I’m a grown up now…

I don’t know if I’ve ever explained the name of this blog. I sort of assumed everyone would figure it out, which I I kind of am sure you did. But anyway, it’s a spin off of “I’m a big kid now,” which is the ad campaign for Pull-Ups. (Now that I write that out, I’m not sure if that was a very worthy inspiration…) And let me tell you, Internet. If I have ever felt like a grown up (which, honestly, isn’t often), it was today. It’s right now!

Today has been SO MUCH SO MUCH SO MUCH, but soooooo good. There were two-hour delays for cars and two-hour drives and lots of loading and unloading, and all on my own, but that’s sort of what is making all of this so remarkable: Me? An adult? A real, live, honest-to-goodness adult? Independence? You’re kidding me.

But along with the fun and pride that is being an adult, comes the stress and anxiety that is getting things done on your own. Like taking this:

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And making this:
(Whoa…it felt like WAY more when I was paying for it!)
After I waited around for a car (mine’s still acting wonky and Dad didn’t deem it safe for travel), made the drive, and unloaded, I got to GROCERY SHOP! It’s one of my favorite activities, and this was the very first time I got to do it for my very own fully-equipped kitchen! I’m not sure how high I rise on the Dork Scale for this one, but whatever. I love to grocery shop. Sadly, some of the joy was sort of sucked out because I really wasn’t feeling good the entire time. I realize now that it’s because I was SUPER hungry (I didn’t feel hungry, but I think that’s probably because of all of the heat). I’ve been up since 6, and I’d eaten a granola bar, a bowl of oatmeal, and two Larabars. (The Larabars did nothing to stave off my hunger, really, OBVIOUSLY, since I had to eat BOTH of the ones that I bought. And honestly, I wasn’t too impressed with the taste, anyway.) So I went through Wal-Mart both high on the joys of grocery shopping and struggling with feeling lightheaded and sick. Sheesh! When i got home, I attacked some food: I had a ton of hummus, celery & wheat thins + a big salad+ yogurt and fruit (Dad would be so happy with the yogurt and fruit…he is forever feeding me that when I visit.) I’m feeling much, much better now, which is excellent because I get to do this now:

Yeah, it’s going to be a long night, but organizing things is one of my strong points, so I think it will be fun. Just REALLY exhausting. Here’s to being a grown up, right?
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