...I didn't get out to the beach, but the kids did.
...I didn't get to go to a movie downtown, but I did get to play Scrabble with Mom and Hope and Steve. I can go to the movies anytime.
...Jake got his blessing.
...Mom, Kait, Ez, Eden, and I went shopping on Monday until I couldn't stand it anymore! I'm not really much of a shopper.
...The trees are changing in the marshy areas. The ones on the roadside are getting that yellowish cast to them. They'll be really incredible in a few more weeks.
...I bought some new apples at the grocery store--a hybrid variety called JonaMacs. They were good. Mom bought some Duchess from an orchard. The orchards look like they're loaded!
...Hope and I are now thoroughly sealed to our parents. I don't know the words to express how I feel about it, so I won't.
...I took the kids to the fair (again, see below).
It's hard to leave--again.