We actually had rain last night, almost a whole inch. Too late, I think, to help the corn crop in this area, but it will ease the drought a bit. I won’t say plants look perkier but they do look less droopy… Hopefully it will help farmers with the vegetable crops, the selection at the farmer’s market hasn’t been the greatest. The storm that dropped the rain moved some of the very hot weather out, so we have the windows open. It’s still quite humid, and the heat is coming back. I’m getting more used to the heat, though. On Sunday Madeline and I went to the Art Fairs on and off the Square in Madison, with a friend and her daughters. It was in the 90s and sunny, very hot, but I was fine. I used to positively wither in weather like that.
This past weekend was a big one for son Jacob. He passed the check ride for his CFII certification. He is now a certified flight instructor for both private pilot and instrument. This is good because he is now eligible to be an instructor at the school he attends, and because it means that the bulk of his flight training is over. So a big milestone for him, and he’s about the happiest he’s ever been.
On Tuesday Madeline and I went up to American Players Theatre with the Shakespeare group she belongs to. There were about 30 of us total, we saw Twelfth Night. I’d already seen it a few weeks ago, and although well done I didn’t care for the story and could have lived without seeing it again but they needed drivers. I did enjoy meeting some of the other parents, and it was fun to see the kids enjoying the show and talk about it. There was a Q&A session with the cast afterwards and the kids really enjoyed that. They even had a chance to talk to one of the actors as they walked down the hill– very special. Altogether very worthwhile, but it made for a late night, we didn’t get home until 1 am. I still haven’t caught up on sleep.
Speaking of American Players, Madeline and I are going up again on Saturday to see Royal Family. Sometimes I think I’m crazy to spend so much time and money on APT, but the truth is it is something she and I both enjoy. It’s kinda our thing, and really not the worst way to spend out time or money.
I went through CPR certification this past Saturday, which was very interesting. Although, as another not-so-young person in the class said, it’s real hard on the knees. It’s actually a good feeling, though, to know that I can perform CPR, use an AED, and help a choking person. A big responsibility too, of course. One of my class mates is also starting the PTA program this fall, so it was nice to see a familiar face.
I’ve managed to keep up the bike rides as time allows and feel better for it. The eating right part is not going so well– easy to fail on that when I’m busy. But I keep working at it– small steps forward!
I have the day off today which is wonderful. I have some things to get done today so I’ll be busy, but a break from the cafe is good. We’ve been busy, and that is a blessing and I’m grateful for it. For the most part customers have been great, but there have been a few days where the tips have been pretty poor, in spite of good service. That wears me down a bit. So I’ll enjoy the day off. We need to start getting ready for our vacation, coming in a week and a half! I am so looking forward to that.