Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shake The Bag

As they say in Sea Island Bingo, sometimes you just have to shake the bag.  When we got home from Wisconsin I got a letter from K's school informing me of some major changes.  Nice, since school was about to start and I had signed a contract and paid non-refundable tuition last December.  A quick email to the school with the mention of the word attorney and I got a full refund.  Schools NEVER refund tuition.  A kid has to die before they refund tuition.  So I had to come up with a quick plan.  There really are no schools in Atlanta that are a good fit. One is a possibility but it is an hour commute and the second largest private school in the country.  That would never work.  Last year I thought about moving to Dallas but our house did not sell.  I decided to lease a townhouse for the school year in Dallas and see how it goes.  l leased something furnished-sight unseen.  Thank goodness for an old friend in Dallas who is an incredible realtor.  So tomorrow we fly to Dallas.  It is a good thing that I am dangerously close to being a person who lives in Lululemon so we are packing light.  I had to rush out and get K some school clothes.  She cannot believe that she can wear nail polish and a fleece in class if it is cold!  We will come back home for Labor Day weekend and drive back with the cat and dog.  I had not planned on another summer road trip.  We will see how things go.  There is an LD school in Dallas that looks like it could be a good backup.  Who knows?  We may spend winters in Dallas and summers in Atlanta.  Just how I had always envisioned my life-a summer home in Atlanta.  And as luck would have it, my cousin's child is going to stay in our house while we are gone.  Everything fell into place so easily, I feel like it was meant to be (except for the driving with the cat and dog part!)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Work and Play

We took a trip to Aspen.  Sweet Charlotte went with us.  I worked and worked and worked and worked some more.  The girls played.

We spent an evening at the rodeo.  It was perfect weather, we didn't have the normal afternoon thunder storm.  It was the most crowded I have ever seen the rodeo.  And it was Republican night.

Maybe I should have never given up barrel racing

We spent an afternoon at Meadows-one of my favorite hang outs when I was little.  

One of the highlights of the trip was fly fishing with our wonderful guide Will.  He untangled the lines, held the fish for photos, baited the hooks.  Loved him!!!!