I am writing this on Saturday afternoon, because we are expecting company this evening. Mom and Dad are away having fun with friends this weekend, and so we took the opportunity to have people over for food, conversation, and perhaps some board games. I’ve spent most of the day straightening up the house and preparing food: Parmesan bacon Ritz bites; bacon-wrapped Little Smokies (because you can never have too much bacon, right?); my own secret salsa con queso dip recipe with corn chips; veggies and Ranch dip; and brownies. Not sure what board games we will play – if any – but it will just be nice having some people over for conversation and fellowship.
Noah’s wisdom teeth extraction went extremely well. The kid is a trouper! I gave him a pain pill the night of so that he wouldn’t wake up in pain, but after that he didn’t want any pain meds, not even ibuprofen. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. He ate some (soft) pizza last night, and was very happy to finally have a full tummy – pudding, scrambled eggs, chicken noodle soup, yogurt, and ice cream only go so far. I’m hoping when Natalie has hers out next month that she will have as good an experience.
More lesson planning on board for this upcoming week, plus an orthodontist appointment. I also need to find someone to cut the boys’ hair, as our usual hairdresser had an accident on her horse and is out of commission for a few weeks. I hate trying to find someone else when she does it exactly right every time!
I did manage to get some reading in this week, which was really, really nice.
Currently reading: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and The Major’s Daughter by J.P. Francis
Recently finished reading: The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman; The Good Girl by Mary Kubica; and Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics, edited by Chris Duffy
Watching: We watched the first episode of the new TNT series Legends, starring Sean Bean, whom I adore. It seems promising. We didn’t do movie night last Sunday as we headed to the lake instead. Not sure what we’ll be watching tonight. Oh, the boys and I did watch an episode of Sherlock, too, and Kevin and I watched a few episodes of season five of Justified.
Can you believe August is halfway over? I am so not ready for September! What are you reading or watching or doing today?