John got back from Portland last night. It's good to have him home! When I told Queets we were going to pick up dad at the train station, he started howling and got really excited (he knows the word "dad"). John surprised me with a present - he bought me an adorable sun dress from Lizard Lounge. Totally on a whim! He's so sweet and thoughtful.
Today is going to be a mellow summer day with a couple errands. I've been desperately needing new glasses for several years now, but I've been putting it off b/c I only wear them when I'm getting ready for bed, or when I wake up in the morning. I pretty much always wear my contacts. But the glasses I have are lame and starting to fall apart (I literally think I got them in MD before I moved to Seattle!) So, today I'm going to hopefully to to the glasses store and pick out a new pair.
Next store to the glasses place is my favorite used bookstore, so I'm also going to hopefully find some good paperbacks. Here are some books I just finished, and recommend:
1) Something Borrowed, by Emily Giffin -- if you're looking for "chick lit" this is great! The perfect beach book. I couldn't put it down.
2) Boomsday, by Christopher Buckley -- great political spoof. Funny. By the same author who wrote "Thank you for Smoking"
3) The Road, by Cormac McCarthy -- grim, but also hopeful and pretty amazing.
This evening we're heading to a BBQ at our across-the-street friends Jay and JoAnn's house.
(I just had to get up from the computer and go outside because the crows were making a big commotion. We've been feeding Queets on the back porch because he makes a mess and gets food (wet + dry) all over the floor, which if you don't clean up every last speck, attracts ants. But now we need to remember to bring his bowl inside when he's done eating on the porch, because if you don't it attracts crows! They'll swoop down, squawking to all their friends, and try to eat the food he didn't finish.)
Anyway, I talked to Bobby last night. He and Sara are gearing up for their road trip! They'll be taking a cool route, driving through the Southwest, stopping, among other places, at Roswell, New Mexico! Should be interesting, I've never been there. They'll get to Portland mid/late next week, and John and I will meet them there and stay through the weekend. July 27 is Bob's 30th b-day so we'll have lots of festivities.
Can't believe my little brother is turning 30!