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.
Once in a while you just have to look at your kids and go, WOW, did we start that?
Love you, Robin and Jeff. Thanks for taking after your mom.
P.S. I also happen to be blessed with wonderful daughter-in-law Jennifer and wonderful son-in-law Tim. Who could ask for more?
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.
BULLETIN: Happy birthday to Tim Williams, my very favorite son-in-law in the world!
The remake of the poetry collection I mentioned is coming along well. Some of the poems are lending themselves to revision while others are being replaced with new ones. At the rate it’s going I should finish the poems by the end of next week and get a start on the additional 100-word prose pieces that will accompany each one.
Just received another note from a participant in the upcoming poetry workshop sixteen days from now. I don’t know if anyone else will sign up at the last minute, but we have a good group.
I have a meeting this afternoon and a birthday party at our house this evening. The rest of the day I’ll work. Not a bad way to end the week!