25 June 2010

She’s Just So Beautiful

Current mood: loved

And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and you're head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
~ “this is the Life” by Amy Macdonald

A few months ago, I bought a sofa, which folds down into a full-size bed. Now that GirlTwin is 5’6”, I assumed that she would want her own sleeping space while she is visiting. I was wrong. Luckily for me, my pre-teen still lets me treat her like a little girl when it comes to bedtime. These past few nights, she’s been in bed with me, Elizabeth, and Gracie. While she has always been a fitful sleeper, now that she is taller, her every movement causes a ripple effect on the bed. She moves, then Ebie shifts, and Gracie changes positions, waking me up as she ‘kneads’ my head to get comfortable again. To compound matters, last night the “Tooth Fairy” came, having to get the tooth container out of GirlTwin’s pillowcase so that it could be exchanged for money. I have no idea how the entire clan didn’t wake up from that maneuvering. I love every moment she is here and I am so blessed to still be in her life.

Last night was our Second Base Preservation Society Multi-Vendor Open House. Six people came, not including the vendors. GirlTwin sold a ton of raffle tickets and a couple of t-shirts to the vendors and the six guests. I am so close to my goal of $2,300 that it was disappointing more people didn’t’ show up – especially with the vendors donating proceeds to the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure. So, for all of the people that didn’t get to go, please check out the website www.SBPS3Day.com fundraising page for the links to the vendor sites. They are holding the orders until July 1 to give everyone a chance to order something. Or you can make a direct donation at www.the3day.org/goto/jtuck2010

This weekend we plan on going to the zoo, getting a haircut for GirlTwin, going on a Training Walk, and doing some crafts. This must be the least relaxing vacation she has ever had. Yesterday, I let her stay at the house all day to work on her reading and crafting. She called me in the morning to alert me that Gracie escaped to the great outside. I mumbled, “That damn whore”, to myself, then let GirlTwin know that she’d come back when she was done gallivanting around the neighborhood. Sure enough, she returned around noon, very upset that no one was there to greet her. She then escaped again before we left for the event. And once again, upon our return, she was on the front porch, starting at us in an accusatory fashion. I swear that cat has a superiority complex.

For those with ideas on how to entertain a 12 year old girl on a budget, please let me know.

Keep my sister and her fiancée in your thoughts. Their house is underwater from extensive flooding in Missouri.

That is all. You may go.

Hope the reunion is fun!

Eidetic Vision

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