We spent last weekend (Labor Day) in Florida! We left at midnight on Friday night and returned Tuesday at around 8:30pm.
We spent around 3 hours Saturday at Melbourne Beach. This was very different from what we are used to but it was awesome. I did manage to get out and jump a few waves myself.
This trip could have centered around food. Saturday night- David (Haley’s husband) made some of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Sunday morning, we enjoyed breakfast at a local breakfast place in their new hometown. Sunday night we ate at “Hoop De Do Review” amazing does not begin to cover the food and entertainment. Monday- breakfast at Ohana’s. We also eat alot at the “Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween party.”
We attended “Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween party.” It was fun but not something I would recommend or even plan to do again. We did collect enough candy to get us to Halloween!
The weather was extremely hot! I don’t think I can remember when I sweated so much. I did manage to burn my feet in the sand on Saturday. Sunday night was as storm that left the camper sounded like a tin can.
Wow how things change yet they remain the same. Last Thanksgiving, Matt and I both had COVID-19. At least we were on the recovery side but still it was not fun. We missed Thanksgiving almost completely. This year we celebrated at my brothers for a big family lunch. Haley and her crew spent the night at our house. Today, we find out that Braxton’s father has COVID so Amanda and Braxton will be spending the next 7 days with us.
I wanted to decorate outside this year. Zach has complained for the past two years that we leave his window dark. We spent a couple hours on Wednesday and finished up yesterday. I saw or heard the idea of using tomato cages for Christmas trees so we now have 4 small trees on our front yard as well. I am planning to get some pictures to post this week.
Lily really enjoys decorating especially trees. So I let her do most of the tree decorating and fluffing. We have 2 large trees along with each kid has a smaller tree in their room.
I really did not do any Black Friday shopping this year. I did order from Bath and Body Works on Thanksgiving and a white shirt for Zach from Amazon today.
We have been slowly working on the greenhouse since we got the plastic roof on! Today we have finished the watering path. We ended up purchasing a pump to place in a old trash can that will be used as a rain barrel. I wanted to have 4 separate watering zones. One is specific for the shelf that will hold tomato plants in the spring. Matt needs to construct the platform for the final zone. He has plans to add electricity to the greenhouse tomorrow!
I am struggling with work life balance yet again. I ended up working 30 hours in Guam after decreasing my caseload to 4 schools approximately 20 students. I am going to have to learn to say no and stick to it! October should be slightly less around 20 hours is where I want to end up.
The girls and I are headed to Durham tomorrow to go wedding dress shopping. Haley has already started her count down.
Food prices are on the rise! I am working very diligently to keep us on budget. I do have plans to stock up on a diet coke sale this weekend but the goal for October is the keep the budget under $300.
We have final turned off the air. We are still having days in the low 80’s but between working and baseball games, we have managed to survive a full 2 weeks without air conditioning. I would love to go the entire month of October without heat or air but I seriously doubt that is possible! My current goal is October 20th!