Grace had no school today because it was ski day. She also has a dentist appointment this morning, so she was very excited and high expectations for a day date with Mom. We grabbed a quick croissant at Kneaders, we spent some time at Hobby Lobby, then her visit with our amazing dentist and lunch at Black Pearl.
After lunch, I asked her what she wanted to do. "I can't think of anything. We can go home. Although. I do like to go to the mall." Noooooooo? REAAALYYYYY? And so, we headed to the mall. We found one fun birthday gift for ZJ and she found a cute hair accessory. She's saved her money and still holds on to it very tightly, which Doug and I are quite proud of. She's a great saver! We talked about a movie but there were not any that I felt comfortable taking her to before seeing it myself, so after the mall, we stopped at Sonic for Happy Hour and came home to watch another episode of Downton Abbey. I love spending some time with my girls!
The bad news and biggest shock of the day was that when Grace mentioned to our dentist that she's been having a lot of pain recently, he checked her new X-rays and discovered that all four of her wisdom teeth are growing in perpendicular to her back molars. Grace will be having oral surgery as soon as we get her scheduled to have them removed. That makes four surgeries in six months for us! I can't even think about my knee replacement until she's had this done. We really did go years without seeing a doctor at one point in our life! This is crazy!
I found a couple of fun things myself for our home this morning at Hobby Lobby. I'm ready to paint the living room as soon as Liza has come and gone, so I've been keeping my eyes open for some new "whatnots". Right now, I'm just counting down the hours until she arrives next week! HAPPINESS!!!
Yesterday, we got a phone call letting us know that Doug's mom's husband fell and broke his hip. Gene is eight-five. He ended up having surgery for a complete hip replacement. He made it through the surgery and is recovering now. Doug's family are not the best at communicating and their philosophy is "No news is good news", so since we've not been able to contact anyone today (not for a lack of trying), we're assuming all is well.
Doug and the kids headed off to Young Men/Young Womens tonight and I had the house to myself for a bit. After cleaning up dinner, I'm settling in to watch the Olympics. The weather here has been so warm, the snow is slushy on the ground, but a new storm is moving our way. Grace commented today, "It's not fair that we got all that snow then it warms up for one day. That's like a mean tease if we have to have more cold. WHY do we have to have all this cold!??" "It's a little thing they call "winter", Grace." I have a feeling that Grace will want to move to live with Liza and Buddy in Arizona one day!
Life is good. Crazy. Busy and Good.