I have delayed long enough and now it is past time; time to take inventory of our summer clothes for our vacation to Arizona to visit Husband’s family. Carter should be set, having hand me downs from Cody. Cody has hand me downs from various friends but will probably need an extra pair or two of shorts to round off his summer collection. (I laugh at my choice of words, summer collection, as if The Cody Collection is made up of cutting edge fashion, little boy runway material, instead of a modge podge of hand me downs, thrift store finds, a consignment piece or two, and an outfit from Grandma!)
This morning I pulled out the plastic bin of my summer clothes where it has been collecting dust under the bed. I was in for a shock. Did I really wear skirts that short just last year? There was not just one that caused my eyebrow to raise but three. I am pretty sure I have not grown taller since last summer, although I may have grown a tiny bit in the girth. The skirts still fit me but I am not entirely sure I want to wear them. It seems that I have aged beyond my years since last summer into one of those people who shake their heads in dismay at the clothing those pesky young folk are wearing.
And then there is the issue of shoes. I know I had a pair of flip flops last year but for the life of me I can’t find them. And the boys footwear situation is even grimmer. They have outgrown their water shoes and have no sandals. We live in the Pacific Northwest – we wear rain boots and mildew resistant sneakers. Shoe shopping for the boys is nearly impossible. Cody wears Hatchback shoes, a special order shoe that fits his orthotic. When he does not wear his orthotic, which isn’t often, he does not weight bear on his right heel so most shoes he ends up walking right out of. And Carter inherited his papa’s wide feet. Not only are they wide but they are fat so most shoes his size are too shallow and hurt the tops of his feet.
Assuming I am able to get us proper attire for the trip there there is still the list to write for our dog/cat/house sitter, the house to clean so they don’t think we really live such a cluttered life, extra humming bird feeders to fill and hang, homemade pumpkin muffins to make for Cody’s entire class for his birthday snack, oh and two birthday parties to plan, one of which we will be having just a day after we get back. Ack!
So, now you know what I will be doing and where I will be when you don’t see posts or comments from me for the next week or so. I will be packing, freaking out over birthday parties, or sitting in the Arizona sun drinking margaritas and Mexican beer with lime instead of blogging. I have been working on a birthday post for Cody’s birthday and since I have never missed a Simple Sunday post I hope to be able to get one together for you during our trip.
That is all. My superhero cape is at full flutter and I am just a blur you can only see from the corner of your eye.