I’d like to say that we had a lovely day yesterday at home to wrap up our holiday break. And it WAS nice, for the first half. There was even the cute moment above, when Emma was reviewing her sight words and after she said each one, Charlotte would repeat it. They had a little rhythm going.
But then Charlotte wouldn’t nap and then basically wanted to be physically on top of me from about 2:30 until bedtime, and that starts to drive me crazy after an hour or two and I become SUPER pleasant to be around.
I keep thinking she is exiting the clingy stage. And I keep being TOTALLY WRONG.
I did get some fun news to cheer me up yesterday evening though — I won the prize in the Gypsy Wife sew along! Angie of Gnome Angel was the host, and her husband picked my quilt as the winner! So that was super exciting, and I can’t wait to go on a little shopping spree at the Amitie Textiles website.
My brother got me a Google Home Mini for Christmas and we’ve been having fun seeing what it can do. Emma loves to ask it to tell us a joke. I like asking it what the temperature is outside. Charlotte likes saying “hey Google” but it’s in no way, shape or form clear enough for the device to understand her.
Brian also gave me one smart plug, but I haven’t set that up yet so we haven’t been able to have any fun with having it turns our lights on and off. Soon though!
Our flight back to Houston on Saturday night landed at 8:45, so by the time we got back to the house it was after 10:00. The girls had fallen asleep in the car, so we got them inside and in bed, and then Jose and I unloaded the rest of the suitcases and backpacks and coats and stroller. Amidst all that, neither one of us remembered to lock the car.
We probably would never have noticed this on any other night, but Saturday night also happened to be the night some punk(s) went through the neighborhood breaking into cars. When we came out on Sunday to head to the grocery store, the trunk was popped slightly open. I figured we hadn’t closed it well enough, but then I noticed the glove box was open and stuff was strewn all over the passenger seat.
So yeah, our car got “broken” into, although since it was unlocked, there wasn’t any damage and since there was nothing of value inside, joke’s on the thief. Jose’s pretty sure there were a couple old CDs in the center console that got taken, but nothing more than that.
(And really? Who steals CDs? They have, like, zero value anymore!)
I looked on NextDoor and found at least 3-4 other mentions of car vandalism Saturday night. It wasn’t clear whether all of those cars were locked or not, but our other car was locked, and there was no sign of any attempt to get inside that one. I figure it was just some jerk being opportunistic — trying all the door handles up and down the street to see which cars were open.
It’s disconcerting to know that someone was messing around our cars and driveway in the middle of the night while we were all asleep inside…but I also recognize that it’s probably not the first time. I’m just thankful that the only consequences were a couple CDs and our general annoyance, rather than anything worse.