Does anyone else feel like time is flying by at breakneck speed? Or is that just me? Hard to fathom it’s already June! Princess Nagger is done with school for the year, today is her first official full day of her Summer Break.
And of course she’s already gotten into the “I’m bored!” mode. No surprise, but my suggestion that she sort through her stuff to figure out what can be gotten rid of and what needs to be packed resulted in a “I’m not that bored!” reply.
Speaking of sorting and packing… I really need to kick it into gear – if I think time is flying by way too fast already, just think how fast it’ll fly by when I’m purging, sorting and packing for our big move. There have been distractions derailing my focus – the hubby took a vacation week last week, so of course that was one big week long distraction.
That distraction also limited my blog hopping prowess, so if I missed you in my sporadic visits last week, I apologize.
One of the distractions has been fun, though – looking at potential houses online. Even Princess Nagger has been in the house hunting mode, though in her naive world, when she sees a house we both like, she exclaims “Just buy that one already!” Yeah kid, it’s not quite as simple as that. It will certainly be an interesting adventure, though.
Speaking of interesting adventures… Princess Nagger is really excited to be moving to Washington State this summer. I’m really excited to introduce her and the hubby (and Little Dude) to all the places I used to hang out all the time growing up there.
Plus it’s going to be awesome for the kids to spend some quality time with my parents – I have fond memories of my grandparents and am happy they’ll have a chance to build some great memories with theirs. And I’m looking forward to gazing upon this skyline anytime I feel the urge:
In other news… 15 year old Madison Robinson designed some really cool flip flops she calls FishFlops. She likes to sketch, and came up with the idea for her sea-creature-adorned flip-flops with battery-operated lights when she was just 8, living at the beach in Galveston Island, Texas.
Her dad helped turn her drawings into a product and get samples made, and her first 9 samples turned into selling over 60,000 flip flops last year! This genius girl is going to go far:
Princess Nagger thinks they’re the coolest things, but they don’t have them in bigger kid sizes – though I emailed find out about that, and apparently they’ll be offering larger sizes next year. PN is very excited about that – and I think she’s inspired to continue her drawings and sketches because they could ultimately turn into something cool (like there was any doubt).
Speaking of cool… The end of last week was more about ice cream parties and kick ball games – and throwing 1500 water balloons at the school principal (something he volunteers for every year as the school year comes to a close – he’s the coolest principal ever).
Princess Nagger was worried about the kickball game, though, because she commented that she didn’t know how to play kickball. I told her it was super easy, and being that she’s very smart, she’ll figure it out by observing the kids taking turns before her. To help boost her confidence, she brought along a mascot:
Apparently her little dragon friend did the trick, since she came home exclaimed “Best day ever!” Mission accomplished. I’m sure it had nothing to do with helping launch 1500 water balloons at the principal. Ahem.
That’s a wrap for this week – link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. Be sure to visit your fellow randomizers so they don’t feel so lonely.
Keeping the random alive – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends:
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