike while the husband counted out the money. Ha! All of my negativity was unfounded!
Anyway, after supper Grandmom was ready to go home, and Jack looked like he was ready for bed. He’d taken a shower while I took Max to church, so he and Tj took Grandmom home while I washed the dishes. Then Tj hung out here for 15 minutes, and now he’s gone to pick up Max.
In other news I forgot to post yesterday, my phone camera is crap these days. For a long while it’s been fine, but in the last several weeks it’s having severe troubles focusing. I can’t get a clear picture to save my neck! It’s really sad to me. I rely on those pictures, especially now that we’re on such a cool adventure. I know it’s petty, but I’m jealous when Tj takes awesome pictures on his phone and I can’t take the same pics. All the pics from the Space Center are blurry when you zoom in! Tj wrote the company last night and they’re suggesting a hard reset of my phone. I guess we’ll try that before upgrading my phone. Man, I love technology. Until I hate it!