Sunday, August 19, 2007
We have shopped... our annual back-to-school shopping now takes place regularly here, at the Jersey Shore, at a fabulous outdoor outlet mall known as "The Walk."
We have been swimming... the bay is fresh and cold, the ocean rough (the Caribbean storms affect us almost immediately), my children I-Love-Lucy-hilarious in kayaks.
We have dined out, at one mom-and-pop Italian restaurant and one spiffy city steakhouse.
We have played... a full evening on the Ocean City boardwalk where, evidently, we are still happy to ride roller coasters, eat Mac and Manco's Pizza and salt water taffy, and end the evening with our traditional ride on the biggest ferris wheel in the world (feels like, anyway).
And now we are fighting... little sibling scuffles, Mom giving the X-ray-eyes of death across the table in the restaurant, grandpop throwing out even extra barbs (for him).
This morning I lay in bed for nearly an hour, thinking through my sermon for next Sunday, when I preach for the call to a new church.
Time to go home.