This week's Quick Takes:
Still in Georgia. We've been here nine days, and in one way it feels like we've been here forever because I miss David, and in another way I can't believe we have only a few days left.
I think it is actually going to be a little bit sadder to leave this time because last time I at least knew I would be back in two months for this wedding. This time I know not when I shall return.
Sometimes I find saying things in old English makes them less sad.
The kids are still having a blast swimming and playing with their cousins. I think they had forgotten what it was like to swim without fear of hypothermia. In nine days, they have gotten more than the have the rest of the summer heretofore.
I have shopped, shopped, and shopped some more. But, don't worry, David, I have also returned, returned, and returned some more.
My usual shopping MO is to buy pretty much everything I like, and then over the course of the next few days, I return things as I begin to miss the money and think I would appreciate it more than the item. I still keep the things I love, but I feel like I'm earning money as I return the things I can live without. I realize this shopping method may not work for everyone, but I know that I really do return lots of things, so it works for me. Apparently, I appreciate our money much more after it's gone.
There's probably a lesson there.
Sorry, that's all I have time for this week. I'll be better after the trip, I promise!