That's how long I got to be on record for being grateful that MIke was out of jail. Apparently he was booked at 7:58 last night and I had blogged at 9:55 yesterday morning ... or something like that. But actually I had been grateful for several months -- he'd been out since March 5th with only one blip. The charges are theft, unknown level, unknown value -- other's property - or something like that. I'm just hoping he didn't steal from the people he was living with as he will then be homeless when he is released.
But while Mike was out getting himself arrested yet again, we were having a very nice day/night. Dominyk, Sadie, Jimmy and I drove three hours to Brookings where we are spending the weekend with some of the very best people I know. And I'm not just saying that because they read my blog. ;-) I met them when I moved to Brookings 24 years ago and they have been part of my/our lives ever since. They are adoptive parents of a grown daughter from Korea and birth parents of a brilliant son and now grandparents. They are dedicated active members of their church and are servants on steroids. I have never met anyone else before or since who sincerely love to serve others as much as thy do.
The kids who are with me have been exceptionally good. Dominyk found a big box of legos that kept him very busy. He suggested on his own that he head to bed about 10. Jimmy had sports to watch and Sadie had her phone ... so she was happy talking and texting.
I had a chance to relax, visit with friends, and work on my presentation for tonight. I played an online game of scrabble with Bart while i multitasked and it was all quite good.
Today we are going to church, having a potluck, and then Bart, Wilson and Tony are joining us for the presentation tonight at church. We'll all spend the night -- Bart in a hotel and us here, and thy will go back in the morning. I have to speak tomorrow night at an orientation and a couple of the kids will stay with me until then.
And after that, break time. Weeks of just my kids and my jobs.... and making a plan for my life.