This morning we got up around 9. We ate breakfast and read the paper. Mom insisted that I make the coffee, as she's tired of the ridicule about the brown water she makes each morning.
I watched a little The Price is Right, and then Dad and I came back to Magpie for a cup of coffee (iced americano for me, actually.) He's reading a book. I was working online for some school stuff, and now I've decided to post here to keep you abreast of my exciting holiday schedule.
We're meeting Mom in 15 minutes at the Hart's Teas and Tarts for lunch. Teahouses are all the rage in the small towns of Iowa, and usually have nice Victorian decor and light sandwiches, quiches, and salads to supplement the teas and pastries. My mom's antique store is two doors down, and she and the teahouse owner are good business buddies so we get great treatment there.
After lunch, I expect more scrabble. It's unbearably hot here so we stay in the air-conditioning during the heat of the day. It's due to break though, and they're predicting some pretty major storms. I expect we'll watch them rise up on the deck, then tune to the weather channel to watch their progress.
The plan is sweet corn and gourmet burgers on the grill tonight, plus I'm making a salad and there's some watermelon left over.
Updates on yesterday:
Didn't have time for Pirates of the Caribbean so we might fit that in today. When my folks picked me up we DID, in fact, head straight to McDonald's for lunch. They've remodeled. We ate light, just in case we wanted ribs at the hotel, but we had ice cream cones anyway. My scrabble scores are averaging 330 right now and my best play yesterday was "crusted" with the s pluralising zip and the e creating "dime", plus I think I hit a double word score. Oh. And I played "joiner" in a good place, as well.