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You want to see what progress has been made on the Fire Truck Bed, right? Well, your wish is my command:
This photo was taken Wednesday night, before Mr. Andi built the steps (which will double as storage). It’ll probably be a couple more weeks before it’s completely finished – we (read: Mr. Andi) don’t have a lot of blocks of time over the next several days in which to sand and paint, plus we still need to buy a mattress.
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Sarah Kate’s first band performance is coming up in a few weeks: pep music at the high school football game. Should be … something. They still only know three notes, but have begun to put those three notes in different combinations other than the first three notes of “Three Blind Mice.” Ahem…
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Remember on Tuesday when I mentioned Stella’s traumatic haircut? She wasn’t the only one who was traumatized. After everything shook out and I got a good look at it, I realized I had BUTCHERED THE DOG. She doesn’t look quite as bad as she did when we first got her, but it’s close.
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When I was in NYC on Tuesday, I was sitting at a table with several bloggers and some of the ladies of BlogHer, including Ellen Gerstein. She mentioned that she ran the 10K at Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend this year. We chatted about the race and I noted that my kids did the kids’ races, as well. She told me that her son ran the 400 meters, so I asked if she was there for the one mile just before it.
“Yes!” she said, “When that little girl finished pushing her wheelchair?!?”
I sat a little straighter in my chair and told her that the little girl is my daughter.
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Also while I was in New York, multiple people thought I was from Texas. I guess they saw these, heard the accent, and figured that was a good guess.
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A few of you weighed in last week on the Elsa v. Anna debate, and I thought both sides had good points. I wish I’d asked you all to also tell me where you are in birth order in your families. Sarah Kate and I both like the older sister, Elsa, best, while my sister and at least one commenter (my friend Katie) who are the babies of the family chose Anna.
The new bike pedals are working GREAT. Sarah Kate no longer has any fear about hopping on her bike and riding down the street, which is a tremendous benefit because riding the bike not only allows her freedom, it’s good for her still-rehabbing legs. She was even able to walk a half mile at running club on Wednesday (yes, she’s in running club again and no, I didn’t think it was a good idea to go back just yet), which I am at least partially attributing to the bike.
Have a great weekend!
This post was inspired by and is linked to Conversion Diary‘s 7 Quick Takes.