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Thursday, February 24, 2011

and another new toy.....

Hello World.. I have discovered another new toy and it's pretty neat for someone like me who uses different computers all over the place and can't keep up. It's on the Bighugelabs site and it's called Writer. You can just start typing and there you go. Then you can send it, save it, print it, wordcount it, you name it you can do it! Awesome n'est pas?

So recap of the weekend... I know I'm losing it because I have been doing crazy things lately like forgetting to put a pizza in the over and then this weekend we were supposed to be going on a little trip but I forgot to book the dogs into the kennels!!! Urgh.. major fail. Syd cried and I felt awful. Our trip has been postponed and hopefully we will get away this coming weekend. We took the kids to the mall instead, very lame I know, but they needed some new shoes and clothes so the mall it was. O.M.G. I haven't been to an actual mall in some time, it was packed and claustrophobic. I did not like it one bit.. there see I am getting old.

Syd apparently has grown about three shoe sizes since the last pair of shoes I bought for her.. which incidentally was about five weeks ago!!! I'm alarmed at the rate she's growing and what's happening to her little self. She's almost a middle schooler and it's starting to show. It is one thing to be the mother of a little kid but to be the mother of a big kid is overwhelming me. I know that in a matter of probably just three years she will have outgrown me, then how do I discipline her when I have to look up to her? I didn't ever expect to feel this way...to feel panic stricken at my daughter the amazon. Luckily Little Bit is still a wee slip of a thing but her feet are alarmingly long (and alarmingly narrow) she refuses to wear anything but Crocs or flip flops. Anything else just is not comfortable and she flops around like Dick Van Dyke in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when he's entertaining the King as a rag doll. It's just not worth the hassle to try and put her in proper shoes, luckily in the South we can get away with casual pretty much all the time!

So they both got some new shoes and a couple of outfits and we made it home pretty much unscathed. Ash then proceeded to do a little fashion show for us that she insisted on calling a fashion walk. Six year olds parading around in new clothes never fails to entertain! I will miss it when she's all cool and mysterious like her older sister... who by the way is now telling people she's ten because she's only a couple of months from her birthday.


We have had gorgeous weather these past few days, it's easy to imagine the grass turning green again and some of the flowers blooming. It's just plain weird for it to be so warm and yet so brown and ugly! His gorgeousness made a comment about my white legs... better keep them under wraps for a few more weeks and work on the tan in a can!! Wouldn't want to upset anyone now would we although he better take a look at his own chicken legs before talking about mine.

Anyhoodles that's it for this update. I'm done boring you and hope to come up with something better later in the week. Tomorrow is Corner View day and I hope to be able to make a decent contribution as I have been a major slacker on that particular project. Toodle Pip!!!

6 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles. they grow up so fast dont they...middle school presents all new challenges as well...

Char said...

they do grow so very fast. and especially their feet.

Alexa said...

I outgrew my mom in middle school, and I was still scared of her! Haha, not scared in a bad way. But I still knew she meant business when I was in trouble.

ModernMom said...

Oh they really do grow up so fast. My oldest just turned 12 and when we went shopping this week I bought her size 9 LADIES shoes! The same size I wear!! She is like a puppy with these great big feet. How did this happen.

Hope you manage a getaway soon.

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beth said...

i was recently in our mall, too and had to get out as fast as i could.....
claustrophobic is right....and what to they put in the air that makes you become almost zombie like making you wonder what you're doing there in the first place