After all of the activity at Friday night’s birthday party for granddaughter Hailey, we were dead to the world when we finally went to bed and didn’t get up until a little after 10 yesterday morning, which is about normal for us since we seldom get to bed before 2 a.m.
Right after we got up. Tiffany, Scott and the girls came over, bringing us freshly made donuts and wake up kisses. Those were good, but if I had to be honest, I was more excited by what Scott had in his hands; a Priority Mail package containing my new toy, a Revolution 1.5 SLE Quad Line Stunt Kite . What a beauty, I love the color scheme!
We were introduced to these highly maneuverable kites last summer at the kite festival in Long Beach, Washington and were amazed at what they can do in the hands of a skilled pilot. To give you an idea, check out this You Tube video of six Revolutions flying in formation. I’d have loved to get it in the air, but in the high desert here in Taylor, Arizona just about everything that grows would shred it. I need to find a ball field or park with grass.
During the afternoon we drove to Pinetop to visit with our friends Jim and Shar Lewis at Pinetop Book Exchange. Jim and I have been like brothers for more years than either one of us can remember and we always have a good time when we get together with them. We hung around until it was closing time, then we all went to Lotus Garden, an excellent Chinese restaurant, for dinner.
We had originally planned to leave here Monday and go to Mesa for a few days to visit Terry’s parents, but the weather reports say a cold front is coming in and that the wind will be in the 30 MPH range with gusts over 40 for the next few days. There is also a chance of light snow. So we’re watching the weather, waiting to see what happens and when we’ll have a safe window to travel in.
This evening I will be selecting the winner of our Free Drawing for an audiobook version of my Big Lake mystery novel. The winner will be notified by e-mail and posted on the Free Drawing page. And if you’re not the lucky winner, don’t worry, because there will be another drawing starting soon!
Thought For The Day – Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.