Mary Ella made a pretty fast recovery after 3 days of antibiotics (7 days to go - yay) so I sent her to school today. She is still loving school and Miss Wendy and all her friends. Some days are better than others but overall she has adjusted quite well. I really don't look forward to next year though because she'll be promoted to a new class :( Maybe by that time she'll be ready. After all, she'll need an escape from her new little brother.
Tomorrow night Chad and I are going on a double date with my sister Betsy and her boyfriend Chris! I am so excited. We'll probably go to Ricatoni's and then maybe we can see a movie too. I want to see "Dear John" but it's probably not manly enough to qualify as a must-see-in-the-theater movie. Betsy and I may have to see it without the boys. Oh well, more popcorn for us. Then Saturday night we are going to see my sweet cousin Annsley perform in "Annie, Jr." - a middle school version of the Annie broadway play. Annsley is so talented and I'm excited to see her sing again. She will be playing the role of Tessie, one of the orphans. I'm excited about seeing the family and especially all my grandparents, whom I haven't seen since Christmas. Hopefully we'll have some decent weather and I can get some good pictures on the compound. I haven't had near enough time to fiddle with my camera since Christmas and I look forward to some downtime with my good ol' Rebel.
I would personally like to thank my friends Jamie and Melissa for contacting me and telling me that they had both looked for the Dove Energy Glow, in Prattville and Florence, but to no avail. Here is a big fat "E" for EFFORT, ladies. That's what I'm talking about. And guess what? I got on eBay last night and found 2 bottles for $9, no shipping costs. Which is actually cheaper than you can buy it in stores. So I'm hoping it's the real stuff and not some crazy concoction that will turn me into a yellow person. We shall see. Either way, not a bad price for one of my favorite things.
And speaking of favorite things, do you have a market tote? I love these things. I think I got mine for Christmas a couple years ago and it has served me well. They are perfect for storage, but they are even better for picnics and toting things to and from your car. If you ever take food to friends or to potluck dinners, then a market tote is a must; a 13x9 casserole dish fits inside perfectly. I use mine every Tuesday and Thursday because Mary Ella goes to school and I work. In the morning, I throw in her cup, backpack, lunch box, and my palm pilot (for work), paperwork, umbrella, and various errand items (bills to mail, grocery lists, prescriptions, whatever) and at the end of the day I can carry both Mary Ella and my market tote back into the house without having to make several trips. Most of them also collapse or fold to make them easier to store. I love these!