|A couple fingers of Scotch with Eric to cap|
Allison didn't want to go to Auntie Kathy's house. When we got there she lobbied to stay in the truck. Then she clung to me for awhile. And then the truth manifested itself when she fell asleep on my lap for about half the game. I guess she was feeling a little tired from The Holiday Bash.
Eric and I munched on chips and nuts. Eric opted for beer. There were two bottles of wine open on the kitchen counter that were nearly empty. I rationed them out to myself over the course of the game..
|Charlie go with us to the bus stop.|
We returned home in the early evening. I switched to water, downing two bottles in order to both hydrate and to flush the system. A long week loomed and I needed to switch over to work mode.
Emily has been bothered by a cough of late. Kelly gave her some medicine before bed but at midnight she came in to our room. I gave up my spot so she could crawl in next to Mommy, which is something she likes to do when she's not feeling well. I went downstairs to sleep on the couch.
|Allison waits in line to get on the bus.|
Meanwhile, it was about seventeen degrees when I walked Allison up the hill to the bus stop. It was an eerily quiet morning under a dark gray sky; everyone's breaths huffing out of us in puffs of white vapors.
Emily slept through it all. She was still sleeping when I left for work. Just as well. And she bounced back in the afternoon. I got off work in time to catch the last half of their swim lesson.