Sunday, July 5, 2015

What-What?! Week of July 5th

Missed posting on Thursday.  This has become a regular problem, which means I need to figure out some other way to deal with it.  I might start posting late Wednesday night or something similar, since mornings have become less practical.

In other news, my eldest sister just spent a few days visiting us.  She left Friday afternoon.  I haven't spent significant time with her since before she left California to work on her graduate degree... 14 years ago, or so.
We went to a local park, had a picnic by the lake, and visited the playground there.  This is the same park that I couldn't find about a month ago, and it also took some work to find it this time, too.  Part of the problem is that the signage is terrible -- inset into the park, behind bushes, and using a thin font that blends too closely to the background color.  It was as if the city was trying to make it difficult to see and hard to read.
Saffron riding on Applesauce
Yesterday, we drove to Arlington and went to a 4th of July carnival there.  It was pretty small, but the kids had a good time, and it was nice just walking around the downtown area.  While Marysville is nice, Arlington really has a great hometown kind of feel.  The drive there is nice too; fields and fields of corn, berries, and hay.  Big barns and tractors.  Homey.
Corwin went around three times, but was so engrossed that we never got a good picture of him. :P
The big kids went on a pony ride, while the little one did the bounce house.  I only got one picture of Oz in there, and that's when he was gawking at some other little boy's wipeout:
The pony ride went well; at first, Corwin wasn't too sure about being on a pony, but he warmed up to it fast.  When he was done, he told us that he "could ride all day!".  Saffron was also thrilled with the whole thing.

The week was actually quite short, since the husband worked two partial days, then had a day off.  I'm not looking forward to going back to the grind tomorrow.  I really just want to sleep for a week, but we don't really have the money for a real vacation.  I don't get time off from my job anyway.


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