Saturday, September 12, 2009
birthdays and backtracking
This is a picture from Jon's 14th birthday, which was a pretty unexceptional day. It was back in August: August 27, to be precise. He had marching band. I took Jon, Laura and David out for lunch at Angotti's that day, but Shawn and Shannon had to work. It was a very nice lunch. We sat back in a private corner, and ate pasta and calzones. At the end, the waitress brought Jonno a chocolate cannoli with a candle stuck in it, and we all sang "Happy Birthday" to him. At home that evening, we had a yule log, even though it wasn't Christmas.
Two days ago (9/10) was Piper's tenth birthday, but nobody noticed or thought about it or even realized anything of the sort until today. It's a good thing he's a dog. Ten years we've had with him... every additional year is just a wonderful bonus.
Yesterday we did a big "Newcomer Dinner" at our church to welcome all the new people who have come in the past year. There were over 200 people at the dinner.
Have you ever noticed how you can be at 90%, and then you feel so good that you forget you are at 90%, so you do 100%, and then suddenly you get knocked back to 60 or 70%?