Woke up this morning at 7:01 from a dream where my friends lived on a giant interconnected farm and one of them had been taking Kung-Fu. I was also missing my wife, who was in Nashville overnight for a training thing. She would never have let me sleep with my glasses on and my cheek stuck on the corner of a book about witches that I'm not really enjoying, but I'm 400 pages in, and dammit, I'm not going to have wasted all this time and effort for nothing. I'm also not going to read the rest of the trilogy, I'm thinking. I'm bull-headed, not stupid.
Rolled over to find the dog, who's not supposed to be in my room at all, sitting on the floor and looking at me, and the kids downstairs watching Ruby Gloom and not letting the dog out. So I got up and let her out, made coffee, and spent almost $200 online on textbooks for my semester that starts on the 27th. Let the realization that this is my last week of Summer freedom sink in and then went and got a shower after dicking around on Facebook for a few minutes over the coffee.
Showered and went out for breakfast, which ended up being at a Waffle House, because my kids like it there. The couple across from us was weird, with the lady complaining about the food quality and sending stuff back (at Waffle House?) and soaking her cutlery in ice water. That's a picture of their table up there. The lady behind us was having problems with her kids, which made me additionally grateful for my kids, who were being awesome, full of bacon and ideas. After that, we had errands - dog treats and fish tank supplies and potting soil and a poster frame for my new Dr. Who poster.
My house is relatively quiet now as my daughter swats flies in the kitchen and hums songs, and my son designs a game involving target shooting and swords. I've been reading up on the web about various skin treatments for my daughter, and am about to head back out to get things with muds and acids in them, things I never thought I would know anything about, and some of the basic grocery items we're out of. We have big plans to watch the Three Stooges movie this evening and re-plant Abby's squash plants while Max mows the lawn.
This is Saturday.