Yesterday Robin, Tim, and grandson Kris bid us farewell and flew back home. We loved having them with us for a wonderful week, something we look forward to each year. Here’s part of the group gathered around the pool for one last dip.
This morning I think I can finish my notes for ILA and get back to a manuscript I’m working on with Jane Yolen. This afternoon I hope to take Sandy shopping. Should be another good day.
I’ve been wanting homemade ice cream all summer and this morning Sandy finally found the recipe she’s been looking for tucked into one of her cookbooks. Hooray! This afternoon I’ll go to the store for the ingredients and then get out the electric freezer. When Robin, Tim, and maybe Kris come over for dinner this evening, we’ll have the ice cream for desert!
Yesterday Sandy and I worked for hours getting the patio vacuumed and the leaves out of the pool. I turned up the heater so the water should be perfect for an afternoon swim. It’s going to be a beautiful day for a fall family pool party.
Today we celebrate our grandson’s birthday. Therefore, we’ll party hearty in Kris Williams’ honor.
Not that we haven’t been taking advantage of every excuse to party. Thursday night, for example, was Fish Taco Night, thanks to the combined talents of Jeff, Josie, Tim, and all the little people who did what they could to help. Jeff prepared fish and shrimp. Josie toasted the taco shells, prepared a rice dish, and fixed fantastic salsa dishes. Tim cooked the corn. I made Margaritas. People everywhere I tell you! It was some party!