I had Lucy home with me because of an minor eye injury she received on Monday, so she and I met with a friend to pray, went to Bible study as usual. She was curled up on my lap for most the time, with her eyes closed; but I could hear her very quietly humming "Happy Birthday". Sometimes she is so cute I can't stand it.
We met up with John for lunch and browsed a bit in a used book store. I could do that for hours.
Later we picked up the boys at school. They go to school in one of Boston's most beautiful neighborhoods. I thought I would show you a bit of what it's like there.
First, here is an example of a beautifully curated window box. These are a common sight in this 'hood. People have gardeners just for their window boxes.
Here's an example of a sad little window box that deserves our pity. What the?! Dried up holly sprigs? Is this left over from last Christmas, or is it a really early display for this year? So confusing!
Here are some other sights from the afternoon; pretty typical around these parts.
Did you guys pop out of bed so early on Monday morning? I did. At 4:30 I was up for the day, and feeling great. That's what the old "fall back" time change will do for you. Sadly, the benefits of that extra hour seemed to last only a day. Yesterday, I was dragging myself out of bed at 5, as usual! What?! In any case, I am enjoying the LIGHT in the morning. The trade-off is that it is practically dark by 4 pm. Sigh. The early sunset did allow me to get this pic, though. I like the deep V in the middle.
We all went to dinner as a family for "Mexican" food. It's the best you can get around here. I am so thankful for all my people and glad to have birthdays with them. See, I always feel like I should be with the whole family for my birthday so that the children don't feel forgotten. John, on the other hand, has no problem leaving them and going out for a romantic, fancy dinner for two. How do you handle this one?
Then on the way home, John dropped me off to do a little birthday shopping with a gift card I received. Yay! A night off from putting people to bed! The only problem was what you see below. See if you can tell me what is wrong with these pictures.
If you said that all you see are the colors cream, brown, black and BORING you are correct! So so so so dull. They must be in a rough patch. I usually find lots of fun things at this store, but it can be hit or miss. It's okay, I found a YELLOW jacket that was calling my name.
Then we all came home. In addition to several wonderful birthday cards, I received this. Finally! This is the question I've been asking myself for YEARS!
Exactly! WHAT am I supposed to do about him?! I wish someone would tell ME!
Finally, I leave you with a classic birthday video. I was sent this a few years ago by my friend, Karen, who also has three boys. We love this video and maybe one or two of you will, too.