Don't expect a new post every day--unless I become addicted. Today's news: the fridge is fixed to the tune of $213.65. Some say we should be grateful it wasn't more--some say a refrigerator should last longer than 3 years. Especially the uber (is that how you spell it?) expensive kind with the shiny silver skin. All I'm sayin' is I'm glad it's fixed and my ice cream and Cris' Pepsi are happy again. Let's focus on the important stuff, right? It took the repairmen 2 trips today and two new mother boards before we heard the sweet purr of the fan and the temp. started going down. Everyone is OK now. I was blessed to be born in modern times with electricity, etc. Would not have been a cheerful pioneer.
I took Riley, Jack and Charlie on a date one last time before school starts. They chose Borders Book Store and to my surprise Riley and Jack already had books in mind. Riley wanted The Hobbit and Jack wanted "Judy something Jones". Charlie is another story. "Gramma, can you help me find a really freaky book with scary stuff and I don't want a coloring book--they are not freaky". This is how our conversations go. It took many tries before he found the right scary dinosaur book--scary teeth included. Then it was to the donut shop for a treat and that was all the fun we could have for one day. We came back to our house where Charlie immediately navigated my computer to Nick Jr. and began playing his games. He's 4 people!
Here's some really fun news: I went to my new Allergist (Eric Boron--graduated with Kevin) for skin testing. If you have never had this done before--it's really fun. They prick your back 80 times with different "juice" and then you wait about 20 minutes to see what happens. What happens isssssssssss--your back bubbles up and the itching begins in earnest. "Don't touch" just wait. Then they see a few that did not react very much so they inject (with a small needle--not a prickly thing) 21 spots on your upper arm. Now this is more fun because you can see the bubbles as they develop. This actually makes your brain think they itch more that your back did but probably not. Some of these babies were the size of quarters so I'm thinkin' my result report is going to be interesting. All is well now--it's over--NBD (please refer to previous post for definition of NBD)
Signing off with a song: "Happy Birthday to Sherod, etc. etc."