Man last week was a blur. This week is no better. I feel the closer we get to the holidays, the quicker things go.
Right now my external hard drive that has all of my pictures on it; is dead. Luckily my husband is an awesome IT guy and will hopefully restore it without having to send it off. The stuff is still on the hard drive, I am just not able to access it. Unfortunately, I will be waiting another week for him to get it restored because he is off in the woods being one with nature.
Yesterday my daughter performed in her first Sinfonia Orchestra concert. She did awesome! Next weekend is her Oklahoma Chamber Honor Orchestra concert. I am really excited about that one. She practiced all summer on her audition pieces to make that one. Saturday, we went to Frontier City (which is OKC's version of Six Flags). We had fun. It sprinkled and rained on us pretty much the entire time. Half the rides were closed, but we had free tickets so we might as well take advantage of them. It was the last weekend they were going to be open. After about four hours of walking around and getting wet, we decided to call it quits and go to the dollar movies and see Monster's University again. Friday, I am glad that Elexis had the day off from school. We had parent/student/teacher conference (will be a separate post). Then, Elexis and I were off to find black pants for her concert Sunday, black boots for her costume, and lastly for her to get new glasses. She hasn't had a new pair in two years so it was time. What's funny is my kid is very tall and really mature. People often mistake for an 18 or 19 year old (at least once or twice a week). When she went to pick out her glasses, all the adult glasses were too big. She wound up getting kid glasses which are perfect for her face. Bonus for me; they are a whole lot cheaper. That night we went to a fall festival at our friend's church.
This week is going to be busy too. Today, Elexis has Chess Club after school. I will pick her up from there and we are taking our friends to the airport, and then off to Sinfonia practice. I will leave my house about 3 and not get back until about 8 tonight. Phew... Tomorrow, Elexis doesn't get out until 5 and then my mom's company is having a thing at a Pumpkin patch/Family Farm. Parts of the place we are going was destroyed in the tornado. They have been busy rebuilding all summer. Side note: Our local drive in theater that was damaged, also opened up this weekend. Yay! We love the drive in. Wednesday is church night. Thursday is Halloween. I am making cupcakes for our church's cake walk, and I am making a couple of things for my mom's office party. Pictures will come with all that. I also dress up as Minnie Mouse every year. By the end of the night, my feet are usually killing me, but it's only for one day. Friday my child will be rehearsing all day for The Honor Concert, and Saturday is the concert. I am looking forward to a low key Sunday next weekend.
I still have a few blogs I need to catch up on. And, I still have an award and a couple of tags post that I am working on. I planned on getting to them on Friday, but with the great hard drive crash; I was more than a little preoccupied (crying hysterically curled into a ball...not really, but I did cry).