Saturday, June 27, 2015


I blame the broken window.

I'm a little bit frugal.  I'm not as good at it as my parents, who can take themselves on a two-week cruise to Hawaii, but my mom still shops for most of her clothes at Value Village.  Anyway, I pinch my pennies.  But (mixing metaphors) when the dam breaks...

Of course, we needed to order a new window (actually three windows) to replace this:

And that's not cheap.

Then, you know, it's summer.  And if June is any indication, it's going to be a hot one.  Supposed to be 87F today, which for us Pacific Northwesterners is like the temperature of the sun.  And the way to beat the heat is to go to the lake.  I like to swim.  Not just dangle my feet in, but actually swim.  And I needed a bathing suit.  And it needs to cover everything it ought to cover, and hold everything in, YKWIM?  Ka-ching.

Clearly, that is not me!
Also not me. ;D

And then the sandals...

I'm forty-nine years old, and these

just don't cut it any more.  By the end of the day, let's just say I don't have Happy Feet.  So a pair of these are on the way :D

Bet you can guess what my favorite colors are!

But those were just cracks in the dam ;D

Last night I bought plane tickets to go turn some online friends into IRL friends!  I'm finally going to meet the Choates, who are home on furlough from the Solomon Islands, and the Hibbards, who recently moved to a new pastorate just 45 minutes from the Choates.  I'm sure they didn't do that just for my convenience ;D but it's all working together nicely!  So I'm going to Arkansas, and I'm taking Tate with me :D  (Wyatt just got a new bike, and Gunnar and I are going on a camping trip, so it all sort of balances.  Whatever.)

I'm so excited!

And speaking of Tate, he got a job!  He just got hired by a grocery store nearby and starts work next week.  Well done, Tate!  Wyatt is still waiting to hear back from UPS, and we have high hopes about that.

And now, I'm going to make up for spending all that money (ha!) by having a very productive day.  I'm about to throw the 4th load of laundry in, and then go do some weeding.  At least for now, in the cool morning ;D


Joyful said...

Wow, if 87 is hot, wait until you get to AR and FL. MO has been aweful! I've lived here all my life and it seems to get worse. Maybe it has something to do with my age and my ability to deal with the heat... :)
Love your choice in suits and shoes. Nice!
Congrats to Tate and I'm sure Wyatt will hear soon. Since he worked for them once getting back on should be a sure thing. (I'll keep on praying though)
Hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

Ann said...


Praying for Wyatt to hear back soon!

Rebecca D said...

I love the shoes! Lilly has a pair just like them so I think it's a shame the baby has them but not me! Have fun in AR!

The dB family said...

Ohhh! How exciting!! Love your suit and sandal choices. And love that you get to go meet bloggy people IRL!! So cool!!!