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Whatnot – Week 28

Palm Springs

Hello, friends! Why do I have a photo of Palm Springs in this post? Because we are thinking of paying a visit again, this time after my son graduates. He usually joins us but Memorial Day weekend he was still working on school projects and the like so he had to stay behind. I love the easy feel of life there. It would be nice to visit again before he leaves. 

I am happy to report that we have decided to FLY to Missouri for my daughter’s move-in. Rental cars are an issue but we will be flying into Wichita and my son will pick us up and help us with move in. His AmeriCorps boss was very accommodating so HE will be our car for the week and he will stay with me at the hotel until I leave to return to California. Booking now was critical because the cost of travel is about to hit the roof. I saw it rise even in the one week I was on the fence. We will buy some things now to ship to him, and then the bulk of it will be purchased there. We are arriving two days before move-in to allow for that. I plan to hang around for the Family Welcome that Friday and then will leave Sunday just in case she and her roommate need any last minute items. 

I got the garage all cleaned out and made room for my son’s things. He will be back by this weekend. Hopefully. Not sure he can fit everything into his car. He will be here for about a month before he leaves for Kansas. Stuff like dental appts and the like need to be taken care of. I can totally relate to some of my friends now about all the tasks associated with moving and storing of furniture and dorm planning. My son’s move took little effort. 

As for reading, I had hoped to be done with Summer Darlings by this writing but not quite there. I should be done soon though. I need to pick up my book club read next, Go Tell It On The Mountain. That club meeting snuck up on me. 

Now that travel arrangements are made, I am hoping to settle down a little. I got myself all worked-up and actually asked my doc to prescribe something but she either promptly ignored me or forgot to type her reply because I am still waiting. 

That’s all I have. The weekend is up in the air. It would be nice to visit the Arboretum. Maybe I should look into that. 

Whatnot – Week 27

Palm Springs
Palm Springs

Hello, friends! This week is already a blur. We got to spend Memorial Day weekend in Palm Springs. Our son couldn’t join us but the three of us and the pup, took off for the desert. This photo is dark but I wanted to capture how beautiful the evenings were. Warm but the sky was so pretty. This was snapped while walking the pup. She just loves it there. 

Well, we have a high school graduate! The ceremony was last night and we were all so glad to have it be an in-person event. Only two from each family could be invited so my son watched from his home. He is in the middle of finals right now anyway. 

Next up, she has a week long training for her summer counselor job. She is pretty excited. Campers arrive June 14th! My son will be home for a little bit, by June 11th probably. We may need to head back with him to get some of his things because his new car can’t hold as much and he’s totally moving out since he will leave for Kansas mid-July. I really have to make room in our garage. There’s my motivation. 

I did a little reading while in Palm Springs but every time we hit the pool, all the lovely retired folks chatted with us and we spent hours just talking. It was so nice. My review of People We Meet On Vacation should be up this Friday but my posting schedule in general got pushed a bit. 

While in Palm Springs we watched The Woman in the Window on Netflix. The book was pretty good. The movie was too but a little different from the book. My daughter really enjoyed it. She likes those types of movies a lot. Suspense and a bit of mystery. 

That’s all I have. I need to start making a list of things that need to be done because I feel as if things are out of my hands and that bugs me. I am very much a planner but this year and last has thrown a lot out of whack. I know many of you can relate. 

I hope you are all reading something really good and that you had a little down time this past weekend. What was really cool in Palm Springs is that all these vintage war planes did fly overs while we happened to be at the pool. It was something to see.