Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Pinker Family Week.

My sister and family arrived late last Friday for a week of vacation. Yes, they take a week to travel to North Dakota. Truly a vacation destination, folks!

We had a nice weekend together and it's just a great feeling to be all together. We went to a kids renaissance fair and Heritage Center Saturday. Sunday was a trolley ride and trip around Fort Lincoln. Late Sunday night, however, I woke up with pink eye. Bad, goopy, sore right eye, up for a few hours in the middle of the night deal. I was bummed knowing we planned the waterpark for Monday and I wouldn't be able to go! And worrying about giving it to others. And mostly kicking myself for not getting new glasses yet.

Sidenote: I actually DID get new glasses a few weeks ago. I bought them online. They showed up and the box and case were all smashed and the frames were bent from bad shipping. Plus they were a little too big. So I returned them and planned on trying that online route again. My old glasses are over ten years old. Most of the coatings are scratched off. They are way small and severely bent causing them to be way crocked. In my defense, I only wear them right before bed or in the morning before my contacts. So part of what I was worrying about was having to wear those glasses this week!

Thankfully there is a place in Bismarck that does same-day glasses. So Monday Annalee and I missed the waterpark but went and I blindly picked out one of the cheapest glasses they had (still more than I wanted to spend but not bad). Plus I had still-good prescription drops for pink eye I started Monday which significantly improved my eye. I ended up going in to the doctor today for that and to make sure I didn't have strep or something since my throat has had issues this last week. Just not a great week to be sickly. No strep, thankfully. Especially since the Zander Family Reunion starts Friday. Spread the love, not germs.

To note, Eli had a great time with the family at the waterpark Monday. Perfect hot day for it! Then the wind arrived yesterday so we had a low-key day. Today the Lipperts and my parents headed up to Crosby for a quick visit, to come back tomorrow. The house will be quiet tonight! It makes me happy to see my kids interacting with my family and vice versa. It's got sweetness written all over it.
authentic mexican (food, not us)
At the burger place, soccer themed for Ali, our soccer star!
HILARIOUS! The waitress took some of our baskets when we were done. She said "NO, don't take my food!" and used her hands to cover her basket. Biggest sentence I could understand. Then she repeated another waiter she overheard say "is your food ok?" - she just talked and talked and made us all smile!
Better than TV entertainment. We had winds 50-70+ mph last evening. We had stuff flying. Greg got out his goggles and jacket to run to rescue things. We all watched and laughed. Lots. 

1 comment:

Jill K said...

sweet to catch up on your pics here! And that looks like a little bit of green growth on your dirt front, right!?!? Come on... that's something, isn't it!! I'm hopeful just looking at it!