Last week I managed to reconnect with my childhood penpal. The two of us wrote to each other from 1984 (I think) until we lost contact in 2001. I have searched for her before, and she has looked for me, but finally I found her on LinkedIn, and she then was able to find me on Facebook. I have loved looking at pictures of her and her family. Seriously, this has been such a thrill for me.
My reading is slowing down. I have more little cleaning projects I want to get done, things I want to organize, and that is taking the place of some free reading time.
My husband is on a five day kayaking trip to the Upper Peninsula. He has called a few times and is totally enjoying himself. I thought I could do some deep cleaning and surprise him when he returns, but I haven't been very successful yet.
Tonight as a treat I took the girls to Tokyo's, a Japanese Steak and Sushi Restaurant where they make the food right at your table. They were totally impressed with the big fire our server lit for us and loved the food. I feel a return trip in our future. I suggested this as a possible birthday party destination for my oldest daughter and two or three friends. She turns 9 on Sunday and we are trying to think of something unique to do instead of Chuck E. Cheese (which we have never done).