Blogger isn't being so nice. I had a longer Easter post, but it kept freezing the screen. When I hit back everything that I added had been erased. Oh well...it was rather windy today, but a gorgeous day otherwise.
Anyway, I can't believe how big Mari is getting. It really is going by fast. I've now past the halfway mark of my maternity leave and I can't believe it has been 6 weeks. She's starting to be so animated, I know it is going to break my heart when I go back. Several times a day, she's so alert and coos and smiles at me. Today she's been unusually clingy. Every time I put her down, she fusses. Heck, there are times where I cradle her in my arms and she grunts and starts her heavy panting that will eventually erupt into full on cry. So, I balance her over my shoulder and walk around. She seems content with it, and I've grown accustomed to her drooling on my shoulder.
Today i hopped on over to the outlet stores in Allen. I wanted to swing by Carter's and Le Creuset. I heard that Carters had some really great deals on children's clothing. When in Vegas, I realized that Mari didn't have a hat to shield her from the sun. With warmer weather around the corner, it is essential for her to have a sun bonnet. I've been unsuccessful in locating these at both Target and Wal-mart. Sure enough, they had exactly what I was looking for so I bought one for now and another for when she's about a year old. Several of the dresses were on sale too, so I bought her 2 really cute sun dresses to wear on Sundays. She's outgrown 1 dress and only has 2 dresses that she fits in. I figured 4 dresses total would work for the next couple of months. We then swung by the Le Creuset outlet. I've been wanting a 5.5 quart round french oven for several years, but I've never priced them. Well, even in the outlet store, at the discounted price (and 2nd rate) it cost $183. I don't think that is entirely unreasonable if you use it every day, but right now it is still a luxury item that I'll hold off on. I love the green one pictured and I like the turquoise ones too.
On the way home, I heard a fwak-fwak-fwaking. I just chalked it up to road noise. Since Mari was fussing I skipped going to the grocery store and planned on coming home to nurse her first then head back out. Well, we did all that and I loaded her into her carseat. I got all set, started the car, and put it in drive. Well, I felt an odd wobbling sensation and a loud grinding noise. I put the car in park, ran around to the side and my passenger rear tire was completely flat! CRAP! So no grocery store for me. I sent Don a text asking him where we got the tires, since they were less than a year old. I planned to put Mari to sleep in her swing, go out to put on the spare, then load her up and run to wherever to get a new tire. I called shortly thereafter and told me to stay put, that he'd do it when he got home. He made it home and changed out the tire and we then headed to Discount Tire to see about getting a different one. Unfortunately, they were closed, so I added that to my list of things to do tomorrow. While we were out, we went ahead and headed to the grocery store for some essentials, then came home.
We finished up the first DVD of The Planet Earth series. It's pretty amazing to watch, especially in hi-def. I highly recommend it if you like that sort of thing. I enjoy traveling and I know I won't be able to see some of these places, so this is the next best thing.
That's all for now! Have a super day! Oh, and I apologize for all of the grammatical and spelling errors. I do see the irony in that, considering I'm a writer. Of course, I don't take the time to go back and edit what I've written because invariably I will change it and the 30 minutes I allot for blogging will blossom into several hours. Thank you for your patience!