Family members have arrived in town because we are kicking off Harper's week of birthday celebration tomorrow. Uncle Joe and my parents, sister, and sister-in-law were here for dinner this evening. One birthday present to me was that I didn't have to cook (for today). I also received some gifts this evening. I have two new Christmas CDs (before long it will be time for the giveaway!) and some new shirts from Land's End. I also got a new wool "swing coat" from my very generous parents. It has been a long time since I've had a nice coat to wear for church or other occasions that require me to go beyond my old fleece. It was the perfect type of gift because I can really use it, but would have had a difficult time spending that much money on something for myself.
Tonight I've been baking and preparing meat for the tacos we'll eat tomorrow. For our family celebration Harper requested brownies - so no cake drama this year. I'm very thankful to have a little break from that.
I'm barely able to keep my eyes open enough to create coherent sentences here, but I'm keeping the streak alive.
(Michael is talking, loudly, in his sleep about Clifford the Big Red Dog.)
Back tomorrow, maybe with birthday party pictures?