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Lots Going on in Late Summer (and a Photo!)

August 7th, 2016 at 10:22 am

So much going on here right now! We're trying to eke out a little more summer before school starts.

Circus Camp - F had her circus camp performance on Friday night. She did trapeze (photo below!) and unicycling and stilt-walking. I bought her a new t-shirt because her old one from camp is too small ($15).

Lots of Unicycling in the Park - We went to the park a lot to practice unicycling. I even tried it, and couldn't even get on the saddle! Grrr!

Soccer in the Park - tonight, meeting friends. And we're bringing the unicycle of course.

My friend's wedding - in mid-October! I'm so excited for her! And F is the flower girl, which means we need to get her a dress and some ballet flats. Yes, my daughter only owns soccer cleats, sneakers, indoor soccer cleats and a pair of outdoor/merrell type sandals. And she has exactly one dress that is a cotton thing she wears after the pool. Where we live dress-wearing doesn't come up that often. All of this means a trip to Albuquerque. They have a Macy's, a Gap, Old Navy. Any other ideas for a dress for a girl that isn't just a dress-wearer?

D's Job - D is getting worried that the non-profit he is working for is shrinking a bit. I think his job is safe, but he's looking around anyway. This is not a big city, and the jobs in his field aren't plentiful, and he's sort of freaking out. So I had to go through this exercise with him where I calc'd only our necessary expenses, and it turns out if we stopped saving and bought only essentials we could live on my salary. Assuming this would only be for a few months, it wouldn't be that bad. So I think he isn't worrying as much. When we pay off our mortgage things will be even less tight.

My nephew - D is on the phone with our brother-in-law right now making arrangements! My fingers are crossed, and I will let you know when things are worked out.

Clean House - Every weekend I clean the house, but I'm DONE so we can go to the pool!

Mortgage - We are officially in the 20k's!!!! $29,296.94. I would say this deserves a celebration, and I'd planned to treat ourselves every time we went went down $10k, but I am so focused on paying this off that I just want to save the money for that and not go out for a big dinner or something.

New lunchbox - Got F a new lunch box yesterday. She'd had her old one 3 years and I was having a hard time getting it to stop smelling! Yuck! I washed it every night! Anyway, it was tax-free day here which meant it was 8% less than usual, and I used my Target card, so another 5% off. So the total was $10. She's very excited about it since it's cute but not girly, a teen/tween lunch box/bag: http://www.target.com/p/thermos-lunch-bag-rainbow/-/A-49146390

And now it's time to go buy groceries and then go to the pool! Hope you're all enjoying the rest of summer!

10 Responses to “Lots Going on in Late Summer (and a Photo!)”

  1. Carol Says:

    My granddaughter has found some cute dresses at Kohls.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Wow! What a great photo!

    A clean house and time to have fun besides! Yahoo!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Very impressive pic!

    My oldest has quickly become the girliest of girly girls. When she was 2 she had no interest, but sometime between 3 and 4 it happened. Luckily we know a woman with very stylish daughters and she gives us the stuff they outgrow. Plus we have 4 sets of grandparents who send things along. Suffice it to say, I don't know where to buy dresses! I take AA to Target for her back-to-school outfit.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Jealous of your mortgage balance!

    My kids (who are very grown up) tried out a few circus moves at a street fair demo. They said it was very strenuous exercise!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Cute lunchbox! I think it is great you got three years out of a lunch box.

  6. snafu Says:

    Unfortunately a lot of dresses suggested for the wedding party may be quite impractical. Add that to a growing tween who doesn't enjoy girly girl frippery an you have potential for a situation rife with frustration. Our sons kept outgrowing everything in their closet before even the season ended so when it came to dress-up I shopped at children's consignment. Do you think F would find that option acceptable?

    Gratefully, all the shared driving meant I got to talk to a lot of moms from various hockey teams. Hockey equipment is so expensive it has a culture of sell, trade and borrow without negative connotation. Sons shared a lot of costumes and dress up wear with friends.

  7. MonkeyMama Says:

    Great photo!

  8. Jenn Says:

    Cool picture!

  9. livingalmostlarge Says:

    That is sooo cool! Gymboree or target? Congrats on the mortgage.

  10. alice4now Says:

    Great picture! My daughter just got into acro (just the floor moves, nothing on trapeze or unicycle), and she was hurting, it's a tough workout!

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