Friday, July 9, 2021

Life: Friday Ramblings

We had a fun filled...
...fourth of July day barbecue!  We all chipped in and did a little something so that it wouldn't be another giant party to put together.  All I had to make was the sautéed mushrooms, salad, and fruit salad.  My husband did the meats on the grill and my family took care of everything else.  We kept it easy and FUN.  Thank god, because I'm burnt from 3 party weekends in a row.

Every year my neighborhood literally...
...EXPLODES into a fireworks display that even puts Disney to shame.  All we have to do is sit down and enjoy the show.  Gigantic fireworks explode in all directions, but especially over our backyard.  In the morning, we find all of the pieces of fireworks that landed around us without us ever knowing.

We had the shock of a lifetime when... son's day care permanently closed.  To be clear, we started there 11 years ago with my God son and then with my daughter.  In fact, my daughter was all signed up for the Summer camp.  This felt like a part of my family was disappearing.  After over a decade of Ivy League, we had to hunt for a new school for my baby boy and a new Summer camp for my princess.  After interviewing several places, I started to give up because NOTHING was even slightly comparable to what we had.  Everything was way over our price tag or looked like a doctor's office the exact words of my daughter so we started giving up hope.  The teacher and staff were more concerned about the students than losing their own jobs so they spent the next few days hunting down a comparable school for us.  AND THEY DELIVERED!  The new school matched our pricing, is similar in curriculum, and had enough room for both of my kids.  As a double bonus, if enough kids sign up from Ivy League, they'll hire some of the teachers.  Fingers crossed.

Here's to a...
...a new adventure in a new place for both of my babies!

What are your Friday Ramblings?


  1. A T-rex that eats and destroy everything in front of it, yes, that is how us from the rest of the world see USA indeed.
    Why did your old school close?

    1. Part of the COVID19 restrictions in New York state was capacity limits. The past year of such low capacity put them in financial ruin. It's so very sad. Today's baby boy's last day. My daughter will be fine, but I feel like my son is going to be crushed by it. He doesn't do well with change.

  2. My new neighborhood had a lot of great fireworks for the Fourth

  3. That’s sad about your daycare but I hope the new place is able to hire some of the teachers. Be careful about the fireworks. I normally am not a nervous Nancy, but the town just north of us had a 12 year old girl die from a firework display that landed in the wrong place. And this was a professional show. I never let my kids within a mile of them. Sorry to be a downer.

  4. It's just so sad how many small businesses went under because of Covid. I'm sorry your daycare was one of them, but I hope your children love their new one!


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