Hi Company Girls - I'm glad you could drop by today. It's over 100 F in the shade, so I hope you are ready for something tall and cold. I'm having iced sweet tea with lemon and a fresh baked cookie. I was crazy to turn on the oven in this heat, I know, but I had no choice. The cookie jar was empty and the boys could not begin thier adventure today without Mama's cookies for the trip! I'm thinking about having ice cream for supper since the boys are out and Dreamer is still at Poppa and Grammy's house!
It's been a busy day. I started with ironing the Historians shirts, two loads of laundry out on the line and errands to the library, the Habitat for Humanity Restore, and playing 'personal shopper' for the Historian. When we got home at noon we had lunch and did a quick cleaning of the van before heading out for another physical therapy session for my tendinitis and then to the grocery store for provisions. When we got home we filled the cooler with drinks and ice, and the Storyteller got in his swimsuit and 'washed' the van while I made cookies. Frankly, if it had not been necessary, I would not have stepped one foot out my door today - this heat is debilitating for me. I drank three large bottles of our ice cold water and kept thanking the Lord for His provision of strength and a/c!
Now, after rushing about to get final trip preparations made, I am finally sitting down. I'm trying to work up the courage to go out and get the clothes off the line, but it is still soooo hot. To hot for me! I hope the dog doesn't want out any time soon because since I am on solo Bailey duty, I can't send someone else out with her!
This really tickled my funny bone today - I was 'personal shopper' for the Historian because I was afraid that if I washed his running shoes again, they would completely fall to pieces! My Historian hates shopping for shoes and he has been putting it off for months. I think at times he would rather have all his teeth pulled than go shopping, so we went shoe shopping for him. Storyteller and I took the three pairs that they had in his size (and our budget) and brought them to the office for a quick trying on. Thankfully one pair suited and we took the others back right away, since their return policy is pretty poor.
Here's the funny part: I had to put these shoes together! I am old enough to remember when the shoes came with their laces separate and we actually had to put in our own laces. Yes, I'm very old. I can't remember when the shoe industry began to think that consumers were too dumb to lace sneakers and started to do that dreadful chore for us, but it has been years since a new pair of shoes needed any sort of assembly for me! I guess Nike has decided that the men of America can handle a little 'peel and stick' assembly. The arch support was not in place and came with directions in 4 languages as far as placement and adherence! Too funny! It made me giggle anyway - or perhaps it's just the heat!
One more sip of iced tea and I'll get those clothes in before they fade any more! I hope you have a great weekend - thanks for stopping by. I'm praying for safety for my family this weekend and I'd appreciate you lifting them up as well. The Historian will log in over 1300 miles in just two days to bring our sweet Dreamer home. I'll be enjoying some peace and quiet.