Journal Entry: July 17, 2009

I spent all of yesterday in a really good mood. I’m not sure exactly why, but it persisted. Yay for that!

We’d been expecting some rain all week, but I think we were all caught unprepared by the ferocity of the swift-passing tempest we got yesterday. I had the pleasure of leaving work in time to drive from blue skies into the heart of the storm, and it was beautiful. Unfortunately the other drivers experiencing the majesty of the weather phenomenon did so poorly, erratically, and with frequent mashing of pedals. Still, I made it home safe.

Then I watched AB for a bit while T– ran out to grab some groceries before Mom and Dad got in. When they arrived, AB had to show them her new room (they haven’t been here since the office/nursery swap) and her new bed (which is still only a few weeks old), and explain to them with patient thoroughness that the crib isn’t her bed anymore it’s Alexander’s.

While they were getting the guided tour, T– started making dinner. D– joined us, to my parents’ delight, and T– made some amazing chicken and steaks even with the grill temporarily unavailable for typhoonish reasons.

We talked a lot, and then after we put AB to bed we spent some time checking out movie trailers on the HTPC — a feature which my mom wished she could have at home — and they told us about plans to remodel their house — which sound very cool — and then around ten they left to find a hotel someplace. T– and I finished the last episode (of season two, anyway) of Flight of the Conchords, and then went to bed.

Other than that, it’s just things and stuff.