Where’s Momma?

Julie left this morning for St. George, UT, with her sister, Nancy. They’re going to see Lisa (another sister). Her son is leaving to be a missionary in New Zealand, so there’s a big to-do up there. Julie was a little bit too excited to drive away sans kids.

We’ve made the best of it here. We went to Home Depot early this morning. I got some new filters for the air intakes, seeds for the garden (Grace demanded that we plant a garden today), and some flowers. It was pretty fun.

If you haven’t heard, it hasn’t rained in Phoenix now for 102 days, a new record. That, combined with the havoc that the tractors and cement crew played on our garden by running over it countless times and mixing in the purple-colored pebble tec, makes for some hard dirt. I put a lot of water on it. It’s such clay out there that it basically held the water in like a dish. We ended up planting lots of tomatoes, carrots, and beans. We have plenty of other seeds, which we “need” to plant, but we don’t have much room left.

Later, the girls wanted to go to Macayos for dinner. Not wanting to make Mac and Cheese again, I relented. Abby and Grace got the all-time Mexican favorite, chicken strips. Lucy pounded a quesadilla, and I got what I always get, a Baja Chimi. Good stuff.

Now we’re home with Spencer and Samuel (from across the street) watching the Flinstones. Bedtime is close.

The best thing about today? I did their hair all by myself! I’m very proud. Hopefully Julie doesn’t get too used to this.