Today we did not:
- Go to a parade
- Have a picnic
- Go to a fireworks display (hard on the dog)
- Spend time with husband's kids, or my brother (who had to work)
- Have bueberry pancakes for breakfast
- Visit with my mother-in-law in her new apartment
- Have cupcakes and help put together a Minnesota State puzzle with my parents
- Eat hot dogs and potato salad in the living room while watching Animal Planet
- Watch the movie "1776"
It seems a little lonely, and odd, today. We had a brief, but intense rainstorm, about mid-afternoon, which sent Scout into a corner shivering. After the storm, I called my parents, and we invited ourselves over to their house for a little while. Doing the "Minnesota" puzzle seemed a modestly patriotic activity.
Though I'm in town, I'm officially on vacation. I'm left with the rare decision of where to go to church on Sunday. Some choices: The African-American church in town, New Life Celebration, a nearby Lutheran church where one of my seminary friends is the Senior Pastor. Or, I could worship with my husband, who is NOT taking this Sunday off. What do you think?
And I've got a short (or actually long) list of things I either have to or "should" do before we go out of town on Tuesday.
On the short list of New York experiences this go-around: The Ellis Island Immigration Center, and a Broadway play, if at all possible. (We don't know if this is possible, but I would like to see The Thirty-nine Steps.)