There’s probably something wrong with the picture when I’m running out of steam at the end of Michael’s two days off – and that isn’t because of fun overload!
The camping last night really was fun, and we liked spending that time with our four junior campers as much as they were happy to hang out with us. I don’t have anything all that newsworthy to write about from last night, though I did end up cuddling with Michael. We were in our own sleeping bags, and we did have our chaperones, but then I could say the same about Naomi and Ethan; since they were next to each other and between Ehlana and Aiden.
Tai Chi by the river with the extra exercise buddies was great; so was breakfast in the sunroom; and then it was time for Michael to head home for the morning while I got ready for going to the lab with Mom, Violet, Dillon, and the twins. Some of us walked there and dropped off Naomi and Aiden along the way. Violet and Dillon are done with their summer jobs tomorrow, so I did a tour of the lab and heard the latest research news before moving on to the archives with Ethan. I spent the rest of the morning working on the family business; and then we headed home in time to have lunch at around twelve-thirty. Michael came over by the time I was dealing with the clean-up; and we went biking on our own for an hour or so before coming home again to go swimming with Ethan and Ehlana. We had time for an ice cream break at the Emporium after that; but then it was time for marching band practice at the school.
That went pretty well, but it was a bit on the hot side of things; and marching out in that heat wasn’t all that much fun. It was hot in the church sanctuary too; which is why we had our teen praise team practice in the music room because it’s in the new section of the church and is air conditioned now. We had to scale down the music a bit, since we didn’t set up the drums and just went with the keyboards and Michael’s guitar; but we were happy with the trade-off to get the cool instead. The only news I have from either practice is on the fund-raising side of things for the band. The fruit and vegetable boxes sales for the holiday weekend deliveries is looking good; and we’re pretty much set up for the snack booth we’ll be running at the park again on the Labor Day weekend. We’re getting parent-volunteers to help with the booth because we’ll also have the football game on Friday night and baseball games on the weekend, but then we have a fairly large group of parents on the volunteer list that was set up back in the spring; so it’s easy to get the extra help when we need it.
Michael and I went for a swim after we got back from the church, but he’s working the breakfast shift in the morning; and I have a busy day ahead with baseball practice and a going away dinner for Violet and Dillon to help with; so we decided not to stay up late again tonight. I had a visit with Mom, Dad, and the twins in the office after getting inside for the night; took care of getting Ethan and Ehlana tucked in to their beds; and then hopped into my Jacuzzi for a soak while multi-tasking a bit more family business work. I had that done by the time I was ready to get out of the tub; followed that up with a bedtime chat with Violet while Dillon was doing some packing to get ready to head for Woodvale on Thursday morning and then on to college on the weekend for their senior year; and once I have this report finished; it’s time to crash and nap for the rest of the night.
That is all of the news I have for today, so let’s consider that done!
Until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!