We are back from the annual Brewer family reunion in Ohio. I think I lost a couple of pounds on the trip. It's hard to eat when you're biting your tongue.
We came home to air conditioning (after TWELVE days without it when the temperature was in the freakin' NINETIES) thanks to our warranty company's finally deciding to grow a pair and make a decision to replace the unit. Apparently being spineless is not just limited to BP execs. But hey, once they decided to man up, they put in a giant honking unit that cools my house to the point where I'm afraid to let my tongue come into contact with anything metal, like Flick in A Christmas Story. But I'm safe since I'm still biting said tongue. Am I a great wife or what?
Thanks mostly go to my mom who came over to let the Air Quest guy in so that we wouldn't have to wait another two weeks before they could get to us. Mom also cleaned out all the recyclables we had piled up in the garage and several bags of toys that the boys are probably getting rid of. She's still the bomb diggety. She also watched Lily for us, and now I have a very pouty dog on my hands. At first I thought she was moping around to get back at me for leaving her, but now I think she's depressed because she misses Camp Grama.
I was glad it was so cold in the house because it got me in the mood for the choir retreat when we got our first glimpse of this year's Christmas music. There are some awesome songs coming up and I'm excited about our pastor's ideas for the drama. It will be so nice to enjoy the holiday again this year since Dan is out of retail.
But I'm getting ahead of myself. I got new glasses today. By new glasses, I mean really new glasses. I've had reading glasses since 9th grade, and I have astigmatism. But now that I'm 41, I also have to deal with presbyopia and my distance vision is not what it used to be either. You know what that means? Progressive lenses. Which is just a nice way of saying no-line bifocals. Ugh. I'm so old. The lady at my eye doctor said it would take a while to get used to them and she was NOT kidding. I tried to wear them today, but I felt nauseous, dizzy, and headachey. My eyes ached so much after the choir retreat that I even took a nap. Those of you who know me in real life know what a big deal that is. I rarely nap on purpose (although I often fall asleep accidentally while reading) because I'm not so good with the sitting still. Hopefully I'll adjust to them soon because they're way cute and they cost me a small fortune.
Now I have to deal with the mounds of dirty laundry left from our trip. But at least it's not 101 degrees in my laundry room so I'm not complaining. Much.