Just really busy.
Last Sunday I served coffee fellowship after church, which I wrote about in the previous post. It was successful, and it was behind me. Now, moving on…
Monday I ran errands and made the house ready for small grandchildren. On Tuesday we spent six hours in the car, driving to San Mateo to pick them up and bring them back to serious hot weather. They got out of the air-conditioned car, here in Fresno, and wilted. “It’s so hot.” Yes, yes it is. That’s why I recommend light-weight clothing and shorts for their visits in the summer. This time they had listened and packed accordingly. However, they had both brought half of their toy box and book collection. Their bags and suitcases exploded all over the house. Toys have been lost and found numerous times in all this chaos.
We went to the farmer’s market on Wednesday, getting popsicles to help keep us cool. Unfortunately, we ran errands afterwards and didn’t get home until after 12 noon. It was hot.
I was smarter on Thursday when we were out very early to go shopping at the Salvation Army store. I got more clothes to take to Columbia kids as well as a binder and an alarm clock for whomever might need them. The grandchildren found even more toys and other odds and ends. We had a carload by the time we left but it only cost $16. We got home before it was too hot, but the kids did complain about the 90 degrees.
“It’s a desert so it’s hot in the summer,” was my explanation.
“A desert!” exclaimed tiny grandson. “Where’s the cactus?” This asked while standing in the middle of the grocery store parking lot.
On Friday I decided we would stay home all day, under the air conditioning until it was time to go have pizza for dinner. Fixing meals for small children had worn me out and I needed a reprieve from the hot kitchen. We even had snackee type foods all day that required no cooking.
The kids are here for a couple more days. The heat will be here for a few more weeks. Everyone goes back to school in two weeks.