So many different thoughts going through my mind right now…so here are bulleted paragraphs of all the happenings. Ramblings I know.
- First half week of school went awesome. MB loves her teacher and I am loving what I am seeing coming home from her too. The only downside is our bus situation. When they released the bus schedules they had moved our stop to the top of a hill. About .75 mile walk straight-up hill. Not the way to start your day especially in August. A few meetings happened before the first day and the spot was moved halfway down the hill. Now I must note our original bus stop is still on the same route – you would drive right past it….and there are no new kids on our street justifying the move. So the first day we walk up to the stop and a bus pulls by, it’s our old bus driver. She explains she can’t pick us up- even though the bus is not full and that we need to go up to the mailboxes for the other drive. So we go up to the stop and wait and wait. No bus and school starts in about 5min. So we walk home and all jump in our cars…great start to the year right! We got MB to campus at the first bell and told her we would pick her up at the cove after school. So far we haven’t tried the bus again…I heard the next day he showed up at 8:40 (school starts at 8:45) and once again our old bus driver drove right by our stop at the right pickup time but can’t take our kids. It is just crazy. I can’t explain it. Definitely not a budget cut or efficiencies savings. Hoping they figure it out…
- We got the call on Saturday. Of the 6 eggs extracted 5 of them fertilized. I can’t believe they all did so well. We wait now for a call Tuesday to see how they rate up. So it looks like Phase 1 was a success and my stimulation shots are going to be done. Pretty amazing and exciting….just wish I could personally carry one of those fertilized eggs to the finish line, but am hopeful.
- We had a great weekend….MB and I had a girls day on Sunday and boy is she growing up. We went back to school shopping and it was such a treat. She enjoyed the shopping and went into the dressing room to try everything on. She still looks to me for style guidance and decisions..THANKFULLY but I can see the direction this is going.
- Another successful week of cooking….Saturday night I made my first attempt at chocolate flour-less cake and it was delicious and easy, along with some homemade mac and cheese that made us all have full bellies! Sunday I made a chicken avocado bacon cobb salad with homemade garlic vinaigrette dressing which was also outstanding. I have to kinda agree with TB that I am a better cook. One of the things I am enjoying most about the cooking is the amount of clean/fresh non-processed food we are eating. I didn’t set out with that a goal but making everything from scratch is really having such a difference and having a bunch of happy eaters isn’t so bad either!