...things will give the wife a hard time!
1. Still waiting on a call from the repairman to fix a giant hole in my kitchen ceiling.
2. Giant spider on back (enclosed) porch. Dog got in the way when I finally got brave enough to hit the spider with a newspaper, so IT'S STILL IN THE HOUSE, SCUTTLING ABOUT ON ITS 8 UGLY LEGS=:o
3. Car sounded cranky yesterday but seemed fine this morning, so off we went to church. Result: dead battery after 2nd service. Thank you Scott and Alan.
4. Lost network connection yesterday, but I fixed that one myself.
Anyway, I miss B and Molly, but I'm still happy they are doing this special work. The repair man wouldn't come any faster, and I know that many good things will result from their spending time with the churches and helping their efforts in Jamaica.
I had a lovely birthday yesterday, shopping with Jackie followed by lunch with Jackie, Nancy, and Glynda. I then spent the afternoon with my darling birthday granddaughter and namesake, Emma the Great. Since we share our birthday, and since yesterday was such a lovely birthday, I'm making it my last. Emma can have June 14 all to herself! I will confine myself to honoring Flag Day and shopping for Emma gifts. Oh, and continuing to age, since I can't actually do anything about that.
Thanks to everyone who made my day such a good one, starting with my whole family who celebrated with me at the Cheesecake Factory on Friday night. It's been a great long celebration.
I had a fun girl's day out planned with my sister-in-law, who unfortunately had to cancel because she woke up with a killer migraine. In her case they really are killer--she made a trip to the Dr. to get relief.
Outlet mall day was out, right? No!! my very sweet husband took pity on me (not that pity is what I was looking for, really. In fact it is a little bit annoying) and decided we could go together. So we dressed up with the appropriate shoes and took off. It was fun, and since he was with me we didn't stay all day until the point of exhaustion to both body and bank account. We got a few xmas gifts (Emma, you lucky baby!) and some chocolate covered cherries for us at Harry and David.
We headed back to New Braunfels to try Schobel's On the River. Many years ago, when we were traveling back and forth from Austin, we stopped at Schobel's in Columbus with Zach and later the oldest 3 when we would go back to visit friends. Well, this place has a similar, home-cooking menu, affordable prices, and a fantastic patio on the river. The day was perfectly gorgeous and we sat there for quite a while, just talking and then just sitting and taking in the day.
Home again--I took a nap! What could be better than that? Thank you, Brian. I think the next 33 years should be good.
School is nuts. I'm not working enough days to keep up, but I really don't want to jump back to full time.
Last week we had a gospel meeting. Sun-Tues was great (D. Banning speaking) and then I flew to Minneapolis for a big Assistive Technology conference and didn't come home until Saturday evening. You can imagine the laundry and general disarray that comes from that. However, it was a great conference and I got some much needed inspiration to keep working with my students.
Sunday we helped Payton move to Kerrville.
Monday I went back to work. Need I say more?
My day off this week is today, Wednesday, and I'm in N.B. with beautiful Emma. She has had a lovely low-key day, possibly getting over the trauma of getting weighed and immunized yesterday. Right now she's just stretched out on her play mat, sucking her thumb and relaxing quietly. Bath-time next, which should be lots of fun. I haven't seen her take a bath since she discovered the joy of splashing.
I sometimes wonder what I would do if I didn't have the bustle and craziness of my current life. Do you ever wish for a boring day...week...year?