Friday, 12 March 2010


Is this better? I was afraid the dots were distracting.

Tuesday I got a call from the furniture store, saying my bed frame was in. Yay! So Wednesday I loaded up the children and we ran errands. First stop, we dropped some groceries at my friend's house, because she lives behind the fence and can't get Tesco delivery. I even let the children out and they made enough noise to keep her awake for awhile (she also has iron deficiency and has been taking long naps). The gate guard said "nice van!" when I came clattering up. :-D
After that, we went up to Feltwell to claim my bed frame. It took 4 tries of swiping my card before it worked, but finally it went through. The warehouse guy joked about the frame not fitting in the bus.
Then we took the long road to Mildenhall so I could stop at the veg stand and get eggs, carrots, and broccoli. Once on base we went to the BXtra for lunch and shopping. I bought each of the boys a foam sword, and the girls a Frisbee to share. I also picked up a school book for Ella, as she isn't taking naps anymore and wants to "do school," some headbands, bandaids, and toothbrushes. After strapping the children back in the bus I ran over to the new "home store" to check it out. I bought 2 tablecloths - one for every day and one for special occasions. The girls think it's terrific.
By the time we got home, we'd been out for 4 1/2 hours, and were ready for bed.

I'm getting used to driving the bus, but I still don't "like" it.

Oh, on the way to Feltwell, we saw a Chinook helicopter, like my dad used to work on. Plus lots of Belted Galloway calves - very cute!

The crocus I planted last Fall have come up, and are nearly ready to bloom.

Oh, we didn't make it to see the astronauts last night. :-( Bob got off work in time to go to class, but didn't get home from class until 8:15 and at that point we were all pretty much too tired for anything. Bob should pass the class, but he was disappointed about missing Neil Armstrong. These are the parenting choices that are hard to make. Meeting these men could have changed one of the children's life. God knows what they need; I just wish we knew, so we didn't have to feel conflicted about it.


Anonymous said...

Sorry, don't like the blue on blue.jcr

Ganeida said...

I liked the dots. :(

Blessings, my friend.

MamaOlive said...

can't please everybody... oh well.

The HoJo's said...

I liked the dots but couldn't look at the page for long so blue is easier on the eye, ever the peace maker :o)


Wil said...

Ah. Well, I guess I commented on your other post *after* you'd changed it to this... :-) That's what I get for not paying attention. (Note that my comment on your other post was referring to *this* new layout.)

I do like it now.

Don't fret about the not meeting Neil Armstrong, etc. Just know that if you're ever watching *my* kids... Take them to see Neil Armstrong. :-)

MamaOlive said...

Well, I'm stopping with the changes now. I did tweak the font size, shape, and color so it's easier to read (for me, anyway).

Wil, regarding Neil Armstrong, Thanks! I feel MUCH better about it now. :-P (I heard it was a bad setup, very crowded, etc, but they were giving away autographs.) sigh.