I got over that illness pretty fast with the help of an antibiotic. The weather has remained absolutely beautiful — well except for last Saturday (a week ago) it rained all day. Then Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and today — gorgeous! Soon we’ll be needing some rain, but how wonderful that we’ve had as much nice sunny warm weather as we have. Here’s something I never thought I’d say, the pool is almost too warm. Unfortunate for Tom who is training for the swimming leg of a triathlon. He has to practice swimming in a wetsuit because the lake will be c-o-l-d. Or at least it was supposed to be cold, but considering this weather it’s not going to be that cold. Oh well, new experience. But the pool water is awfully warm for vigorous swimming.
We thoroughly enjoyed having some of our kids for the weekend. The new baby (coming up on 3 months) is a big’un. As his daddy said, he’s tipping the fat baby scales. And of course he’s so sweet and cute. Big brother is 3 and chatty as can be, and good, and smart 😉 and wonderful. He sat with me in church today while his daddy was preaching and he had something important to ask his dad. So periodically he say in a really loud whisper, “hey, Dad? Daddy?” And I’d have to remind him that Daddy couldn’t talk to him right now. So he waited, but he didn’t forget what it was that he wanted to ask, and as soon as Daddy was finished he scooted up there and asked his question. It had to do with something his dad said at the beginning of the message. The kid doesn’t miss much.
It was a good weekend all around. I got to play with the kids. The guys and Mel got to go fishing, My daughter-in-law got to visit with her sister. We grilled out — burgers, hot dogs, and the big fish that David caught. (Mel caught a fish too. Hmmmm what did they do with that fishy? I bet she didn’t want us to eat it. Catch and release is my guess.)