I can’t believe how fast time has flown by. After feeling like 8/31 would never be here, we are down to only 10 days. I have a final lining check and blood work appointment on 8/26 (next week) and then if everything looks good, I start the shots and wait for the transfer date. The shots are the part I am not looking forward to, but given all that Sara and Derek have been through, I know it is something I will get through as well. I have heard that the worst part is the sore bum that develops after the first few days. I don’t recall if the shot itself is painful due to the medication, but I have read that it feels like a bruise for awhile. I have been given all sorts of advice but the best I have found is to ice the area for 10-15 minutes prior, and then shift my weight to the opposite leg of the injection and bam! After 3 days of shot I can move to a vaginal suppository-ohh fun! I am not sure which will be worse, so I will cross that bridge when I get there.
The nice thing is that school just started this week, and while I was not ready at all, it will help pass the time quickly. Homework has already begun, sports and dance will be starting up in a few weeks as well. Last night we attended back to school night for my daughter’s middle school. It is amazing to see how much the kids are growing up, and in just one summer. I don’t recall my school hosting a back to school night, or my parents likely opted out of going, but it is nice to be able to meet all the teachers, hear their expectations and help our students be successful. Plus with Canvas and Skyward, we know what they are working on at all times and where their grades sit.
In my day (wow I sound like my grandma), our parents didn’t know our grades, as I for that matter, until the semester was over. As we walked through the halls from class to class, the school played young top 40 music on the PA, something my school definitely did not do. As the time between classes neared, the Jaws theme blared over the PA. How cool right? I would have loved a fun school like this when I was her age!
We have one last trip before I finally admit summer is over and I start planning for Fall and the holidays. Every year my bestie Ali and her extended family head to Flaming Gorge for the weekend. This year, our tent died, I mean died. It was ten years old and had been well loved along the way. In fact, it took 4 tents one summer to find just the right one, but that is a story for another time…So this year when we looked at the tent and realized that it was a lost cause I started thinking that we should buy a hard sided camper of sorts. I want something small, sleeps 4 and can fit in the garage since we don’t have RV parking and neighborhood covenants don’t allow driveway parking. I have found a few that I really love, but haven’t pulled the trigger, mainly because this summer was a little in the air with timing of cycles. I was afraid we wouldn’t be able to use it much.
So that leads us to today with no trailer and no family tent. So how are we going to camp this weekend???? We did contemplate borrowing Billy’s parent’s RV, but that seemed like too much work (it is huge) to tow and set up for 2 days. Not sure if this is lucky or not, but my daughter ended up with some activities this weekend that she really didn’t want to miss, so she is staying back with family. So that leaves us with only 3 campers, which fits nicely into a 4 man tent with an air mattress and enough room for a small air mat for our son. Phew! Now it is the hustle of packing and getting in a few hours of work before we hit the road.