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Lots to post about. We've been very busy and it's been interesting.

We finally picked up Phoebe's ice skates on Wednesday afternoon. It took awhile for the final fitting, screw the blades in their final resting place, sharpen blades, and get us out the door. Since by the time we left it was rush hour, I decided to take some back roads home instead of main routes. Unfortunately I haven't learned what roads on the way to our new house flood after 8 days straight of rain (at least), we couldn't get home easily. The one-lane covered bridge we usually use was closed as the Brandywine creek was wayyyyy high. So I turned a different way and figured I'd take Route 1 into Kennett. I'm thinking "It's Route 1, big road. It'll be fine." Wrong! It was closed. So I turn back into some different back roads, finally made it over the Brandywine Creek and then got stymied again with high water on the other side of the creek. I'm turning around…
Decided not to pick up Phoebe's ice skates yesterday. It would've required me to leave work way too early. I'll find out if they are ready for Saturday morning, and we can pick them up before she needs to be at a birthday party in that area at 11:30 Saturday morning.

She did great at ice skating class, even with the rental skates. She was really tentative at first but after awhile she remembered what she knows. She had a hard time remembering how to do swizzles, but then after the practice time at the end she could do them with no problem and very smooth and fast. Her new teacher, Sarah, came over to say hi to me. That's the first time one of these teachers have ever done that, so I like her already. Not that I don't like the teachers, but they don't seem to take time to make small talk with the parents. It's a really small class this summer, so Phoebe should do well. There are five kids signed up, but only three (including Phoebe) came to class thi…
I wish they would finish Phoebe's damn ice skates already! They are being customized and were supposed to be ready last Thursday. We went there and they said they weren't ready yet, so then the phone calls commenced. I won't even think of driving out that way until they are really ready. I called Friday, not ready yet. I called today (as they were closed Monday), not ready yet. They said they will be ready tomorrow, but that's when I needed them. She has her first ice skating class for this session tomorrow night at 6:30 PM. Tom will be out of town, so I need to go home to release the dog before we go to U of DE for her class. That means now I have to leave extra early in order to pick up her skates, drive home, take care of dog, feed kid, and drive to skating rink for class by 6:30. It takes a 1/2 hour to drive there from our house, so I have to leave a little before 6 PM. It'll take me 1/2 to take care of the dog and feed Phoebe dinner (and that's …
Lots of updates. First off, I feel like I'm going crazy. I have a serious earworm going on today. "More Than a Woman" by the Bee Gees. Don't ask. I heard it on the radio this morning, and I can't get it out of my head.

We had a great family night last night. Every year, we go to an Italian Festival at one of the churches in Wilmington, and last night was our night to go this year. We all had such a good time. Phoebe rode lots of kiddie rides. I think this is the last year for the kiddie ones. She's looking longingly at the big kid rides this year. I'm sure she can handle it next year. After the rides we got a bite to eat. We each got a different sandwich: Tom, sausage & peppers, Phoebe, meatball, me, porketta. To eat dinner, all the tables were really crowded, so we sat across from some people we didn't know. They laughed as much as we did watching Phoebe try to open her mouth wide enough to fit this meatball sandwich. She ate 3/4s…
Things are very wierd in JIML. I saw what I thought was a wild cat (the dangerous big kind) the other night when I was bringing the dog out. We ran back in pretty fast. The strange thing is that the next morning I was really questioning my senses the night before. I thought I saw an animal the size of our yellow lab running from the neighbors yard into part of our yard where the water basin is (we have 2 acres of land, pretty big, so it was still quite far away), but I could've swore it looked more like a large cat and I thought it roared at me! Although it sounded like a cross between a roar and a meow.

Now, let's preface this with that I've been very tired this week. I've been trying to get more sleep, but I'm still really tired. I've been like a walking zombie all week. I'm just tired all day. I rally every now and then, but in general it's sheer exhaustion. I think it's PMS. I need to get back on the Chinese herbs to make this PMS cr…
I love our new neighborhood! We get to see the coolest stuff! Last night, I was watering the plants in front of the house and a horse was walking down our street! There was a teenage girl riding him. I ran in the house to get Phoebe and the girl waited for us and let us pet him. His name was Cisco and she was Megan. They live on the farm around the corner from our house. They have five horses and one pony.

Dirty Little Sea Crab

We've been really busy at our house over the weekend. I took Friday off and ran lots of errands. Tom had school Friday and Saturday. Saturday I cleaned the house and did the bills. We went out to dinner Saturday night to celebrate the sale of the old house. Sunday we put the weight system together. Lots of pulleys to remember how the cables all went around them. Tom and I fought because he was all cranky. We fixed it all Monday night talking while I made dinner and Phoebe was out playing with her friends. I understand where he's coming from, but really, really hate when he gets all cranky and then I'm not happy to be around him anymore. But like I said we're OK now. I know it's stress. I just need to keep reminding him how to take a chill pill and have fun.

Funny thing happened the other day with Phoebe. You know how sometimes you think the people singing a song are saying something, and it's really something completely different? Oh, that's ju…