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Sunday, November 12, 2006

It Didn't Exactly Rain on Our Parade

But it did sprinkle a little. It's supposed to be raining by the time we wake up tomorrow.

The girls (Rebecca and Rochelle with their mom) had a great time marching. I did fine until almost the end when everyone speeded up for some reason. I said no way, peeled off and walked home at my own granny pace. They finished it out. Elcie begged off and I'm just as glad. It would have been to hard to keep up, even with the wheelchair. We'll probably do it again in January for MLK Day but we'll plan ahead a little more and probably have a flatbed truck instead.

Other than that, we've had a quiet 3 day weekend. I finished up most of my Thanksgiving shopping, caught up the laundry one more time, cooked a little, the usual.

Ray still seems to be doing well.

Elcie's morning pickup has been changed from around 7:20 to 6:55. Ouch. The other two have to be at their bus by 7:10 which means that someone will have to be here to make sure Elcie is on hers. I can wait until a couple of minutes after 7:00 and hope for no trains but it's a little tight. The management has changed. Previously, the county handled the ortho kids and the city did the regular buses. Now it's all city which will be less confusing in the long run and should save money. We'll manage somehow but it will be tricky.

I have one funny Rebecca story which I shared already with a couple of you. I took her to the store with me on the same day she was all dolled up with the lipstick. She said:

"I'm beautiful"

"Not in a hootchie kind of way, in an adorable kind of way"

"It's my eyes"

Then she giggled. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I said "Yep, and humble too".

Every once in a while I sing "You're So Vain" or "Oh Lord, It's Hard to be Humble".

Thanks to all for the comments. I'm slowly catching up with your posts. Just told a friend that tomorrow I'll start with W on bloglines and work my way up.

Talk to you tomorrow. Take care everyone.


Atasha said...

Finished Thansgiving shopping already? We have not even started!

LOL with Rebecca! My jaw would have dropped too. hehehe

I'm glad Ray is doing well. Here's to continued improvement

Autumn said...

I'm glad your weekend went well. It rained here all day yesterday and is sprinkling again this morning. I'm glad Rebecca has so much self confidence, and Ray is feeling ok. As for the bloglines, I love using it. I usually list twice as many people than what post daily which is fine. That way I can catch up with every one every few days.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing wrong with a little self-confidence. Better that than for her to think she's fat and ugly. Now she can just work on the modesty part! ;-)

Glad Ray is still doing well.

Wystful1 said... that your done shopping...wanna stop by my place and shop for me too?

Thanks for the visit. Ironically I did a blog about 'granny' today...hmmmmmm


Yondalla said...

I love that. How wonderful for a girl to know that she is beautiful. It is not an easy thing in our culture. So many girls starving themselves to achieve a false beauty.

Good for her.

and good for you -- for rearing such a beautiful, self-confident young woman

venessa said...


My mom still likes to tell people about the time I said "Mom, I don't need you to tell me that I am pretty anymore. I already know it!" I think I was about 7.

Good for her!

Gina said...

Yes, I think it is easier to add a dash of humility than to feel that you are truly beautiful. Some people never feel that way.

Tammy said...

I love the Hard to be Humble song...hehe!!

stefanierj said...

Good for Rebecca. I hope no one ever takes that away from her!

It's not immodest when it's true, right? :)