Monday, July 2, 2018
She has a dear friend who is a retired Professor of Creative Writing and a Christian author who lives out in the middle of Illinois farm country and she is going to go chill with her and her husband with horse, doggies, and kitties. She packed up her Swedish waffle iron, maple syrup, chocolate cookies, homemade lefse, white wine, and some books and clothes and will head out mid-day tomorrow, using some vacation time.
The photo above will be her evening view tomorrow night. MUCH better than "splody" Chicagoland.
I'm staying home with Dad as he returns from a trip until which time I will chill with MY dog sitter. He's then going to do some noisy home improvement stuff that's best done when Mom is NOT home trying to write. Mom is leaving him cold beer, leftover chicken, sandwich stuff with homemade bread, half a meatloaf, corn on the cob, taters and biscuits so he won't starve (and if Dad gives me extra treats I'll tell him where Mom hid the last salted caramel ice cream sandwich!)
I was invited to join her, but as it's 100+ heat index she didn't want to do a long drive in isolated areas with me in case of car trouble. (high mileage and high heat never mix well).
Dad and I will have fun. He said something about "Poker and Metallica!"