Sunday, August 7, 2016

Call Me Nonna

So as I mentioned in my last post I am going to be a grandma!

My daughter Shauna and her husband Brad are expecting a baby February, 2017.

We've known since Father's Day but they didn't want to tell anyone else until she got past her first trimester. Now she's 13 weeks and feeling pretty good. Thankfully she hasn't felt a lot of nausea, just very tired!

This is the first grandchild for us and also for Brad's parents so you can imagine how excited we all are!

The excitement will get us through the next winter, anyway!

I was off of work this last week.  I didn't have too many plans and we didn't plan a vacation anywhere yet, but I needed a little break!

Took my dad to the casino which was fun, although I couldn't find him for about a hour! Turns out he was in a completely different area than I thought he would be!

I met my friend Karen for breakfast one day, too.  I also did boring stuff like cleaned out the pantry and the refrigerator.

I spent several hours shopping for new auto insurance. On a side note, next to Florida, Michigan has the highest auto insurance rates in the country! I blame Detroit!

Oh here's something funny. Our dryer stopped heating and we had to replace a part on it.  Or I should say, Rich had to replace the part! When we took the front panel off the dryer this is what we found!

That's coins! Talk about the mother load of laundry jackpots! There was $4.85 total!

Next week my nephew is getting married at Island Lake State Park. Hopefully it won't be too humid but I'm not getting my hopes up! It's been a hot, humid summer so far and every day seems to be a bad hair day!

Until the next time!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Ain't No Cure For The Summer Time Blues

Just kidding. I really don't have the blues. Just kind of been in a funk lately. Not eating good, not exercizing enough, just not very motivated right now I guess!

This summer has been pretty uneventful so far. 

We went camping a few weeks ago. We borrowed my brothers tent. It's a two room tent with lots of room. We also borrowed their blow up bed.

I made it as cozy as I could!  The only mistake we made was thinking that, because it had been such a hot summer so far that we would be hot at night. We brought lite covers and a fan and ended up freezing both nights! It never dawned on me we would be cold!

That is the end of tent camping for me anyway! I love camping but we plan on getting a camper in a year or two. I need a bathroom, shower and comfy bed!

We were with 9 other people camping, including Shauna and Brad. Our tent is the one with the orange top.

We did go tubing down the Rifle River which was a blast. I don't have any pictures because I did not bring my phone or camera but picture 11 round tubes all attached in a circle with three smaller tubes in the middle holding coolers with food and drink! We floated for over 3 hours! There was a ton of people and it was a blast!

Rich and I went to Kensington Metropark one day and rented a kayak. We enjoyed that, too! Brought my phone this time sealed in a plastic bag.

Other than a wedding shower for my nephew and his fiance, that's about all we did so far this summer.

I will leave you with this though.......

I'm gonna be a grandma!

I'll tell you all about it the next time!!