Yesterday we picked up a small end table that we ordered to replace the wooden crate covered by a table cloth that we have been using for the past 30 years in our family room. :)
Today is Father's Day. We are planning a family day of activities since this will be our last Father's Day together as our small family unit before our oldest daughter is married. I think we'll start with a quick lunch of hot dogs or something else manly. Then to the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma which opened a few weeks ago. Then off the the driving range to watch our golfer hit a few buckets of balls. Finally home to a wonderful dinner of BBQ salmon. Sounds fun, huh?
***Update: Our decided upon plan was thwarted by the long line at the Car Museum. We did get to the Red Hot Dogs Tacoma and all of us ordered a weird, but good dog. Our favorite and the weirdest was the Hosmer Dog which is a hot dog with peanut butter and bacon. I know, it sounds awful but it works! We then attempted a picnic at a nearby park but it was too windy so we ate our dogs in the car looking at the park. Next we drove back to Puyallup and went to our local putt-putt golf coarse. We opted for the obstacle course rather than the water hazard course. Don won and I came in last with the daughters sandwiched in between. We ended our adventure day at the Meeker Days celebration downtown and had a bowl of frozen yogurt. Now the salmon is marinating and Don is watching the US Open Golf tournament on TV. Ah!
I'm reading the same book I was working on last week:
- The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison. It is a YA mystery. I have been reading it so slowly because this week was a full of evening activities and then exhaustion from the daily textbook returns.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
- Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
- Still Alice by Lisa Genova
- The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
(I just checked the library page and only Night Circus has other holds on their audiobook, so I will start with that one since I won't be able to renew it. And I just noticed that this audiobook is read by Jim Dale, the same voice actor who read the Harry Potter books with such acclaim.)
- Peace Like a River by Lief Enger. I can't even begin to describe just how much I love this book. It is the third time I've listened to it and I'd relisten again in a heartbeat.
I'm praying for: my friend who just learned that she has non-smokers lung cancer.
Around the house: It is a mess. Two daughters home and long hours at work do not make for a tidy house.
From the kitchen: Copper River Salmon marinated in our special sauce as a Father's Day treat. This is our family specialty.
Quote of the day: "She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon." -Groucho Marx