1. We started the day by scarfing down politely eating our lemon mint white chocolate bread from Styria, a Denver bakery that has a booth at the farmers' market here in Cheyenne. I don't even like white chocolate but that didn't stop me, because it was fantastic.
2. Bridget, painting.
3. Gracie, reading The Sorcerer's Stone. She is enjoying the world of Harry Potter very much, but insists on reading it downstairs because she gets scared out of her wits sometimes while reading. Because we were done with her shushing us in the living room, I set her up to read on the computer chair. The jury is still out on whether she'll be able to manage the next book.
4. Matt's new "ball shoes." They're actually running shoes, but when he was little he called tennis shoes "ball shoes."
5. Do you see that shiny, clean desk? This was cleaning up day, and the desk was high on the list for things that needed cleaning up.
6. And whew, cleaning up that desk wore me out. Nothing like a Dr Pepper break, though.
7. Why yes, it was 2:53 pm and I was still in my pajamas. But let me tell you how much better the house was beginning to look at 2:53 pm. A summer of house neglect = horrifyingly dusty, cluttered corners and surfaces.
8. Matt and Maddie went on a daddy-daughter fishing date about 3:30, and didn't return until 8:30. We scarfed down politely shared their catch in less than ten minutes after it was cooked up. Mmmmmm, perch.
9. I am trying to come to terms with our out-of-control Russian Sage. I see lots of Russian Sage in town that is lovely and not-out-of-control, but we just have two random plantings of it and it mostly looks overgrown and silly. I managed to capture it looking fine in this picture, but really it's just a matter of time before it lays down across the sidewalk because of the weight of its out-of-control-ness.
10. There was a great Lego take-down this afternoon. Time for new building!
11. Cleaning soundtrack: Langhorne Slim and the Law, The Way We Move. Check it out.
12. Gracie, Bridget and I had corn on the cob, roasted potatoes, and watermelon for dinner. (With a late dessert of perch, of course). I could eat that dinner every single night—that is, until soup season.
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