~Last week I read the best book on my Kindle that I have read in quite awhile... Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. I highly recommend it.
~We bought school supplies last weekend and Dracen already has his new backpack packed full and ready to go. I cannot believe they are starting them back this early but it is what it is, I suppose. One more week off and then back to the old early morning routine. Ugh!
~The new deck furniture FINALLY came last week. I had ordered it from Home Depot around the first couple of days of July. A few days after I ordered it, I noticed that they had put in on sale. I'm talking BIG sale. I was sick. So I emailed customer service and they didn't hesitate to credit me the difference since I didn't even have it yet. It went back off sale before I ever received it. I'm so glad I noticed it before it was too late!
~Dracen and Devin were upstairs in the bonus room the other night when we told them to come down and take out the trash. Devin's neck and Dracen's hands were covered in pen ink! Apparently Dracen had just busted a pen and decided to smear it all over Devin's neck. Remember my new furniture? The furniture we had to cut a new door in the wall to get up there? Yeah, that new furniture and new carpet....it's all in the bonus room. I warned him that it had better not be on anything up there! He swore it wasn't.
It was on the arm of the new sofa, the new carpet and on the seat of leather club chair that is not new, but still! I.was.fit.to.be.tied! I stomped downstairs, gritted my teeth really hard and commanded him, through pursed lips, to take the trash out and go.to.bed!
The ink easily came out of the furniture and carpet with hairspray (did you know that trick?) but he had also somehow gotten it on the hardwood floor in the kitchen and we were not able to get all of that out. But unless you get down there and really inspect it, you don't notice it much.
Yesterday I ended up with the ink on my hands and the front of my laptop somehow and could not figure out where it had come from. Today I figured it out. He had taken a good box of Kleenex, taped it up with duct tape and then poked holes in it with the pen, I guess until it broke. I had noticed the Kleenox box earlier and picked it up, shaking my head before putting it back down but had not noticed the ink marks until later.
Never, ever a dull moment around here.
~I got my hair did Tuesday. You can't really tell from the photos but it is quite a bit darker than I've had it in years. I like it, Charlie likes it, Devin looked at me like he didn't know who I was as he blurted out, "what tha?" and Dracen told me I looked weird....
This is my new hairdo...
This is my new hairdo on humidity...
Now if y'all will excuse me, I have a hot date with a flat iron.