I was just looking at my calendar this morning when I got into work and realized this is the first 5 day work week I've had to 'endure' since the week of May 10th! Unheard of.
Thankfully, it's the last one I'll have to struggle through until the week of July 19th. :-)
I hope all you fathers out there had a great day yesterday, and if you're not a father yourself, I hope you did something nice for your own fathers and/or husbands (or both!). For those of you who no longer have fathers to do something nice for on Father's Day, I know how difficult it can be, but I'm sure your dads were in your thoughts throughout the day yesterday, and that certainly counts for a lot!!!
The rest of the weekend was equally as fun, and in spite of my softball team not quite looking our best on either Saturday or Sunday, it was a nice weekend.
I went up to NH on Friday night to see the production of RENT that my friend directed and it was VERY good. After doing the show for 5 weeks and then seeing another production of it recently, I was afraid that it was going to be torture to sit through, but it most definitely wasn't. He did an excellent job with this show, and had a great cast. They were totally age-appropriate and he had a super talented group of 'kids' to work with. SO good. The audience seemed to share my opinion and from what I could tell, they had a great time.
Well, on Friday morning (the last time I wrote) I was heading out in the afternoon to the 'Car Seat Clinic' being held at work - remember? So, I headed out to the parking lot at my allotted time and met with the policeman in charge. As it turns out, the two car seats we were given were in great condition, BUT they were just about 7 years old, which is pretty much the 'expiration date' for car seats. BOO!
After the policeman told me that, I was like 'OK, no problem, I'm glad I brought them and had you take a look at them as opposed to using car seats that I shouldn't be using.'
He said 'Well, that's one of the reasons we do these check-points, so that we can be sure that people are not only installing them correctly, but that they're using seats that are up to code. Since yours are too old, we can replace them for you. It's all part of a federally funded program.'
Yes....that's right. He took the two, un-usable car seats from me and gave me two, brand-new car seats (literally out of the box) in their place....and he showed me how to install them. I was BEYOND surprised and couldn't thank him enough. I kept waiting for him to take them out of the car and send me on my way, but he didn't.
I will say that one of them is a tad 'girly' - but seriously I couldn't care less. Jim thinks it's a sign that we'll end up with twins....a boy and a girl. God help us.
Either way, we're SOOOO grateful to have been given them, and it's a huge relief knowing that they're up to date and brand spankin' new.
OK, my friends.....I'm going to get to work now.....have a great day!!!