Yeah, so I realize it's been awhile. There have been many happenings in these parts, so I'll update you RTT style.
*Thanks to Hurricane Earl, we were ousted from our lovely Outer Banks vacation three days early. And it was such an amazing vacation this year. A real bummer, but we are glad we were able to spend some time there this year, and are already looking forward to next year.
*Shortly after returning, I received the very sad news that the mother of one of my very dearest friends had passed away. Another friend from DC and I hopped a plane to central Illinois on Friday so we could spend a few days with her. I will not tell her story here as it is not mine to tell, but I will say that my friend's mom was a very, very special woman who seemed to touch the lives of everyone she met. I'm glad to be among those she touched, and I know her loss is deeply felt by many people, and I wish her family love and peace as they grieve this great woman.
*Things there are a lot of in central Illinois: Corn fields; liquor stores; hair salons; Steak'n'Shakes; wind farms; polite people.
*Oscar starts preschool tomorrow. Cue sobbing. No, I kid. We are both excited. He's wearing his new monster truck shirt and his star shoes. It's gonna be awesome. Conversation about preschool we had this AM:
Jenni: Do you know what tomorrow is?
Oscar: No, what?
Jenni: Your first day of school!
Oscar: Oh, yeah! I'm going to school tomorrow with my Mom and Dad.
Jenni: Well, we will drop you off, but we won't stay at school. You'll be there will all of your school friends.
Oscar: But I can't go to school without a grown up!
Jenni: Your teachers will be there. They are grown ups. Remember your teachers? They sent you a letter and their picture.
Oscar: Oh, yeah. I'm going to go to school and my teachers will be the grow ups and you will leave me there.
Jenni: Right, but then I'll come get you. Do you know why?
Jenni: Because your mine!
Oscar: And your mine!
*So, we got this new monster truck shirt when we visited the home of Gravedigger, one of the most bad ass monster trucks on four wheels. I'm gonna do a little photo montage of our visit later this week, or possibly next week. It was pretty amazing. And expensive. I'll tell ya, those Gravedigger folks know how to turn a buck.
*This summer seems to have been the season of eating shitty and gaining 10lbs so it's back to Weight Watchers for me.
I'm still recovering from my whirlwind trip to central Illinois, so that's all I can push out today. More Random at Keely's.