My Grandmother had hip surgery yesterday, and aside from the pain that any major surgery brings, she came through it very well. I am blessed to have in-laws keeping Gremlin #4 for a week while we adjust to Gran's schedule when she gets home. That means I can drop everything at a moment's notice and help, but mostly it means I can stay on top of the housework for everyone (there are 8 people living in the house, remember) without Gremlin #4 being underfoot/needing attention/turning my brain to oatmeal with her Barbie movies being played over and over and over. :)
Last night, Cute Gremlins #1 and #2 asked to go play at a friend's house. With Gremlin #4 gone, that left just Gremlin #3 and me to ourselves. So I took him to eat pizza at Stevi B's. The best part of the meal was when he wanted to "clink" our (plastic) cups of Coke together and have "cheers". That's just pure 6 year old silliness and I have missed enjoying that when my attention is divided amongst 3 more Cute Gremlins.
After supper, we stopped by the office supply store. While I was admiring some pens, he tried to sneak up on me from around the corner to the next aisle. Of course I could hear him- because he's a first grader, he's about as stealthy as a dinosaur crossing a gravel parking lot that's been covered in bubble wrap. So I turned around and he says the most awesome thing:
"Awww. I was trying to sneak on you. Did you hear my footprints?"
Yes, sweet baby. I heard your "footprints". LOL I am so blessed to have him.
I was also blessed today when we went to the new library (that would be trip #6 in the space of a week and a half, for those of you who are keeping track. ;)) and got these books.
I know I've blogged about my stationery addiction, but I think this is coming in a close second!
Anyway, while we were on our way to the library, I got a call back from a job I had put in for a month ago and I'm hired!!! PRAISE GOD!!! I report tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. to fill out paperwork and get acclimated to everything. I already know where everything is, since I'm there all the time anyway. :) So I'm VERY EXCITED! It's part time seasonal, so I will still make time when I am home to post for you, dear readers. I may have to make good use of the "schedule" feature in the post options!
And with that good news, I'm headed to bed! Big day tomorrow!
Love to all.