The rain was so lovely last night. I'm hoping the rain tonight will begin before I go to sleep.
I woke this morning a little miserable, and then descended into somewhat deeper misery, missing David so much that I might've begged him to come sit with me and hold me, even for a few hours. Eventually though, somehow, things brightened. I filled the cases and watched the rain outside the window, and after the rain stopped I watched the fog thicken, and I read my book. My dad needed a ride to the doctor today, so I drove from work to school and took a nap in my car while I waited. After I was home, and my mother and Lorraine (our guest this week, and my mother's good friend from college, and Chloe's godmother) were home, I discovered that today, Lorraine bought us a dishwasher. A dishwasher, because ours is broken now and has long been gimpy and obnoxious anyway, and she was tired of it. That and also she's a saint. Yesterday she bought us a showerhead, because the old one had broken and was just sending out one strong yet of water. I didn't mind it (it washed the shampoo out of my hair faster), but she wasn't a fan.
Over the weekend I allowed myself to become addicted to Farmville and Zoo World, and I'm not sure exactly why. It's entertaining. Kelly and I sat last night on two computers in the same room and sent each other things for our zoos and farms. In between this we watched the Travel channel and experimented with bananas. We tried one-ingredient ice cream, which got off to a rough start. It finished rough too, actually, metaphorically speaking. Possibly this is because I froze the bananas overnight, rather than for two hours. Another pro tip: peel the bananas prior to freezing. Next we made "banana surprise," aka banana bread. That turned out a lot like banana bread. But tonight! Tonight I made frozen yogurt--the aforementioned mentoring project, minus the mentee and the reimbursement. But it worked! Honestly, if "put yogurt in ice cream maker, churn, eat" had not worked, I would have been concerned. We added a little for-real maple syrup from Highland County, and it was rather delicious. Best if served with Emma, Masterpiece Theater version.
I am probably forgetting something, but I'm going to go check out our new showerhead.
And happy birthday to Sara!