Yesterday was pretty much like yesterday... lots of searching through stacks of photo albums, lots of reading through handwritten essays and letters. Lots of little gems mined. I'm about... oh... 14 hours or so... into this project and I'm really at the stage where it's just a matter of putting together all the pieces. I added four more pages today but I have the stuff I need for plenty more. I'll get there.
I even ate leftover chili for the umpteenth time today. It was really good chili, y'all. Add in fritos and cheese and it's a real feast. Such a feast that Lily, the old arthritic dog followed me downstairs twice trying to get dibs on scraps. It's a real pain because she will come down the stairs but she won't go up them so somebody has to walk her around outside.
I took photos of the lake and the gorgeous trees that are turning color. I pulled them up on the computer and just hit delete. They look just like yesterdays and the day before but I swear, it looks way different out there. It looks much more like fall.
If not for my pill divider thingy, I wouldn't know what day it is.
Tomorrow Austin's new girlfriend is coming over for dinner. He's cooking breakfast for dinner because she's never done that before (and because his specialty is french toast). She's bringing her two month old baby with her. We told her it was fine. Actually, we told her she couldn't come back until she brings her to see us. I'll be honest with you... I don't think this girl is going to be around for a long time... we're not going to bond and stuff. But she has a baby and I'd be a jack-a$$ not to acknowledge that or make her self-conscious about it. I'd be a hypocrite, in fact. And I am many things but I try to not be a hypocrite. Sometimes young girls have babies. She didn't abort her and she seems to be actively caring for her and I want to support that. And discourage her from having any more any time soon.
Since so much of my day today has been about scanning photos... I'll share a few more with you.
(I'm going to get in trouble for that one.)
My Steel Magnolias, 1995
And... fun document of the day.... this is my great-grandparents' marriage license. They were married November 6, 1917.
That's all for now... have a great day! Love and hugs!