I woke up early this morning and got my sorry self together. I wanted to be ready in time to take Sissy to the local library by 10:30 am. They have the "Read To Me" program once a month on Wednesdays. I had never been to the story time activities with her yet. When Buddy was smaller, we went all the time - but we also lived in a different county, so the library we went to was different.
She seemed to have a good time this morning. Plus, the group of ladies I used to knit with all get together at 10:30 every Wednesday on the same floor as the Read to Me program, so after the story, puppet show and playing, I stopped in that room to chat with some old friends. I'd like to get back to that at some point - but doing anything with Sissy is a crapshoot.
Tomorrow, I have a lunch date with Buzzardbilly and Blonde Goddess. That should be super fun! Then, on Friday, I may attend a Totsicle class at the South Charleston Ice Arena with Sissy. They have classes for the very tiny tots - they go out on the ice in their tennis shoes (as do moms - even though I own my own ice skates), play around a bit, then have hot chocolate and a doughnut afterwards.
I'm trying to find some fun programs for Sissy and I to join in now that the weather is warming up. I belonged to a group when Buddy was little and I plan to do the same for Sissy. It helps them get used to a social setting, is a precursor to learning to share and get along with others and it gives us something better to do than stare at the TV all day.
During the summer, we belong to the private pool up the street AND we have access to our swing set, toys and my relaxing hammock in our own backyard. PLUS, I got my Canon Rebel XT yesterday and I've been playing with that for hours!!! I really love it so far. I've been doing A LOT of reading! I'm still on about page 12 of the instruction booklet and there are many more pages ahead.
I've really had a frustrating couple of days - I imagine it's getting back in to the school routine and feeling there is a definite lack of time to finish up any project I have going right now.
I went to WalMart yesterday and bought some starter soil and plastic trays to plant tomato seeds in. Then, I got the Topsy Turvy tomato planter from Plow & Hearth ready for action when my plants are big enough. For them to be big enough, they must first be planted and watered. Sitting in the package isn't getting me any tangible results.