Hey, guys :) Well, I failed to turn my alarm on again. I'm messing up on that one. I woke up at 7:06am. Luckily Tom had woken up, and seen himself out to school. I thought I told him to wake me up. LOL :)
I hustled as fast as I could, and got the kids ready for school. We just barely made the bus. It was already there when we rounded the corner to the bus stop! RUN! hehe :) I dropped the kids off, and Maggie gave me a ride back home. It was 7:30, and she was gonna come and pick me up at 8:45am to meet Amanda on the West side for breakfast.
I came back inside, and laid down on the couch. Jake got ready, and headed out to school. And I must have fallen asleep. Because before I knew it, Boxer was going wild at the door. I jumped up, and threw on some different clothes. And grabbed my pills, and my purse and whatever else I needed. And ran out to get in the car with Maggie. Luckily, she stuck around and didn't leave me - hehe :)
We headed out to Crackle Barrel, and Kari and Julia were already there. I was excited to see Julia there!!! She has Lupas, and has been really really sick lately. I guess she had an ulcer that they missed, and it got septic, and she almost died. Poor, poor girl! She's my age!!! Anyway, she had surgery less than 2 weeks ago, and I was happy to see her up and around. We had to help her up and around, and in and out of the car, and with her coat and stuff, but still. She was there!
Amanda and Brian came soon, and we were all there for Breakfast. Love me some Crackle Barrel. Breakfast is wonderful, you know :) hehe.
Julia and I making faces
Amanda and Maggie
We ate and chatted and had a good time. And it still didn't seem real. Still didn't seem like she was leaving.... Nothing thinking about it....
Soon it was time to head back to post. We picked up Hannah, Maggie's daughter , and then headed to the school. We met Kari and Amanda and Brian there, and joined the kids having lunch. It was a good time!
Here's Jim and I. Goofballs! hehe :)
Lunch seemed to go by fast today. Soon, the Kinders were heading out, and the 1st and 2nd graders were there. Here's Joe eating lunch with me.
Poor kid. He needs some chapstick or something. We tease him that he has a "molestashe" (because it looks like the mustache that a child molester would have...). OK, so maybe that's mean, and I shouldn't say that out loud. ROFL!
Thanks to Maggie for hooking me up with the soda!
Kari and Josephine
Emeline and I. Aren't we cute!
And Amanda hooked me up with a soda too! Oh yeah, I get by with a little help from my friends, you know! hehe :)
Hannah and I
Amanda and her hubby headed out to do a few last minute errands and pack the cars a little bit (still not sinking in...), so Kari and Maggie and I headed to Big Lots that's right by the school to look for something fun. I was looking for hot wheel track stuff for Jim.
Check out this candle wreath thingy. I thought it would make a cute hat. ROFL!
And it was about that time that Amanda called. She said that they were done. And ready to go. What? That didn't make sense... She said that if we wanted to say bye, that we needed to come back to post right now, and go to the Shoppette. So we left Big Lots, and headed there!
We hung for about 10 minutes, then they had to leave. We all said our goodbyes, or more like, "See you tomorrow"'s, and hugged, and then they drove off. And Maggie and I sat in her car, and we both stared bawling. Yeah, it was quite attractive...
Amanda texted us a picture of her being sad. I guess she cried most of the way to Albuquerque. Leaving friends isn't fun....
Poor Hannah in the backseat. She wasn't quite sure what to make of Mom and "Miss Bessy" falling apart. She wanted a tissue too, and kept blotting her dry eyes. And talking about how sad she was. hehe. So we pulled it together, and went to Dollar Tree to Sh
op for Stockings. It needed done, and I needed distracted.
I found what I needed, then we ran real fast to the Big Lots over there. I found the stuff that I wanted for both Jim and Joe, we paid, and hurried real fast back to post. And got the kids from the bus.
Kari had wanted to go and watch Justin's Rugby thing, and had asked if I'd watch her other kids. Definitely. They are always welcome at my house! So we all came back to my house, and we worked on chores for a little bit. After about 30 minutes, it wasn't too bad in here.
The kids did their thing, and I blogged from yesterday. I'd meant to get back to it earlier in the day... But it just kinda got away from me. Anyway, it was done, and it was time to get ready to go to basketball. Joe and Jim both had games.
We left the house at 6pm, and I was gonna stop by the Commissary and grab snacks for the game. But then realized that I still couldn't find my ID. Crap. So we stopped by Family Dollar instead. It was still on the way to Logan. We got cheese crackers and fruit snacks and candy canes. That should be good :)
I dropped Joe off at Logan, then headed to Main SAS for Jim. And went in with the snacks. Since all the hoopla last time, I decided to stay with Jim. I needed to go and pick up Jake, but couldn't leave Jim. Grrrr. Stupid rule. With all the other people in that gym that I knew, and I couldn't leave him.... But whatever.
I chatted with Kari and we watched Jim and Josephine play. They were cute. Kari said that Brian was gonna stay with Leo, and that he'd pick up Joe too. Thank goodness! It's good to have friends :)
After the game, Jim and I headed over to the Youth center to get Jake. And we listened to a song on the way that Maggie had shown us today. By Bowling for Soup. About leaving Texas. The chorus made me think of Amanda!!!!!! Click HERE to listen... "Come back to Texas... it's just not the same since you went away..."
We came back home, and the kids had free time, and I wrapped some presents. Each of the kids had a present from me (and Captain America too), and Jake had an extra one from Amanda. Just something that she didn't wanna move with, and because they had bonded. hehe.
Joe is spending the night at Leo's house, and Eme and Tom are playing on Computers. Jim and I are watching X-Files while I blog, and Jake is playing on the Game cube. I'm gonna try and be in bed after this episode is done. I'm SO sleepy.
We have 2 basketball games tomorrow, a piano recital, and a church Christmas party. Busy day, you know!
Miss you, Amanda... You'd think I'd get used to telling my friends goodbye by now... I think it's easier when your spouse is here. But with my hubby gone, and then my friends leaving too? Yeah, let me tell you, this really sucks... *sniff*
Click on the link below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!
GREAT one, Sharon! Loving the horse pictures! My daughter, Emeline, would absolutely love it!!! She's SO into horses :)