I really love the feeling of sand between my toes, but forgot to leave my flip flops in the car today when we headed out toward the beach this afternoon. I decided I'd rather hold Toben's hand than carry my shoes. (Besides, I'm loving the flowers on my toes from my pedicure last week and want them to last as long as possible!) I figure I've made it to local status since I had on sweat pants and a sweatshirt while other people were wearing swimsuits.
After church I got to go to the driving range with Toben and Audrey and watch her hit balls. She's doing really well and Toben is a great teacher. I would not be nearly so patient. She hits a ball, wanders around, talks for a while, goes to get a drink, hits another ball, wanders some more, sits in the grass, talks to herself, finds a ladybug, gets another drink...and so it goes. He's such a good dad to be so patient with her and to let her go at her own pace and to praise her when she does well.
From there we had lunch at Jim and Susan's and it was fun to see them for the first time in a couple of weeks.
Look at this basket of goodies Susan had for me. That's 16 skeins of alpaca wool (10 gray and 6 pale blue) and a vintage apron. The yarn was marked at $3 for the lot at a church sale yesterday! I told her she needs to call me before she goes adventuring like that again. I usually pride myself on finding a good deal, but she's in another class altogether!
It seems like there are lots of birthdays, babies, and so on coming up in May...I'm staying home tomorrow to do laundry, plow my way through the ironing pile, and be crafty. I sat down today to come up with a plan of action and I'm ready to begin tomorrow with baby things. It's always good to start small! Plus I need some more time to come up with a few more ideas for some of the people on my list.