If you were meeting me here at my house for coffee this afternoon... you probably would have been waiting in the driveway for me. It took me forever to get home from work! I'm not sure there are cars left in any other state (and the other day I heard that there are no more rental cars available in this state!) and then it started pouring down rain. You would have thought it was snow with all of the brake lights and half the speed limit! But after a string of eleven perfect weather days... and some great ones leading up to them... perhaps the rain is as foreign to us as snow. I finally did make it home, and the rain seems to have all but stopped.... so I think Camden will make it home from school without my help. And if there are just a few raindrops. he will be thrilled to ride his bike through them.
So here we'd be... sipping warm delicious coffee. I'd invite you into the kitchen while I finished up a dessert for tonight's band booster meeting. I hope it'll be good... I never made it before! But I found the recipe here, and I'm hoping no one will be injured in the stampede! At tonight's meeting I am going to be brave... and put my name in for vice president for next year. Being secretary was way out of my comfort zone... and this is far beyond even that. But I think I can do it... I think I might even be good at it. And next year both Laura & Cam will be in marching band. I'm both excited and in a state of disbelief. This will be it... our one overlapping year. From the beginning we said we'd be very involved... because our family would be a part of it for seven years.
Oh HI Cam! Yes, he made it home. Just a little wet. And if you were here, you'd smile, then he'd smile... and you would melt.
This weekend he & Eric camped with the Boy Scout troop. I did get to missing them... but Laura and I had some great time together. We poked through the bookstore, shared a great conversation over dinner, and... spent two hours watching the waves and the birds.
With books and beach chairs and shoes that slipped off in the sand... we sat and enjoyed the afternoon as it stretched into evening. As the sun set, I stood in it's glow, just beyond ankle-deep in the waves... and a dolphin swam right on by under the sun. And as the sun melted into the sea, and the water rushed around my feet... my heart couldn't help but worship. It really was a beautiful weekend.
Thanks for stopping by today... sharing coffee and conversation with a friend is one of my favorite ways to spend the afternoon. If you need another cup... hop on over to Amy's Lucky Number 13. there is always plenty of coffee to go around!