I felt a lot better this morning but I still didn't feel quite up to a trip into town to wrangle boys even though they don't really require much wrangling. So I asked their grandfather if he would mind taking over for me and he was delighted to go. I believe the boys were pretty happy about it too. They called me a little while ago to discuss what they want for supper tomorrow night and breakfast on Saturday morning as they are coming for a sleep-over. Chicken and dumplings for sure tomorrow night, and Mickey Mouse pancakes with chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream for breakfast.
Uh. No on that last part.
We made a compromise in which for dessert after chicken and dumplings they will get root beer floats with a little bit of whipped cream and maybe a chocolate chip or two and breakfast the next morning will be plain old pancakes with syrup.
They drive a hard bargain.
Even though I didn't go to town I think I may have overdone it just a little bit here as the day progressed. I started out just leisurely weeding and doing a little mulching but it's so hot! I mean, not burning up hot but sweating hot. We are setting high temperature records for December here daily. It's ridiculous. I'm sure my greens are all going to bolt in this heat. And here's a thing- for almost fifty years I've been gardening in this area and I've always been sad that we can't grow lettuces and tomatoes simultaneously.
And now we have.
One is that the House passed the marriage equality bill and it's on Biden's desk. You think he'll sign it?
Oh yes. I do.
The other beautiful that happened was that Brittney Griner was released from a Russian prison where she was being held on possession of marijuana charges. I absolutely loved the picture of Biden in the White House, hugging Griner's wife, Cherelle Griner and reassuring her that Brittney was on a plane, safe, and on her way home.
So let's hear it for my rainbow representing the good news that came to us today!