I hope every one's Independence Day was a happy and safe one. I had the best day! Jakes and I walked in the local 4th of July Parade with our Autism Center's float. They collected freeze pops to give out along the parade route. With as hot as it was Monday morning, they were completely welcomed by all the fans along the way! It was a blast! Jakes really enjoyed walking along and giving out the pops. He's such a people person!
After the parade, he watched some TV while I floated in the river with my book for a bit. We ended the day with a cookout with the family. Just a lazy day!
I have spent the past couple of weeks packing and unpacking my house. I had new carpets laid and the place looks lovely! In addition to being able to get rid of a bunch of stuff, I took the time to rearrange both the bedrooms and the living room. In the next couple of weeks, I'll have to pack up the kitchen because I will be getting new floors in there as well. I love my landlord! She takes such wonderful care of my place!
Jakes came home after being at his fathers for a week and didn't even get upset over all the toys I got rid of from his room. He was told that anything he didn't clean up from his room, wouldn't be there when he came back. I clean his room with a trash bag! I gave away most of his toys, especially the toys geared for much younger children. His room is so small, he doesn't need to keep lots of stuff in there. He spent a couple of hours in there, arranging his lights and clock and playing with his cars that he couldn't find until I cleaned. He was glad to have the floor space to play in, which wasn't there before.
I went to my BFF Kimber's for most of the weekend. On Saturday, she and I had a girls lunch, then went to her families BBQ. It was so nice to just hang out on the deck, chatting with everyone, eating and drinking Sangria. What a perfect Saturday!
Sunday, she and I went for massages and facials. It was my first facial and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED it! So relaxing! I was almost asleep and then it was over. boo-hooo! Of course, I loved my full body massage as well. After that she and I went for lunch where we shared a bunch of appetizers then headed over to Cold Stone Creamery for desert! YUM!
We did not get our tattoos yet. There just wasn't enough time this visit.
All in all, a perfect way to end my child-less week! Thanks Kimber! You helped me to finish recharging ME so I can deal with Jakes effectively.
Now, I'm at work after dropping Jakes off to his first day of summer camp. He was excited to be going. this is his 4th year there and he knows the routine and the counselors know him. I did make a point to tell the director that Jakes hearing is extremely compromised at this point. I recommended that they get his attention before speaking to him, especially if there is background noise. Poor kid! He goes for new tubes on July 27th and it can't come soon enough for me!
That's my random updates from the weekend, so, how was your weekend?