Hi kids. School’s going well for Em. She’s determined to get her first quarter’s AR reading goal done by the end of the week. After she takes the tests on books she brought in today, she’ll be less than a point away from that! Crazy girl!
Tuesday we went to the pool after school. Em had SUCH a good time. Her friend from her class last year was there, along with her brother, a friend of her’s, and that girl’s brother. Then, another girl that she’s played with all summer showed up. This is where I find out that that last girl? The one Em played with a lot this summer? She’s in Em’s class! Yea! Anyway, they all had such a good time and were so much fun to watch. It makes me so happy to see her having such a good time. Anyway, it was godawful hot at the pool. The water was warm in both pools and barely refreshing at all. Almost no breeze. Ug.
Yesterday, it was even hotter. It was so hot that the county cancelled all outdoor activities. Em had recess inside. After school we went shoe shopping. Em had these super cute brown flats that we’d gotten a good deal on at Off Broadway before school ended last year. She LOVED them and wore them all the time. Consequently, she also wore them when we went to the Jacksonville Zoo a few weeks ago. So, she was wearing them after she finished running around in the Splash Zone and getting soaked. So when we were done, she put the shoes back on and they got soaked. Now they smell SO bad. When we went to a movie with her friend this past weekend, we went to Menchie’s afterwards. Em kicked off her shoes under the table and I had to make her put them back on it was so bad. /shudder Anyway, I knew Target had some that looked a lot like them in black and brown. So we went yesterday. She loved the black ones, but they didn’t have them in her size. For some reason, she hated the brown ones. Um, huh? Same shoes!?! So, we also went to Payless and Famous Footwear. Payless had some okay ones for a good price, but they weren’t nearly as well made as her first ones. FF had some nice, well made ones, but they were $40. Um, no. So we went back to Payless and got the cheap ones and a black pair that were kinda like them.
Yesterday, instead of exercise, I did massive weed eating. My tee shirt was entirely soaked by the time I got finished. It was not pleasant. But the weed eating stuff is done, so there’s that. I still need to take the reciprocating saw out and cut down some bushes and I need to cut some weeds and clean up some clippings. But today my forearms are incredibly sore, so it’s not going to be today. I think we’re going to the pool after she gets home from school.
I’ve been trying some new recipes this week. I did these Turkey-Veggie Meatloaf Cups earlier in the week for lunches. They were okay, but I probably won’t do them again. Last night, I made Savory Breakfast Muffins. I just tried them and could barely get down a bite. /shudder SO not good. Last night, we had a home-made lasagne. Well, the sauce was from a jar, but it’s a far sight more home-made than Stouffer’s! It was pretty good. It wasn’t better than Stouffer’s, though, so I probably won’t make it again. I have another recipe for Mini Mushroom and Sausage Quiches that I’m going to try next week. Here’s hoping it’s better than what I’ve tried this week!