It's September. Everyone has started back in school, and even here in CA we got a respite from the heat. Not sure how long it will last, but it's nice. While everyone is going back to school, I am at home trying to get my writing muscles in shape after a few months unplanned hiatus. We will see how that goes. Maybe in a couple of years you'll find me in the best sellers list.
My niece celebrated her second birthday yesterday. She is growing so fast. I still have a framed photo of the the first time I held her perched on a shelf in my library. Now she's running and learning new words rapidly. I'm excited about what the future holds for her, and pray each day that I get to live to see her grow up.
I must say the party was great. My brother in law is great when it comes to preparing food and his daughter's birthday was no exception. The cake was a cool creation by a family friend (she owns a cake business in town). My niece was showered with gifts. I have to say that there was a nice balance between toys and clothes. Of course her final gift (provided by my mother) was the star according to my niece. My mom had found a bicycle that was my niece's size. The little girl wanted to test it out as soon as she saw it.
When I finally got home, I took a three hour nap. I guess the heat of the day got more to me than I thought. I miss the days when weather really didn't bother me. And if I did get hot, the hose was enough to provide relief.
For the rest of my Labor Day Weekend, I plan on staying home and possibly vegging on sci fi movies. Haven't done that in a while and I'm in a Stephen King mood. If tomorrow is cool enough I might even treat Mick to a walk in the park. If there's mud, he'll be one happy puppy.