As you all know my birthday was Tuesday, and I wasn't too thrilled about it. However, it turned out to be a really nice day. Brian took the kids and I to dinner at Carrabba's. The food was excellent and Tyler ate like I've NEVER seen him eat before. He usually only nibbles at things, never really actually consuming very much, but for some reason, he must have been ravenous. He ate all of his meal, and then actually asked for some of mine. He gobbled about a quarter of mine and then finished it off with the sundae that I had gotten (after the whole waitstaff sang me "Happy Birthday"...dammit Brian!) Afterward, he proclaimed that he now LOVED Carrabba's! LOL
After leaving there, we were all stuffed to the gills, but the kids really needed haircuts, so off to the hair salon we went! Tyler was very excited to get his hair cut really short! "Ummm...will you get rid of all of these please?" (pointing to his bangs) LOL Now, Corey is a completely different story! He is in this phase where he wants to "let his hair grow". Ugh. His hair is the type of hair (like mine), that requires brushing ALOT! It is sort of in-between thin and thick and just really looks better, a little on the short side. I figure he is almost 12 and can make some decisions...so I let him have his way. It is just hair. The stylist was very good and actually spent some time with him, even though she had many people waiting, which I really appreciated! She did talk him into thinning out some of the bulk and cutting layers into it, which I was very happy about. Needless to say, we all left the hair salon very happy. (And perhaps the kids felt a little lighter without all that hair on their little heads!) LOL Nothing much after that, just went home and watched a movie and then went to bed. It certainly was a nice relaxing day though. I could handle every birthday being just like this one!
Oh, I forgot to mention that on Tuesday, we also found out that our office is moving to another location. We've known that this could be an issue for a while now...our lease is up the end of September. I have mixed feelings about this move. The clinic we are actually moving to, is one that I worked at for about 8 years and left because I was pretty unhappy there. They have reassured us that we are basically taking the clinic we work in now, and just moving it there, but I still just don't know. Where we are now, we don't have administration lurking around, we have a very relaxed environment here, we can pretty much come and go as we please during the day. Say if we have a doctor's appointment, or need to run and pick something up, we can basically just pick up and go, whenever we want to. Another staff member will just cover while we are gone. Our hours aren't set in stone, we stay late sometimes, and leave early sometimes. It just depends on the day. I'm sure that there will be definite benefits, and the change might be good, but I will definitely miss being out here. =( Change is good, right?
Yesterday, was work as usual and then off to the lake after. Brian called about 4 and said it was just hot and nasty out, "why don't we just head to the lake?!" I thought it sounded good to me, it was pretty miserable out. After work we met at the house, changed into our suits, picked up my boys and headed out to Portage Lake. This is only the second time that the kids have been on the waverunners. They were very excited!! When we first pulled up to the launch, there were about 10 bass boats there...shit! There was a bass tournament going on! We were thinking it would make the small lake, very busy. It wasn't bad at all though. The bass boats aren't moving a whole heck of alot, and basically stay by the shore, so the lake stayed pretty calm. Brian and I each took turns taking the boys on the back of our machines, they had a great time! I don't know how many of you have experience in riding waverunners (jet skis), but one of the best parts, is actually getting thrown off the machine. The boys were both begging to do this! LOL I took Corey out and actually turned just right and sent us reeling backwards into the water! He got his wish! We were cracking up! Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, I COULD NOT get the machine to tip with Tyler on the back. I tried clipping along pretty fast, then cutting the steering wheel really hard, nope, notta, nothing!!! I tried doing complete 360's, the back end would go under for a second, and then pop right back up! This went on for a good half hour, and finally I just said forget it. It was getting too late, we had to get off the water. I wish that I could have made it happen for him, but oh well, he still had a blast! Besides, we are going all next week. Will have to try again...maybe we'll have better luck!! We got home around 10:30 and just basically went right to bed. I don't know what it is about being on the water, but it really makes me hungry and tired. I guess it's probably being in the sun! Dunno!
So, that's what I've been doing the past couple days. It's been fun! I'm a happy camper! I hope your days have been just as nice. (I'm about to find out right now). Here I come bloggers! LOL