Another week gone, and next week will see the start of July, which also happens to be my birthday month. I’m sure we’ll all be saying, “Where did June go?!” next week, so I’ll spare you!
I’m actually pretty excited, mostly because July is going to be crazy busy for me with family. My mom and I leave for NY on the 10th, get back on the 15th, and then I’ll be staying with them the rest of the week until we come back up here. My grandma is departing from our airport on the 23rd. I’m positive I’ll be saying, “Where the heck did July go?” soon.
That is definitely something I’m being grateful for, also because the faster summer passes by, the more I can look forward to reasonable temperatures and no humidity! Summer has always been my least favorite season, and I haven’t quite gotten over the fact that we skipped Spring when we moved. I mean, a few days after and it was snowing back home, meanwhile we were enjoying 60 degree weather. Crazy!
This week was pretty laid back, so I don’t have much to say. I have to apologize for the lack of posting, but I just haven’t had the motivation lately. I figure it’s okay to cut back during summertime, as people go on vacation and have other commitments. I’ll be posting at least once a week besides these posts, mostly whenever I feel like it!
Speaking of vacation, my aunt and uncle greatly enjoyed their time with my parents. I was sad we were only able to really spend a day and a half with them, but at least I’ll see them again soon! As to whether or not they’ll be following my parents and moving, we’ll have to wait and see.
From what my mom was telling me, my aunt and uncle might buy a house here and rent it out half the year, effectively becoming snowbirds. The issue is my cousins are still in NY, and they visit them frequently, so it’s tough. My aunt was trying to convince one of them to move here, too, but I’m doubtful!
You guys will all get a laugh out of this, but for some reason, Super Walmart is incomprehensible to people back home (we didn’t have any “super” ones). So when we went shopping there, my aunt and uncle were amazed at all it had to offer. My uncle was getting lost in the aisles, transfixed by who knows what!
They also visited the beach, my uncle went fishing and golfing, and they took the paddle boats around. On Thursday, they left to visit Charleston, which I would actually like to do at some point. They’ll be heading back home in the wee hours of the morning on Saturday.
Of course, as you all know, R got a speeding ticket on the way home from all of that, and we were very grateful the officer reduced the ticket. It sucks to have a clean record tarnished, but R says he knew it would happen eventually, so he wasn’t too bothered. I’m not a fan of that mindset, so I’ll still be doing what I can to keep my record clean =).
I’m also grateful we’ve been surviving on what we’ve had in the apartment this week. Because of the ticket, I really didn’t want to add more to our monthly expenses in the form of food shopping, but I’m afraid we’re not going to last the rest of the month. I do have to report that there have been two cases of leftovers between last week and this week, which was a surprise. I have mentioned that R has two stomachs, so there usually aren’t any leftovers.
For those that have been following these posts the past few weeks, you’ll be happy to know my grandma was up to her usual shenanigans at Atlantic City this past weekend. I’m taking that as a good sign!
Lastly, a silly one – R has been hankering for a new video game for some reason, even though he hasn’t finished the current one he’s playing, so we went out to get it. He decided on Skyrim, which seems pretty gruesome so far. I’ve never played any of the Elder Scrolls games, but I’m not sure it’s my cup of tea.
I opted to try a Final Fantasy game (inspired by Alexis), as R is a huge fan and I’ve never played any of them. I’m a Zelda girl =). In any case, I figured it would be fun to play through it together, rather than watch R needlessly slaughter things or steal cars and crash them (via Grand Theft Auto).
And don’t worry – both of the games are older, and we got them preowned, so they were less than $20 each. I think paying $60 for a brand new game is slightly ridiculous (unless it’s as a gift), so it’s a good thing R and I have been behind!
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Anyone excited for 4th of July next week? Do you have plans to visit family or take a vacation this summer? Have you played any video games lately?