Monday, May 11, 2009
Today has been a great day. I had the day off, and Kris and Allison are home as well as Emmy (Emmanuel). Kris and I got up early and had a great morning. Kris took Kevin's motorcycle out and I met him at Kevin's work. We visited with Kevin and his boss for a while and then went shopping for a motorcycle jacket for Kris, he has been wearing Kevin's but it is a little large. Kris went home and I went to the grocery store and got stuff for dinner. By that time, the late sleepers, Allison and Emmy were up and dressed. We had lunch and headed downtown. There are some really neat shops down there, and we had a great time visiting and looking at different, interesting things. Our favorite was Worlds Window. We enjoyed playing the weird instruments and laughing with the sales lady. When we left, she told us "We made her day". :-) We stopped in the coffee shop and had a Cup of Joe ( the name of the store). Kevin got off work and I joined him and we went to a farm west of town. The farm belongs to a couple from our small group from church. Our group has been meeting for about 3 months now. They needed some help programing their tractor, and that is what Kevin does at work. He teaches how to do that and writes the instruction manuals. Anyway, Kevin showed them how to do it and then took over for the wife. She took me back to the farmhouse and showed me around. They have 8 kittens, a garden, calves, a horse, you know, farm things. She even cut me a bag of rhubarb. We were there at the house an hour, and when we got back to the field, Kevin was finished tilling it, so we headed home. I had made layered bean dip and a relish tray after lunch, so I just threw the pork chops on the grill and dinner was ready in 20 minutes. The kids (4 of them now, Melinda came over after she was done with her work) had set the table, and started the grill. Now the kids are going bowling, and Kevin and I are going to bed. Yes we are old, but we both have to work in the morning. The kids go back Wednesday. They move into their summer dorms and start classes Monday. It's going to be a weird summer, this is the first time the kids won't be home.