Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Treading In Place

We need rain sorely, however, we need a nice one or two days of a gentle summer rain.  What we are about to get is another fast moving storm deluging us in several inches of rain in a couple of hours.  It will help knock down the pollen count but just won’t give the lawns and trees the real drink of water that they need.  Oh well, it is what it is.

Mom and dad have completed all their doctor’s appointments so now it’s Katie and Alex’s turn.  They need to go in for their annual shots this week.  We won’t tell them until we get to the doctor’s office.  They’re not the best little patients in the world.  Before we take them, we will need to trim their nails and give them a good brushing.  They shed like mad when they are stressed.  Hopefully Katie will let the doc give her the shots; she hates (that’s hates with a capital H) to be restrained and has been known to throw one heck of a “hissy fit”.

Other than counting down the days until we start traveling, we’re finishing up the Ol’ Ta Do List, going through our travel check list, going for daily walks, and reading.  We did update our actual expenditures for the first quarter; yep, three months of 2011 has just about passed us by.  Food and Fuel were over budget (surprise, surprise), but not as bad as we thought it would be.  Food was $103 over and Fuel was $68 over for the quarter.  Dining out was only $13 over budget.  Overall we were under budget but we are seeing our “margins” shrink.

Well, that is the state of affairs here at the Patterson household.  We can hardly wait for another grand child fix or two.  It will be nice to be traveling once more; the time here at Rainbow Plantation has gone by quickly, however, it seems like we’ve been here forever – know what I mean?  I find myself humming “On The Road Again” more often than not.

Take Care Until Next Time - - - - - -

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