It was a great week. Last Saturday I flew to California to spend a few days of Lyric's (rare) vacation with her. While we hadn't planned a hugely active week, we were immediately slowed down by a sinus infection she woke up with on my first morning there. No matter...we made the most of the days anyway by filling her freezer with meals...cooked a little each day and in short order we had a couple dozen chicken, pork, and beef meals stored away. We also watched our usual stash of movies (DO see The Bucket List), a little bit of shopping, and a whole lot of HGTV. All in all, a pretty good little vacation considering the sickness she was trying to fight off!
I got home just in time to unpack and be present for the second Fab Friday Co-op, and it went off just as smoothly as the first. It's turning out to be something all of us enjoy immensely! Next was the birthday/Pirate Day (pictures below)...I'm sure Pirate Day is an acquired taste and not all of our friends share our sense of humor, but we had a blast!
Then last night we went out as a family to a high school football game, thanks to the free tickets provided by our friends with a special connection to one of our area schools. I love the atmosphere of football games, and though none compares to a Fighting Irish game, this one was fun indeed!
I missed the cool front that came in while I was away, but the weather has definitely turned cooler in the past couple of weeks. We're enjoying our deck and having the windows open occasionally, and I'm looking longingly at the sweaters and boots in my closet. Soon, soon...
Sky Harbor airport is vastly preferable to McCarran. Go there instead.
The Papa will be doing a whole lot of traveling this fall: one trip to Las Vegas and two to Hawaii before Thanksgiving. So now tell me what you think--don't you agree that a loving wife would drop what she's doing and agree to make the sacrifice to be with her husband on at least ONE of these trips? Yes, that's what I knew you'd say, and so I've reserved a flight to Honolulu at the end of October. No, I'm not looking forward to it at all, especially not the water-view room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for a week. But I do love that guy, and there's nothing I'm not prepared to do to make him happy.
While I was in California, Lyric got me hooked on Dunkin' Donuts coffee. I'd heard raves about this coffee from EVERYwhere but this was my first taste. It's the closest "smoothness" I've ever tasted to pure Kona. Yeah, very special. Don't know what it is, but it beats Starbucks by a mile!
I'm not a BIT envious of the fact that my Virginia girls got to go apple and berry picking without me yesterday. I'm SURE they're going to put pics on their blogs.
San Antonio Public Library cards now expire after a year. Mine didn't say that anywhere on it. I kept one for 14 years and it never expired. And I'm now persona non grata. I'll need to take care of that this week.
Other tasks for the week: buy a new dryer. Locate a really great basketball goal. Get a haircut. Take a load of books to the...the....I don't know, ANYwhere! Want some?
And...I have a hoard of books to read and listen to! Lord, please don't let me die before I get everything read! (Will there be a Kindle in heaven?)
Have a great week!