Friday, May 23rd, 2008


We were so glad to see the sun come out today.  I was so excited to see it that I almost managed to get myself so worked up that I couldn’t get anything done.  Does that ever happen to you?  The errands pile up in an insurmountable heap against other more pleasant things that you could be doing.  For me, the worst is having these sort of non-essential errands that always seem to need tending to at the same moment that a friend is calling to play or that an actual errand needs to be run and whatever these things are that I have to do are on complete opposite ends of the city.  That was me today.  Wendy called to see if Chase wanted to play but I had to pick up these PMBR books I bought on Craig’s List and that I’d already put off picking up all week.  The books, of course, were located in Canton and required money from the bank which, of course, is located in Towson and here I am somewhere in between.  My two destinations couldn’t possibly have been farther apart and the beautiful afternoon was looking like it might go completely to waste.  Right before my head exploded over the whole thing, I figured it out.  Frankly, I can’t believe it took me so long to figure out that our credit union has an ATM location downtown.  

Enough about that boring stuff though.  I picked up the books and we still had time to meet friends to play at Fort McHenry.  I’m so into Fort McHenry.  We took my uncles there when they visited a couple of months ago and I vowed to make use of the park.  You have to pay admission to visit the buildings but the park itself is free to the public.  It’s fabulous.  It’s just grass as far as the eye can see.  Chase can run and run and run and I never have to tell her to look out for anything, it’s just grass.  You can also get right up to the water and there are friendly ducks and crazy aggressive seagulls to feed your rock hard brick of stale homemade whole wheat bread to.  See, nothing goes to waste.  I found something willing to eat it and the kids sneaked a few handfuls too.  We saw sailboats and the giant naval ships.  I’m thinking one day maybe we’ll take the water taxi just for fun.  

I’m glad that you like my dress.  I’ll be sure to put the dresses into alternate ends of our clothing rotation to avoid any potential embarrassment.  Unless the event absolutely calls for us going dressed alike… like in case I start attending the Preakness or something.  Then we can wear the same dress and just get separate and ginormous hats.  

I’m resuming my fake ‘vacation’ for the weekend.  My last hurrah if you will.  I decided that I have definitely earned another 3 days.  So check out Chase’s red highlights in the last picture.  I’m pegging the milkman for them.  Wait, I mean Ben, she definitely gets that from Ben.  That’s what her shirt says anyway.    


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