Random Thoughts Tuesday – Summer is winding down

It has been a couple weeks since I have defragged, and boy does my brain need it.  I have become very forgetful lately…. the Unmom gives me a place to get it all out!
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We have been keeping rather busy the past couple of weeks.  I know everyone is saying the same thing, but where the heck did the summer go?

I went to my first concert in a really long time… I took Tara and her two friends to see Adam Lambert.  It was a pretty amazing concert.  I didn’t really follow AI when Adam was on, so I did not know much about his music.  The girls are in &hearts with him.  The music was very loud, but I was prepared with ear plugs, which made it enjoyable.  I loved taking pictures!

Later that same week, Tara and I spent a day in Philly.  I did not do as much as I had hoped… the weather got warmer than I anticipated, and my ankle was hurting which made walking uncomfortable.  We did a little shopping, ate a little lunch and went on a carriage ride.

Anyone remember the Partridge Family?  Well Danny B. is DJing in Philly again!

We also have seen three movies recently.  Nothing to rave about, but Tara enjoyed them all.  We saw Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Cats & Dogs – Revenge of Kitty Galore and Vampires Suck.

Tara had placement testing for school last week.  I don’t know how well she did, I thought the testing was the day after it really was, only realizing two hours before she had to be there, at 9am.  She was NOT happy with me, and at one point refused to go.  In the end she did go, and after I rewarded her with school clothing shopping!

We headed to the neighboring township Aquatic Center with my niece and the boys last week too.  It was a beautiful day out and the kids had lots of fun.

Work at Walgreens is still okay.  Not my dream job, but it helps pay the bills.  As much as I miss having a real weekend, I loved having my days off during the summer.  I am still cleaning the pool, probably another 4-6 weeks, last year they kept it open until the end of September.  The extra money and discounted rent made all the early mornings worthwhile, but I will be glad to have my morning computer/blogging time back… no, wait, I probably won’t have my morning time back, it will be spent getting Tara off to school.

Tara is not a morning person.  It is one of the aspects of school I am dreading.  Cyber school didn’t matter when she got up.  I am really looking forward to some “me” time once she is back.  I had thought about looking for a “day” job, but think for now I will stick with what I have, so I have some free time!  I’ve got some things I am looking into doing.

I took the tres amigos to the mall yesterday.  I went my way and they went theirs.  I am not quite ready to drop them off and go.  I did a little shopping and had myself an iced coffee in Starbucks. (I am trying to learn PS, so I did a little playing with this one)

I returned something, so I decided to put that money towards some “learnin” books…

and a new purse…. I was never into Vera Bradly much, but I love this print!

We  had some rain yesterday, after a very hot, dry summer, we’ve been having some rainy days.  I love these waterdrops on the leaf!

 Thanks A-Latte for stopping by!  Have a great week!

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8 thoughts on “Random Thoughts Tuesday – Summer is winding down”

  1. Oh my goodness. The leaf is amazing. I have never taken a picture like that. Must put that on my to do list. I hope the new year goes great for her. She is going to rock it!We are members at the hatfield pool. I wish I would have seen you that day.

  2. Its nice and soggy now… nice to get away from the blazing heat – Awesome pictures – the one of Tara and the one of the leaf with drops on it are super duper!!!I hope Tara just painlessly 'moves into the right timezone'… you never know – she might surprise ya…

  3. I love your new purse!The picture of the iced coffee with the flowers is cool and so is the concert picture! Actually, all your pictures look great. Good for you on learning PS! I've seen some amazing things done with it.I love the weather! Cooler with some rain…yay!

  4. I remember the school days. It definitely is nice having some down time while they're in school. I was never a morning person, so I wish you the best in getting her going that early. But the friendships she continues to develop will pay off. We just spent the day on South Street. Wow, that is one eclectic place. You see everything. When I think that I can't be any more surprised by how someone looks or dresses, the next person out does them. Very interesting.Believe it or not, I still have never attended a concert. But it's on my bucket list.

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