Somebody reached the important lucky number 7 milestone Saturday. My baby J is now 7. We celebrated quietly Saturday with a few presents, then had a rambunctious party Sunday afternoon with 6 cousins and 10 or so friends and accompanying family members.
Might be important to note: Legoland South Texas just might be opening in a few weeks. Only Legoland could possibly have more Legos than we have here....good thing I like them too!
Something to ponder: The man who refused to allow his daughters to own a skateboard (because what - one of them might mess up her ankle?) bought his grandson (with an existing brain issue) a bike ramp. Way to encourage the Evil Knievel-ness around here, Big Mike. * You may note that the birthday boy is wearing a helmet - he is just a safety conscious Evil Knievel.
This morning has been spent at physical therapy and running errands. Time to pull the house back together and try to erode the small mountain of laundry that just never goes away.
Yesterday, I went with my mother-in-law to Houston. Kay had her annual follow-up at M.D. Anderson (and had a great report) and I thought I could get in a bit of shopping.
Change of plans for me, however. We were so close to The Museum of Fine Arts, so I decided to spend some time there. A bonus was the free admission day.
I love museums - the peace, the quiet, the expanse of space, the contemplation. Being able to hear myself breathe. Oh, and the art. I like it too. Well, some of it. I am no art connoisseur; I only know what appeals to me.
We rarely have extended periods of cold weather way down here. A cold front will blow through, keep us chilled at 50 degrees or so, then said cold front will back up as a warm front with windy humid days.
Last week, we had a delightful cold front hit us. And the temps have stayed below 70. In the 50s, even. Brrrrr. For us. I say "us" - after 13 years of living in South Texas, my blood has thinned. Highs below 70? Start the fire, sip some hot tea, and throw on a turtleneck.
When the cold fronts have come through, it had typically been in the dead of night and without a hint of moisture. So last week I enjoyed the blue norther that came in the morning.
Off to continue enjoying the cool while it lasts - it will be back to 80 before we know it.