Here in Hot-Lanta it's an almost perfect weather day - 72 and sunny. I went outside a few minutes ago and picked half a dozen ripe tomatoes off the vine. I may have fresh tomatoes at Thanksgiving, if I can just remember to water.
Michael is riding his bike. I told him he couldn't NOT be outside on a beautiful afternoon like today.
Last night Rosie, one of the girls at the party, made the cutest remarks. She and her family have been wonderful neighbors for over 5 years. While the other kids were still running around outside, she came in and gasped when she saw all the food, and was just delighted with everything. I fixed her a cup of punch [white grape juice and gingerale] and she said "This is SO good!" A little later I was walking through the living room and she said with great enthusiasm, "I LIKE your idea of hospitality!" A bit later, the kids were all in the dining room, boys at one end, girls at the other, and nobody was talking. They were very self-consciously nibbling. They're all friends but it was silent - typical for 13-14 year olds. Finally Rosie [the youngest, at 12] said "OK! Just talk already! Let's liven things up!"
She volunteered to be mummified. The boy mummy had the misfortune of Mike and Colton forgetting air holes! Poor Clay was hollering HELP! I can't breathe! and I told Mike to punch a hole where his mouth was. Yikes. Who knew Charmin was so sturdy?!?
We got up and made it to Sunday school, but I didn't insist on church. I am having to bribe Mike with french toast every Sunday just to get him to go to Sunday School. I only insist on church about once a month.
Afterwards, we ran up to Goodwill, and as always, luck was with us. Next week is Mike's baptism. He tried on several suits and none of them fit. So suits are not feasible right now. He's between boy's and men's sizes. However, we found him a beautiful navy and white cotton sweater, and some nice black leather high top tennis shoes. So he's going to look fine next week for his baptism.
We then went to Publix for a few more groceries. I still forgot 3 important items. I am purely scatterbrained right now.
I feel very encouraged about Alesia. I was amazed at how normal she was last night.
I have to report for jury duty tomorrow morning at 8:15. I will need to leave the house at 7:30, right after I wake up Michael. Looking forward to that like a root canal.