On Friday sometime during the day I passed a blogging landmark. 22,222 visits. When I opened the blog on Friday morning I saw 22,212 and thought - I have to pay attention, maybe I can see who is the 10th visitor today - but by the time I’d run around all morning and reopened Flowers in the afternoon it was already logging @ 22,235. As most landmarks do these days it just slipped by unappreciated and uncelebrated. So now I will say in the Texas tradition, “yeah, yippee – yi – yo – kayah” (song sung by Bing Crosby)
I have been in the USA just a few days short of a month. I’ve seen my mother, had my eyes examined and new glasses are ordered. I have offered on a new townhome and am in the process of negotiating the cost of the items that are listed on the inspection and am building a budget for the upgrades I will want to do. I had a very pleasant lunch with my stock fund manager and arranged for the cash I need for the townhome, and this next week I look forward to going into the office a few days and working a bit – it wont be much just filling in at the front – but its with people and I will enjoy that beyond measure.
Actually this next week will give me a taste of the schedule that an average working mother goes through here in the states. Patty is taking a 3 day trip out of town and I will get to make sure Marissa’s volleyball practices and other activities are monitored and transportation made available. The days will be long and happily full.Also since being here I have gone on a couple of walks in the local parks. Two different ones that are pretty close to me. (no walking with alligators adventures so far this visit) I have found 4 different small parks with hike and bike trails where I can get a good 45 minute walk but I will talk in the next couple of days about just these two. Great little spaces for the local residents.