September is almost behind us and it’s national punctuation day (which made me do a double take on whether or not I needed that apostrophe in it’s). I’ll try to mind my p’s and q’s for this recap.
We started the month with a parade! Homecoming week came early for my daughter’s school this year. My husband and I pulled the “float” for the choir with our truck. Our daughter, however, did not ride on it. She is a leader in a spirit organization and had a sweaty blast interacting with the crowd. I enjoyed the air conditioning in our Tundra.
The varsity choir sang the national anthem at the game, but she and her two besties didn’t stay for the game. As soon as they sang the word “brave” we hit the road for my in-laws lake house one more time while it’s still nice and toasty. The girls played hard on the water, but finding out that we had a close contact with covid put a damper on some of our plans.
We intended to go to Baylor’s season opening football game against Texas State with my brother and sister-in-law. Since they have a toddler who can’t get vaccinated (and who was already under the weather), Chuck and I went to the game by ourselves. It wasn’t the prettiest win, but a W nonetheless. And I enjoyed watching my favorite team live and in person.
Out of an abundance of caution, we pretty much spent the rest of the weekend by ourselves at the lake house – even though we are all vaxxed.
I got to have dinner at a new place with my sister and a girlfriend of hers – always a treat. My twin is an adventurous eater and always introduces me to cool new restaurants. Left to my own devices, I would eat most meals out within a 5 mile radius of my house. I mean, Chili’s is ok, but not the only choice!
My husband bought me a new computer for an early birthday gift. I loved my macbook, but it was pretty obsolete and out of memory. So I picked out another macbook. This one feels familiar, yet fresh. I put a new cover on it and changed my desktop photos and it looks so fun.
Having good friends over for dinner and then going to my parents’ house met my social needs – for one week anyway. We got to celebrate my PawPaw’s 93rd birthday while visiting family.
In my most leisurely time, I read Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (I know. I’m very late to this party.) and Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story by Christopher Yuan. I recommend both.
The hubs and I are watching Truth Be Told on Apple+ starring Octavia Spencer. She plays a podcaster investigating murders. And we started Impeachment: American Crime Story. Both are pretty heavy so I sneak in reruns of Friends as a palate cleanser. And now that football season is in full swing, we watch my Baylor Bears and the Dallas Cowboys. We also sampled the new drama Ordinary Joe on NBC. Looks promising.
If you read this on the day it publishes (Friday Sept 24), I am on my way to New Orleans with my handsome husband to see Leeanne Morgan’s comedy show. If you don’t know her, google her videos now. Don’t pass go or collect $200 first. You will thank me as you are transformed into the real life version of the laughing/crying emoji.
And I’ll go ahead and wish my twin a happy birthday tomorrow. It is the 18th anniversary of our 30th birthday. I love you, sister.
Author friend Rebecca Hastings recently closed out her newsletter in a way I couldn’t help but borrow here. “I pray that God blesses you today with the joy of looking back, the peace of this moment and courage for what is to come.”
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