k_nic: (monkeys)
It's been an exhausting week.  The eldest started drum camp on Monday so it's been two trips each day to get her there and pick her up.  The total driving time each day is about 3 1/4 hours.  If the traffic is bad (summer break!), it's closer to four.  Last year there were some carpool opportunities we were able to take advantage of.  None this year.  My dad celebrated his birthday on Tuesday and decided he wanted to spent it with his grandchildren.  It was great seeing both my folks and having dinner out that night.  Travel plus family has just made for a very full week.  On top of that, I haven't been sleeping well.  Late nights of lasting daylight, open windows, and our poor pooch who's seemed very unsettled lately are to blame.  Thankfully I've only almost fallen asleep on the road once. 

The calendar for July hits the ground running on the 4th of July with a parade obligation in Kingston.  From there it's travel, travel, travel for the kids.  My brother-in-law apparently went overboard on fireworks this year.  The family picnic will be on the 5th.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.  That many conversations going on at one time is still hard for my brain to process though.  I might end up being the awkward individual in the corner with the glazed look on their face. 
k_nic: (elves)
Morning rounds complete. 

We had a relatively eventful trip down to see my folks for the Memorial Day weekend.  There was only one unexpected "I have to go potty.  Now Mommy!" along the way.  We streamed the national parade and were able to see my eldest as she marched with the rest of her band.  She gets home tonight around midnight.  "I can't wait to be home," she told me over text.  She has a little over 200 picture to share.  Looking forward to seeing them and her. 

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May. 22nd, 2017 01:54 pm
k_nic: (elves)
I survived the parade on Saturday.  Was really looking forward to hearing the band but knew the price tag was going to be high with all the noise and chaos.  Spent most of Sunday in bed.  At least things are becoming somewhat predictable. 

The eldest is leaving on her trip to DC this Thursday.  So excited for her and the rest of her classmates.  They'll be marching in the Memorial Day parade as well as seeing the museums and monuments a few days beforehand.  We figured it was finally time to get her hooked up with a phone so she now has a shiny new toy cell phone to take with her.  I told her "Pictures.  Or I'm taking it back."  Finishing up the paperwork today.  Making sure the Is are dotted and Ts are crossed. 

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