*Ally is back from school now but rarely home. When I know she is sleeping upstairs and needs to get up the old "mom voice" from the bottom of the stairs no longer rouses her. I 've lost my touch.
*The first night Maggie was home she went out and picked a pile of lemons from our tree which we squeezed and made into several large cocktail shakers of lemon drop martinis. When I went out the other day to pick a lemon for something I was making, I realized we used every lemon off the tree...Tom reminded me there were a few trips out to the tree that evening!
*At the A's game we bought a couple beers for Ally - one of which didn't quite make it into the cup holder. When it hit the ground, it spattered on the shoes of the Yankee fan in front of us. We were all apologetic and scrambling for napkins. Ally pulled out her red "Keep Calm and Carry On" tissues and handed them over - he just melted into a grin and was our good buddy the rest of the night.
*We rode public transportation to the game - the local BART system. This was the scene in the station about 45 minutes after the game and fireworks display was over.
Okay - enough of my kids and our week together and back to the usual work, housework drudge.
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