I was on vacation.
It was lovely.
I didn't write down a single witty conversation the entire week.
So it was actually a vacation for my kids, extended family and all of those I normally eavesdrop on.
I guess they deserve a break every once in awhile.
* But I'm back just in time for FRIDAY FRAGMENTS
Get on over to Half Past Kissin' Time and hook up with Mrs. 4444! You'll love her!
* We went to Chicago and visited my brother and his family.
He graduated from med school this summer and is doing his residency in Emergency Medicine.
He has GREAT stories.
And NOT just from the ER.
* The vacation was low key.
We mostly just hung out and went to the Shedd Aquarium,
the top of the Hancock Tower,
Wrigley Field, shopped on Michigan Avenue, got cupcakes at the Bleeding Heart Bakery, ate Chicago style deep dish pizza, Chicago dogs and sat on my brother's bed eating CRACK corn.
It's caramel corn from Garrett's Popcorn downtown, but I swear they put something in it. You innocently "try" it and then you become a fiend. You WILL eat it until you are sick AND THEN YOU WILL KEEP EATING IT.
We brought several pounds home - of the crack corn too.
I'm checking in re-hab later!
* We weren't the only ones who ate too much!
One of the most fun things we did was watch my nieces' Ball Python eat dinner.
And I know you wouldn't want to miss the pics!
Seriously! How cool is that? Who wouldn't want this guy living in their bedroom?
* Are your kids completely different? I mean, different from each other?
Mine totally are.
All three are AWESOME and they do have a lot in common,
but, they are each so unique.
Here's just ONE example.
Trammell: "Hey, I can register tonight at midnight. Can I call you later to talk about different classes and professors?"
Me: "Sure. I can go look at the class schedule while you are in class today. I can also check out the professors on RateMyProfessor.com so you don't have to waste time later."
Trammell: "Great. If you don't get time, no worries, but I'll call you later."
Me: "Hey, isn't it almost time to register for next semester."
Garrett: "Ummm......I don't know."
Well..........there ya go.
*Well, it's the last day of Fall Break today!
We're going to live it up
by driving to the Boy Scout office to turn in Parker's Eagle Scout Application,
baking some cakes for the church Halloween party,
doing laundry and cleaning the house.
Woo Hoo! We know how to party!
Have a great weekend!