Hey y'all! Sorry for the disappearing act. I've been diligently working to finish up the book AND.... well...
also playing hooky a bit.
The boys and I got some free tickets to Six Flags (big huge thanks to my awesome, amazing sister-in-law!), so we hopped in the car and spent Tuesday actin' a fool with some friends. It was hotter than seven kinds of hell but oh so fun. I haven't done the whole theme park thing in ages!
In typical fashion, my oldest methodically tested each roller coaster (not the huge ones) exactly one time before declaring that no, he'd not ride THAT ever again. My middle son just be-bopped along happy to do anything and everything at once. My youngest, the adrenaline junky, insisted that we ride each and every ride a zillion times. He'd be white as a sheet while the ride was going. Then, just as soon as it stopped, he'd grin and yell "That was AWESOME! Let's go again!"
It cracks me up how true they each are to their personalities, to themselves. My mom and dad gave them some "walking around" money to take to the park. (What would we do without all the generous folks in our lives? - Not much, I think.)
The oldest spent exactly what he intended to spend and then came home to research stock prices. For real.
The middle man hardly spent a thing so that he could use it for the Lego set that he's been after. After much cajoling from his brother ("Dude... don't you want to be able to buy a house and a car someday?"), he reluctantly put a (very) LITTLE of it into his piggy bank.
The youngest blew it all on the first thing that caught his fancy - a rifle in the Wild West village. (His oldest brother had a total conniption over this, as you can imagine)
Anyhow, we had a great time. We ate our weight in funnel cakes and fries, drank 18 gallons of water and came home soaked and tired.
Then we spent all day yesterday in our pajamas, under the ceiling fan, trying to piece ourselves back together.
In other news, my part of the book is about done. The technical grand wizard (thank you Grandfather!)w will soon take over, and if the stars align just right, we'll have it up in the shop tomorrow!!! Thank you so much to those of you who have been eagerly asking after it. I really can't tell you how much I appreciate both your patience and your enthusiasm. I'd take you all to Six Flags if I could... or you know, buy you a gun, or some stock, or whatever it is that floats your boat :-)