Weekly Wrap-Up: The one with the surprise

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday, y’all! Did you have an amazing week? Mine was busy and included a surprise.

Brian was off on Monday and Tuesday. We took Josh and Megan to Chick-fil-A for lunch on Monday – their last good meal before a week of camp food. They had to be at the church around 12:30 to leave for camp around 1:00.

Usually, we wait until the buses pull out to leave, but the last couple of years the kids have been okay with us going ahead and leaving. This year, I said I had to leave before they called for the senior boys to board the bus. They always call them by the grade they’re going into. That means Josh is a senior boy.

I’ve already graduated one kid, so I don’t know why I’m having such a hard time with Josh being a senior. It may be because he and Megan are so close in age and I know how close I’m getting to the end of our homeschooling years.

Whatever it is, I’m having a really hard time.

We had a couple of errands to run after we dropped them off. Then, Brian asked if I wanted to go to the Ford place to see these two Mustangs he has been drooling over.

He’s been wanting a new one for a couple of years and has been holding out for the right car, the right deal, and the right time. I guess two out of three isn’t bad. We’d planned to wait until next spring, but he found a deal he couldn’t pass up.

He is now the super-proud owner of a 2015 Ford Mustang. This is the second time we’ve been fortunate enough to happen upon a fantastic deal where someone with exceptional taste in cars felt the need to replace their two-year-old model with a brand-new one. We’re happy to take a new-to-us car and let someone else eat the depreciation.

I’m hoping the kids don’t see this before they get home because they don’t know yet. I think we’re going to pick them up from camp in it today.

Josh will be psyched because now he’ll be able to drive the older Mustang more frequently. His plan is to start making payments on it and buy it from Brian.

The only thing about getting the car, though, was that it wound up taking up the better part of the week. We drove the two Brian was considering on Monday and talked to the sales guy at length about them.

He went back up there Tuesday while I stayed home and got some work done – and responded to approximately 3 million texts from him about the two cars. He finally decided on the red one, which was the better deal and had fewer miles and more options. However, they didn’t get everything finalized in time to get the loan before our credit union closed.

That meant another day off and another day of errands – well, errands and enjoying driving around in the new car.

Belle does love her person.

Wednesday was supposed to be my full day at home alone to get stuff done. It didn’t happen.

Thursday I had a hair appointment, lunch with a friend, and errands to run. I did manage to get some school stuff done, so there was that.

I’d say that I’d catch up next week, but Monday starts with a vet appointment and a doctor’s appointment, and Tuesday is wisdom teeth extraction day for Josh.

I’ve just about resigned myself to the idea that my life is just perpetually busy. Anyone else feel that way?

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. Oh wow, what a super nice car!! congrats

    Both my girls will be gone to youth camp starting on the 26th and I had lots of things planned for my alone time….it isn’t even here yet, and I’m already down to 1 day that I’m hoping to get to stay home and work on my list.

    The busy of life does wear me out, but one day I’ll miss all the stuff (maybe).

    1. Yeah, that’s what I keep telling myself – one day I’ll miss the busy. I could have come home and gotten some work done Wednesday, but I thought how often does my husband get the car he’s been dreaming of and searching for for years? So, I opted to spend the day with him instead. I think it was a great choice. 🙂

  2. That car is GORGEOUS! Mustangs are my favorite cars. Even the color is absolutely beautiful. Good for you! Hope your kids have fun at camp. My oldest is flying to Wisconsin today for an army trip. He wasn’t sure if he’d be able to go because Wednesday he impaled his thumb with a huge piece of wood. It literally went in one side and came out the other. Everyone at the ER was fascinated. The attending physician said it was the worst “splinter: he’s ever seen and asked if he could take a picture of it. So…now the army has to let my son sleep in a building with a medical staff nearby instead of the tent he was supposed to be in. I’m sure they’re not happy.

    1. Ouch!! That sounds so painful. It did make me laugh that the doctor wanted to take a picture of it, though. How funny.

  3. I have a six year old and am still feeling sad that Thomas only has one more year left of homeschool. It kind of feels the beginning of the end. These home school years have been the best, happiest and most fulfilling of my life so far. It is sad they don’t go on forever. All that to say, I understand you having a hard time x

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