This may not really be exciting for many people, but we were very excited to be able to go to the grocery store and shop with a cart, not just a basket!! This week, some of our new friends from church are on vacation and they asked if we would like to borrow their other car for the week. We are thrilled to have a little more freedom for the week as we have been taking the bus and walking everywhere that we need to go. Here is how our week has looked like with the car
Saturday - leave it parked on the street because we're too tired to actually go do anything on our first day of vacation (I was actually tempted to have Wayne just drive me around some just because we had it, but I thought that might be a little silly)
Sunday - drive to church for the first time by ourselves, get lost, and be 10 minutes late. We found out that roads are not really marked very well, and most of them change names 3 or 4 times in a mile.
Monday - go to the big grocery store (which is only a 10 minute walk) and buy a whole cartload of groceries (and I mean a cartload, it was almost overflowing). Some of our more exciting purchases - toilet paper and paper towels (it's hard to carry them both back and pull a cart with groceries and push a stroller), lots of canned goods and spaghetti sauce, 6 liters of milk, and 80 diapers!
Tuesday - another IKEA run is planned, but this time it should only take a couple of hours max as it is only a 15 minute drive (but a 45 minute to an hour bus ride).
Wednesday - we're headed on a quick trip to Normandy, home of the famous D-day beaches.
Friday - we might be so tired from our vacation by then that we'll need to rest at home all day.
Saturday - I'm sure I'll come up with something, just not sure what yet.
Sunday - back to church, this time without getting lost, to return our treasure to our friends.
My cupboard stuffed with canned goods (and a few cookies and some chocolate to balance things out)
And the rest of our treasures (hmmm...never thought I'd call toilet paper a treasure)