Gigantic thanks to my mom, dad, and sister who sacrificed their time today to give this mama a much-desired few hours alone. My parents kept the littles at their house, even fed them breakfast and lunch, while my sister took the bigs to lunch and a movie. Pretty big deal since this is Hummus Girl's very first theater experience!
So would you like to hear what I did with myself? You'll either want to live vicariously through me, or more likely, shake your head and ask that's all you could come up with, girl?
After dropping off the kids, I went to the local Social Security office to apply for a new card for Shu. Waited about 25 minutes, then stood at the window for another 20 minutes, but it went off without a hitch, and we'll have the card in two weeks! So glad I didn't have the struggles some of my fellow adoptive parents have had.
Then to JCPenney to use a $10 off a $10 purchase coupon. On the way, a little Sara Groves in the CD player...no fighting or beat-boxing from the backseat...good for my soul. Side note: Sara and I sang in concert choir together in college.
Next, the library. Ah, sweet, nourishing library...to be there sans children...what bliss. The librarians hardly recognized me, I think. I filled a sack full of books. Books for me, thank you very much.
On to China Wok for the $4.95 lunch special. Kung Pao Chicken while I read one of my new books.
Finally, a quick breeze through Old Navy to find Shu a winter coat. The Absent Minded Professor's old one seems to have disappeared.
And then I picked up my littles and brought them back home for naps.
I am thankful and refreshed.