Chili's has been a bit better lately, I don't know how much is my attitude, knowing I'm almost free, and how much is the restaurant actually improving, but it's been easier to like going there the last week or so.
I did have a bit of a surprise when I tried on some of my summer stuff and found it all too small, as it turns out, I'm getting a bit chubby. :-) I found some great stuff at the thrift stores this week, though so I don't have to squeeze into my clothes from last summer. I will probably slim down once I start the Pirate, but I'm certainly not going to exercise or quit eating so much, I'll just keep buying bigger clothes (Doug likes me a bit curvier, anyway). :-) I have some days where my mom's voice slips in saying, "you can never be too rich or too thin" but I usually don't believe it. I feel healthy and content, so being a little soft around the middle is probably okay.
It's Tracy's weekend, but he brought the kids in to eat at Chili's tonight with the Schollmeyers. It was such a nice surprise! I miss them when they're not here. :-(
They start baseball and softball this week and I'm going to miss a lot of games and practices because of work, but going to work supplies the money to allow them to play, so, what's a girl to do? At least this year Doug will be able to be the representative from my household some days so I don't feel like only their dad is participating.
We have a plan this year to save for vacation to make sure nothing sneaks up on me that would make us have to cancel. Every day Levi is in charge of collecting $9 from me and putting it in our Destin fund. I work nearly every day all summer at either the Pirate or Chili's (the plan is Chili's on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Pirate the rest of the time, unless it's raining and then I can pick up a shift at Chili's) and so if I save $9 a day from May 1 to August 31 I will have $1107 for vacation. The goal is $1000, but we figured a little buffer would be good. I would love to be able to save enough to also go see Kara for a couple of days at least, but that involves plane tickets and I just don't know if we can swing it, maybe Doug will get a big raise this summer and can treat us. :-)
When I came home last night I found this on my stove:
A new stockpot (which I've had on my wish list for quite some time) and even better -FULL of Peeps! I have a ridiculous addiction to Peeps (hmm, wonder why my clothes don't fit - I mean, they're fat free... hee hee). This is definitely one of those times when I am reminded how lucky I am, not everyone would have squealed and giggled over kitchen ware and clearance marshmallow, but Doug really knows me. He is amazing and thoughtful and - I'm not entirely sure why - completely in love with me.
I think that's all for the updates, we are all happy and healthy and without any drama, so I can't ask for more.