First of all, we have not heard from Samuel. Did he take his PT test? Did he pass? Why didn't he call? He said he would. But obviously he hasn't been able to use his phone. So we wait. One of these days he will call and say he can leave for his leave, and we will enjoy having Sam back home for a week, and we'll forget about all this waiting and wondering.
So, my vacuum cleaner woes are over! My dear mother-in-law bought me a Dyson Animal D40 for my birthday!!! The purple ball one! I love love love it! Of course I vacuumed all afternoon.:)
Today is my last day of being 48. How can the years be sliding by so quickly? I was just getting used to the forties, and they are almost over! I actually think of myself more like 35-ish. When I think of a 49 year old lady, I think OLD. Over the hill. I don't feel old or over the hill.
This evening, I found myself home alone with the princesses. They have cleaned their room, with the help of Margaret, so their interest in playing in there has been renewed, my kids love to mess up clean rooms. They have been playing Barbies by the hour in there the last few days. Anyway, I was here with just them, and decided to take them to town to return a Redbox movie, and get a treat. We parked at the town building, and walked down the sidewalk, admiring yards and gardens, houses, and porches. We ended up going to Dunkin'Donuts, and running into my brother Bob and his wife Mary. The princesses were very patient while we chatted and caught up.
Charlotte Claire got a mix-in, which is a huge cup of vanilla ice cream with mini M&M's in it, and Cam got a chocolate milkshake. I got a 79 cent cone and shared it with them, plus a coffee. We returned our movie, and got a princess movie for them, which they are watching right now, in fascination.
I am missing Paul something terrible now. I miss him, but at the same time, I am so glad that I miss him so much. And he misses me too, which is also very nice.
Ah well, I am distracted by this princess movie, and shall put this away and watch it with my own little princesses, who are growing up too fast....