Awhile back I had posted about the number of birthdays coming up this summer with a good number of them in June and Jamie's towards the end of July. When I wrote that post, I also was lamenting that Jamie wouldn't be coming home to Connecticut this summer to spend her 15th birthday here with me.
I was none too happy about that whole idea, especially considering that with rising gas prices I wasn't sure what airline tickets were going to look like come Christmas-time or next summer so what were the chances of her getting up here either of those times if she didn't come up this summer? Add on the fact that the idea of not seeing my youngest child for over a year was completely unacceptable to me and there was nothing for it but for me to find a way to buy a ticket for her to fly out.
So, what do I usually do in times of need like this? How does an almost-50 year old single mom handle these sorts of things? Easy - I picked up the phone and called my Mom and asked for her assistance in getting Jamie a ticket to come home! Sigh ... 50 years old and I'm still calling my mother to bail me out ... how pathetic is that?
I talked Mom into splitting the cost of a ticket with me for Jamie's birthday so she'll be flying up late next Thursday night in time for the fireworks here in Norwich on the 5th of July and staying through until July 30th. Which means she'll be here for her 15th birthday one month from today on the 26th of July. Yay!
I've been thinking about some fun things we can do while Jamie is here that aren't going to break what's left of the bank, one of which may be a trip up to Boston to visit Ms. Maggie Moo along with that duck tour we had talked about going on last time I was up there. I figure it's about time someone in the blogosphere met my other daughter and I'm pretty sure Mags can handle it!
Any other thoughts for fun things that don't cost much? I'm open to suggestions!