Me: Uh, Mate? Have you seen my keys?
Mate (from work): No... but I did lock the car last night when I got home.
Mate: I've got a really important meeting at nine. I'll come get Squish for school afterwards.
Me: Squish, bad news-- dad can't get here to get me my keys and get you to school until around eleven o'clock.
Squish: YAY! I GET TO MISS MATH!
Me: Good. I've done you a solid. You make sure to remember this when you lock YOUR keys in the car.
Squish: Deal-- I'm gonna watch Scooby Doo!
Another real thing that happened in my house today:
--I sent Chicken pictures of ponchos to help me decide what to make for a friend's kid.
Chicken: Sweet! I like that last one. But in purple. And white and gray and black.
Me: Uh, okay.
Chicken: Can I have it as a cardigan? That would be great! I want it as a cardigan. Like simple.
Me: Uh, okay.
Chicken: Is that bad?
Me: No. In fact I'm thrilled. I'm making it in my head already. In sock yarn. In a thousand colors.
Chicken: Ooh... sock yarn. I can pick some out when I visit.
Me: *hearts* *stars* *dreamy schmoopy happiness* But I have to make my friend's first.
Chicken: No problem.
Me: *hearts* *stars* *dreamy schmoopy happiness*
And another thing that happened today:
I went out to lunch with J. Scott Coatsworth (*waves*) and I went to the yarn store and I got a nap.
And I edited Summer Lessons, cause I finished a book last night. And tonight? I'm going to bed with my husband.
That's real :-)