We all were up more or less early, trying to make the day as "normal" as possible. After Sweetie dropped Kuya off at school, she and Grump drove off to the dealership to get the bad news about the cost to repair Sweetie's car.
Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch! I have no idea how we'll pay our crazy recent bills unless Grump relents and, once again, cashes in some "retirement" (ha, ha! - he'll never retire!), savings. It really bites to have to do this, but just the fact that this is our biggest worry at the moment shows that we are exceedingly blessed.
After the disappointment at the dealership Sweetie and Grump went to Paneras for a quick breakfast, then, since the going was getting so tough, did what the tough always do in that situation, namely, go shopping! They spent money at Belks, then spent money at Gap, and finally spent money at Talbots before going home.
Back home Grump began to get very sleepy, (and grumpy!), so it was time to put him to bed for an afternoon nap. While he slept Sweetie and Lola put up Christmas decorations, with "supervision" from Dodong. Finally Sweetie had to go pickup Kuya from school. Once they got back home, Kuya quickly woke up Grump, and talk of what we were going to do for dinner began.
It didn't take long for Sweetie to make a decision: dinner was pizza from Papa Johns.
After dinner Kuya and Dodong played with an empty wrapping tube, proving that "toys" are more a matter of attitude than substance.
|Kuya and Dodong Playing|