Happy Birthday, USA! You may be out of the World Cup, but you're still my favorite country of which I am a citizen. Actually, you're even better than that, but I must admit I've been a trifle grumpy with you this week (see me on Facebook). At least, we still have the eloquence of the Notorious RBG.
Speaking of the World Cup, I'm not much of a sports fan. I can't say I've ever watched more than five minutes of a televised soccer game in my life. But, for some reason, I tuned in this year, and I am impressed. The moves on those men! I appreciate that it's a fast-moving game without annoying time outs, but most of all, I find the grace and athleticism of the players is absolutely riveting. And then there's Tim Howard. Did you know that the Secretary of Defense's Wikipedia page was briefly changed to identify the Secretary as Tim Howard? He earned it.
Do you think there is a higher percentage of heavily tattooed soccer players than in other sports? It seems like there might be.
Last weekend, we traveled to NC for my nephew's 4th birthday. It took us TEN HOURS to drive 250 miles (more or less). I'm more of a getinthecaranddrivetilwe'rethere kind of girl, and Brian's more of let'sstopforadrinkofwatereverytenminutes kind of guy. And then there was the car trouble. BUT, we found the most amazing little Sunoco that secured our bumper back on for twenty dollars. With a bonus of clean bathrooms and two lollipops for the kids while we sat there and waited through the three attempts to get the bumper secure.
And the party was thoroughly delightful with its fun Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme. Here's a picture of my sister and me enmasked.
And I made some time to make another throw pillow so the poor excluded pig could be displayed. It got more and more intricate as I went along, but I am excited to have tried out some of the decorative stitching options my machine offers.
And, finally, the next set of wonderful, dear friends are coming to stay next week. Just another set of folks who have gone above and beyond for my little family in times of misery and need. My daughter has a plush unicorn named Janet Horse (some confusion over the animal there) for good reason.
And then, no sooner do they take off towards the end of the week than the kids and I head to the Lone Star State for our annual summer vacation. Next TToT from Tejas!
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