It is Sunday, we are ALL sick, except Craig who went to work. So we are staying in. Plus it was 59 degrees inside the house when I woke up this morning. Seth came shivering into the room complaining of the cold. On went the heat! On went the teapot! On went the soft fuzzy christmas socks! We are ready for a sick day in. I'm almost relieved we're sick today. I haven't braved a Sunday alone (without craig) since Hazel was born. Can I do it?
Today is my brother Jacob's birthday. We only have a day between our respective big days so...well, I don't know, I feel like we have a special bond in that way. We always trade birthday wishes and once we even traded $20 bills as gifts to eachother! He is on the left of Seth at Stan's on 9th east in Provo--if you haven't gone, go--and get a fresh lime with your burger and fries.
I just went in to check on the kids and Lucy had pulled my Martha Stewart Baking cookbook off the shelf and was studying the "how-to" pictures for the perfect pie crust. She IS her mother's daughter. Now they are watching home videos of themselves--per Seth's request. Hazel's still swinging. There are two or three sips of chamomille tea left, but they are cold. They'll go unsipped.
So, back to Jacob. He is guileless: innocent and without deception. Have you ever known someone that, no matter what they do, you can't get mad at them? That is Jake. He was recently married 6 months ago to a wonderful woman. She is everything he never knew he needed. Kudos to you, Jacob, for choosing Megan! Marriage is marriage and there'll be sticky times ahead, perhaps even tomorrow, but sticking it out and making it good is the most "worth it" thing you'll ever do. You are wise, brother, and so very kind. Thank you for being those things to me and for being my birthday buddy. I love you!
One more thing. Have you seen the 20Q games?
I bought one for myself for my birthday on a whim. It is AMAZING! I am amazed that it actually knows what I am thinking. I thought of a pacifier, a disposable diaper, cooking oil, a mirror, it knows, somehow this little plastic ball knows.