I spent much of today working on the laundry. I know - you don't want to hear it. Don't worry, I'm not caught up yet. In order to make space I have to rearrange drawers once again. But not today.
In between - not much of anything. Early this evening I took Tim (younger son) over to their old house to pick up what we hope is the last of their belongings. Jim left for San Diego before he could finish it all. I picked up some milk, etc. at the same time and we stopped for a sandwich before I dropped him back off.
Jim's called me several times since he left. Once to ask the population of El Centro (around 40,000) where he'll be stationed, once I think I mentioned before to tell me he was passing the baseball stadium in San Diego, and then to ask me what desert he was in (Mojave?). He was headed for the nearest Barnes & Noble (Yuma, AZ), about a 45 minute drive from El Centro and a long way to go just to use his employee discount. (It's good as long as he's on military leave).
He called me once when he was living and working in Bakersfield (he managed the bar at the Red Lion) to ask who played tight end for the SF 49ers (pro football). I said Brent Jones (no computer then, I just knew). Bar bet? Nope, just some guy trying to remember who it was and Jim drawing a blank as well. The guy asked him if he called a sports desk at a newspaper. "Nope, I called my mommy". Some things never change but at least he didn't wait until 2:00 a.m. to do it. Tim does it too. I have this annoying memory for useless information which crowds out the memory of where I put my coffee cup last.
Nobody's asleep yet. Elcie's listening to music in the living room and the other two are across the street on the front porch with their friends (and the telephone). I'll call them home in a few more minutes. Meantime I can see them from my front door and there's an adult out there with them. Update - they're in and sound asleep.
Maybe tomorrow we'll start edging back toward a school schedule. This is the first year we haven't stayed with their earlier bedtime but for most of the summer it's been too hot to sleep until at least 11.
There's a recipe post right below this one. I thought I'd published it yesterday and realized a few minutes ago that I'd missed a tiny bit of code in the link. Oops.
My Giants won. Amazing. Crawling back up out of the cellar again. I still think my presence at the game a couple of weeks ago jinxed them.
Hi to Kristen a working mom from Home on the Fringe.
And belated hi to Kendra Lynn of Michigan, mom of two little girls.
And thanks as usual for all the comments.
Take care everyone.