Now, we are technically still under certain water restrictions because of the horrible drought we experienced last year...Remember this picture of the lake? So I called the water company, per The UIC's request, to see if we needed any permit to fill the pool. Our only stipulation from the water company is that it has to take place between Midnight and 10 AM. Good thing I'm not sleeping much right? I just wonder how many of these midnight to 10's it's actually going to take to fill the thing? Maybe I'll get the deer (who seem to enjoy the midnight buffet in the garden) to join me and keep me company. Or I'll actually watch a movie! Woot!
In other news, I have decided to commit myself to taking the College Level Placement Exam (or that darned CLEP as I call it around here) by the 25th of this month. I feel that if I don't just go ahead and commit to a date, I'll never make myself take the test and that means I'll be back on the dreaded campus in the fall. So I'm going to be spending a lot of time studying science. Yawn.
Anybody stateside got big plans for the Fourth? We haven't finalized what we are doing yet. I know I'll end up doing way too much cooking...I made the grocery run for the supplies today ...but forgot to get chocolate syrup for the ice dreamy cake. I'm thinking we might load up and go to the parade in the morning - which we have never done before. When The Doodlebug was a little girl, I would always take her to this fountain in town and take her picture. I'm planning on doing that tomorrow as well.
Oh, and she gets her braces in about a week and a half. We're eating lots of popcorn till then! I think she believes that 18 months with no popcorn is like serving a life sentence. I just can't wait to watch the transformation that she'll go through - she's already changed so much recently with growing so tall and getting the hair cut and ears pierced. My baby is not a baby anymore...
I hope you have a wonderful day - go outside and play in the sunshine :) It'll do a body good.