Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Greatest Show on Earth . . . the 2nd time around

Hi blog,
Haven't talked to you in a while . . . I don't really have much to say, but I did want to write about our family's experience at the circus. Tim's parents came in town the first weekend in January (the 8th -10th) to bring us all George's Christmas presents that we had to leave at their house because we drove straight to North Carolina from there. (That may be a run-on sentence, but I have come to the conclusion that blogging grammar rules are not the same as regular grammar rules. Just wanted to make that distinction before moving on.) Tim's mom really wanted to take George to the circus, so we decided to see the 3:30 pm show on Saturday. We got there around 3 and bought the cheapest tickets they had. We are not really rolling in the moolah right now, so we decided to be frugal. How bad could it be, right??? So we started on our way to the top (and I mean top) of the seating in the St. Pete Times Forum. Once we got to our seats, (which weren't even the highest seats they sold) we looked down at the circus. It was totally insane because they had all the equipment in the rafters, and it was totally blocking our view of everything. There was a twenty minute trapeze act we could not see one minute of. I started to get a little peeved. Granted, we did buy the cheapest seats they sold, but these seats should not have even been given away for free. Tim decided he would go try to get our money back, so we could just leave. The man at the counter said they don't give refunds, but they would give us really good seats for another show. We decided to come back for the 7:30pm show and sit front and center. We walked around IKEA for a while, and then made our way back to the Forum. We did have to pay for parking twice, which was no fun. The second show was really good. George loved the motorcycle act in the "ball of steel" and the pirates who did the jumping seesaw act. I am really glad we got to go back because I would have never gone again if we would have had to eat the tickets we bought originally. All in all, it ended up being a good time. So . . . thank you man at the ticket counter for making our experience at "The Greatest Show on Earth" truly great!!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Today is January 6th . . . I thought I would refelct on how 2010 is going so far. We got back safely from North Carolina on January 2nd. Have I told you yet how much I HATE driving for long periods of time???? Well, let me inform you that I literally despise being in the car that long. It is torture! An hour and thirty minute ride to Orlando is the extent of my happiness in the car. Poor Tim has to put up with me complaining and sleeping the whole way. I didn't help drive once this entire trip . . . how pathetic is that??
Moving on . . . we got back and had a relaxing Sunday. We had the best intentions of taking down all our Christmas decorations, but that never happened. We still have our tree and all the trimmings up in the house. I guess we will get to it when we get to it:) On Monday I started back at school . . . lovely to see those sweet angels again . . . haha! It has been pretty tough to get back in the groove of teaching, having George back at school, Tim back at work, and all the structure that we keep as a family during this busy time. I finally feel a little more "normal" today, so a three day window isn't so bad. We are planning on going to the circus with Tim's parents this weekend, soo that will be something to look forward to after a long, transitional week. Till next time . . .