Re: September 2013
posted at 9/3/2013 7:52 AM EDT
Princess, what a fun last minute excursion. You were lucky to find an available pet friendly place to stay. I'm assuming you did this online before heading up there. Did you take any pics of Silly Spencer at the beach - and are you able to post pics on here? I'm still not able. Haven't taken any in a long while because of that.
Little Miss FluffaNutta has, I'm afraid, taken over this eating spot. Harry appeared last night and walked - slinked - slow motion over to where his plate usually is put down. Kept an eye out up toward the shrubs - and I realized FluffaNutta was up there watching him. This morning no Harry, but Fluff came boldly close (for her), and talked a little until I opened the door to put out some of her favorite kibble. Dashed back away, but then as soon as I had stepped away from the door, she came down and ate. Harry, Harry, Harry, assert yourself!
Yes, it was fun with the kids yesterday. Sneakers were the main concern so we headed to Famous Footwear which was mobbed, but they still had a good assortment/supply of sneakers for all ages. The 12 year old is a funny kid, I'm not quite sure what it is - when we were out shopping before, as soon as we hit the store it was, "I have lots of clothes, I really don't need anything." I know part of it is because being a regular boy he doesn't like "shopping" period, but he had on these raggy sneakers that he couldn't have possibly wanted to go to school in today, so he DID need new sneakers. Unlacing them enough to loosen up to fit was a chore that was easier dismissed by "These are too small, I can't even get my foot into them." Then when I tried to unlace them for him he took them back with, "Oh, I can do it. I was just thrown off by - - - -". His Nana was ready to walk out with none, but again, I said, "You don't want to wear these to school tomorrow," and we stuck it out. Hope the ones she bought for him really are comfortable. We'll find out after a week or so of him wearing them. He's quite a talker, and I think if we go again, I'll sort of give him a heads up of "Once we get in the store, no chatter except to say "Yes, I like that" or "No, I don't like that." ! His Nana did the buying yesterday, I was just along for moral support - which she needed! Lilly Bug OTOH, LOVED everything she saw - typical little girl! Her Nana had already bought her a backpack but she needed this second one, because the first one she "absolutely LOVED" and she might forget it at school, so this was the take to school one! Too much! - I can see you shaking your head, Pingo, but wait til you have grandkids/great grandkids, and you'll see - what we wouldn't do with our own, we do with them!
Today is an "out" day for me, so now that I've had my coffee and raisin toast with cream cheese, will get around. Out of milk, and boy do I miss it. At the end of the shopping spree yesterday I was just too tired to run into a store to get some, and I knew my DIL felt the same way, and she still had her grocery shopping to do after they left here.
Check in later.
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