Saturday, August 19, 2006

Birthday Shopping Of Sorts

"Georgia has the fastest-growing illegal immigrant population in the nation, more than doubling in the last five years, according to a federal report released Friday.

From 2000-2005, Georgia's population of illegal immigrants jumped to an estimated 470,000, an increase of 114 percent, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security report said.

The increase far eclipsed the state with the next-fastest growth — Arizona — which had an increase of 45 percent."

I thought I'd noticed a change around here lately, hearing Spanish everywhere that I go like yard sales, Goodwill, various grocery stores and Wal-Mart.

We've had major end-of-the school week meltdowns, I've never seen, nor heard, so much fussing and squabbling, screaming and hollering fights as last night at the pool.

Vanessa is turning 16 and Lily's turning 9 this weekend so I just took Lily to an art store and Vanessa to get new clothes. Vanessa had already scored at yard sales, spending $6 of my dollars and buying 6 cool purses to add to her already huge, but accumulated at yard sales, collection.

Lily found more art supplies and I got more Hardy Boy books for Chuy. Vanessa's darling friend, Hannah, spent the night and had a blast with us during our treasure hunting expedition all over the county.

Our entire house was rocking by 5:30 this morning as the Bubbas were glad it was Saturday, and I needed to get Miriam and Joey to work by 6 for their breakfast shift. Yolie's picking them up as Joey has been helping over at her house and he's going to join them for a cookout with Chuck's parents thereby allowing me to take Vanessa and Hannah to the dollar theater to finish celebrating her birthday...which technically is Tuesday but we'll celebrate for a few days.