|Rachel also documented me scratching another two countries off on the map!|
|I couldn’t resist getting these for the group,
after so many fruitless hours spent searching for Mochicream
Ten ladies came, I miraculously had enough seating, and it was all kinds of fun to catch up with everyone and discuss both “The Fault in Our Stars” (June’s book) and “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” (July’s).
Also “Bonk”. Because I can’t help but discuss that book at every chance I get. I may have scandalized every lady there except my sister who introduced the book to me and who, as she frequently reminded the group before describing things like the horns attached to the clitoris or magazines found in a rectum, is a nurse and therefore can talk about things like this.
|Rachel, Sam, Cedar, and Miranda
Jack’s out of the frame looking at the giant buffalo head on the wall and
Miranda’s oldest, Azalea, is playing with friends.
After that, I shut down my house again and drove to Grand Junction for a quick hello with the parents.
Saturday: I drove to Salt Lake to hang out with Grandma Cook. She’s decided that she’s going to die soon, so I wanted to squeeze in one more trip this summer to see her before school kicks back into gear.
Sunday: Church with Grandma, then off to Sandy to see Emily and her family, who recently moved back to Utah (much to Emily’s disbelief). We only stayed up until 1:00 AM talking, demonstrating great restraint.
Monday: Breakfast and a few morning chores with Grandma, then off to Salt Lake to see Janelle and her kids. We crammed as much mutual therapy as we could into the afternoon, then I left to meet Andy and Jenn for dinner at Mazza. We talked for ages as well, much to my delight. We also tried the gelato place next door and discovered that Coconut Sticky Rice gelato and Mango gelato make a stellar combination.
Tuesday: I declared Tuesday Grandma’s day. We had lunch at Kneader’s, cleaned out part of her basement, and picked up my cousins Jill and Josh to drive out past Tooele to watch their older sister Caitlin and my aunt Martha skydive in honor of Caitlin’s 21st birthday: