Finally, it's been a relatively quiet week. I'd almost call it 'normal'. The family reunion was last week in Frankfort, and that was delightful as always. I went swimming for the first time this summer, and a few of the kids found a new favorite game- the "Everyone Hangs On to Joanna While She Swims Back and Forth in the Pool" game. It was fun, and I got a workout. It was a beautiful day, and I got some great pictures. I'd post them, but they're all of people, mostly kids, and I as a rule don't post pictures of other people's kids without permission.
Well, the only excitement this week was, Josh got a sunburn at the reunion (I got a slight sunburn too, but nothing that bothered me very much), and I put lotion on his shoulders and back Tuesday night, only to discover that he was allergic to the lotion. All night, every 4 hours, when the previous dose of Benadryl wore off, his back itched and stung until the next dosage took effect. No fun at all. Actually, it was really bad and scared me. Needless to say, neither of us got much sleep Tuesday night, and Josh didn't go to work Wednesday. Apparently the lotion only lasted about 18 hours (though it advertises 24!) and he was OK by Wednesday evening. Lesson learned.
Tonight we had Caroline and her boyfriend over for fondue and I'm still very full. It was very fun and very yummy. We started with a Swiss-cheese fondue we had with bread. For the main course we cooked steak, salmon, shrimp, mushrooms, chicken and broccoli in oil. For dessert (which we didn't quite leave room for...) we made a chocolate-marshmallow dip we ate with strawberries, marshmallows, bananas, graham crackers, and angel food cake. Delicious. Good food and good company.
This weekend looks to be the least busy we've had in a very long time. I'm excited about that. I'm a bit behind on doing laundry, and I've been wanting to do yoga all week, so maybe this weekend I'll find the time for both. The only plans are church and dinner with my parents. Wonderful, empty days full of possibilities.