Happy Belated Father's Day. We spent yesterday doing what my husband wanted. He wanted a new ladder for his business and he wanted fish and chips at a local restaurant. So, that's what we did.
I didn't plan it, but he got a new truck on Saturday. Well, not new, but new to us. He had an accident when he was younger and fractured his hip. The truck he's been driving has a deep seat that puts his hip at a weird angle and he hurts a lot when he's done working at the end of the day. So, we found a truck that doesnt hurt him. I'd wanted to buy him a pickup for a long time. Gifts are my love language (yep, read it when we were first married) and I do love him.
He's a great dad. Amazing provider. Best Friend. Husband. He's a good man with good heart who loves Christ. I couldn't have asked for a better man to walk through life with. I'm blessed to say the least.
You're probably wondering what the subject has to do with writing or books. Well, nothing really. I mean, I did buy two books, but mostly, it's fun to go tooling around with your friends and kids on a Saturday morning looking for things you didn't know you needed.
Now, granted, most of the things you don't know you needed are really thing that you really didn't need. But it's only a dollar, right? A buck for something I think I need but don't really need is an amazing deal.
There are flies in that logic oinment, but we muffle those voices while on the hunt for said needed-unneeded items. I will say, I did find a paper towel holder. It even has the little arm thing sticking up that holds the paper down so you can rip it off eaiser. I actually did need that.
My oldest found a set of woodworking tools and has been whittling the last week instead of hiding in her room. I've got several pointy sticks now and I'm quite relieved because if we have a break in, I've got a sharp stick to poke someone with.
The youngest found many craft items such as ribbon, cotton balls, some gold tape and a few Littlest Pet Shops. She loves those things and I can assure you we didn't need anymore. I think they make those things cute so mom's have trouble saying no.
My friend found clothes and a patio table and we scored three porcelain dolls for her little girl. She's going to try to restore one of them. It was totally cute too. A little fairy doll blowing kisses.
All of this to say, I'm writing this on a Thursday night because I forgot last weeks Friday email. I'm to the point where I have to do things when I think of them otherwise I forget them.