It's been a good day. Here's what I did:
1) Woke up at 5:15 a.m.
2) Spent about 45 minutes on email, blogs, and coffee.
3) Did final corrections on the Steadfast Quarterly. It's off to the printer!
4) Did some laundry and household tasks.
5) Made two loaves of banana bread.
6) Took a walk with my husband.
7) Took my 5-year-old to his swimming class.
8) Read the 8th and 9th Commandments and their Meanings in the Large Catechism while said 5-year-old was swimming.
And that was all before lunch!
Then it was off to church to drop off Evan with his dad and sister (who were there for our week-long morning music camp/singing school) while I took Trevor to his orthotics appointment and then to a nearby junior college to do placement testing (he will be enrolling for college math this fall). While he was testing, I enjoyed some time on the library computer (a little more email and blogging). Trevor did great on his test and received permission to take college calculus (or something of equivalent level) this fall! He will be taking only the one class, attending as a high school junior on early admission.
After the college visit it was back home. I grilled brats (um, that would be bratWURST) for supper while Evan played in the water hose and Phil rehearsed in the living room with one of our best singers from church, who will be performing for and talking to the children at camp tomorrow. It's not many ladies who get to listen to a live performance of Leonard Bernstein's "I Hate Music" song cycle while cooking supper!
The teenagers cleaned up the supper dishes. Husband worked in the garden. I read bedtime stories to Evan. We are on a Dr. Seuss kick right now, so tonight it was Hooray for Diffendoofer Day and On Beyond Zebra.
Even a presidential news conference on why we need nationalized health care was not enough to cast a shadow on this day. It was busy, but satisfyingly so. Thank you, God, for days that are full of such earthly gifts as this one.