Random Sunday

New Car, Frozen, and Snorkeling

I think this is becoming a trend. Maybe even a pattern. Yes, I’m talking about posting another Random Sunday on a Monday. Well, I did warn you last week when I posted my book review that it has been a crazy couple of weeks when I said I’d tell you about it. And I did give you a longer than usual story yesterday. Well, here it is. The much talked about update via Random Sunday. On a Monday.

New Car

Image by Rosemaria from Pixabay

As I mentioned, it’s been a hectic couple of weeks. The biggest wrench in the works was my car dying. A seal went out and dumped oil all down my driveway. Keep in mind my poor old car had almost 200,000 miles (321800 kilometers) on it. The estimate to fix it was more than what my car was worth. I ended up buying a new car. Not at all what I had planned. I will admit, I am totally in love with my new little Jeep. At the same time, I don’t love the car payment being part of my budget. Ultimately, I wish I could have done this on my time instead of an unexpected event.


Image by aatlas from Pixabay

Two weeks ago, we went to Cub Scout Polar Cubs Camp. It’s a great event where Scout staff put on an event with various activities for the kids at a local Scout Camp. I love it because I don’t need to do anything beyond getting the kids there. The problem was that it was so cold. I’m talking -10 Fahrenheit (-23 Celsius). We didn’t warm up to 0 Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius) until lunch time. I hadn’t planned on the kids being out in that kind of weather when we signed up for it. The cold snap hit after that. And little chance of adjusting the weekend, either. I swear, it took me two days to feel warm again. That was after my husband and son teased me a little for looking like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, only they called me the Stay Puft Marshmallow Mom.


Image by Jody Parks from Pixabay

We’ve got a cool trip coming up before too much longer, where we have the chance to take my son snorkeling. To prepare him for it, we bought a kids’ snorkel set and took him up to the local pool to teach him how to snorkel. I figured it would be good to get him used to doing this before we hit the ocean. And I had to laugh. My kid took to this like a fish to water. Within a few minutes, he was ducking under water, paddling all over the pool without ever stopping, and acting like he’d done it his whole life. We even took him over to the deeper lap pool and had him diving to get a ring off the bottom in about 4 to 5 feet (1.2-1.5 meters) deep water. Again, he handled it like a pro. He spent the rest of the evening swimming all over without hardly ever coming up. Instead of looking for him after I went to the hot tub, I more looked for his little blue snorkel sticking up. I can’t wait to see him in the ocean with things to see other than the bottom of the pool.

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