We still have to wear sunscreen and sweat through our clothes by lunch but I've loved enjoying my coffee with the porch doors open this week. I can't catch a break, though with all the happenings of life these days. I hope these weekly updates will keep a solid time capsule to remember how crazy it was when I am sitting around looking for things to occupy my time. I drove the middle school carpool this week. Plenty of time on the way home to listen to the second Beartown book. The traffic was so awful on Tuesday that the girls were 30min late to school. A semi had flipped over and blocked both sides of 295! Speaking of car drama, my van was hit in the parking lot and I was without a car the last half of the week while the body shop made it look like new. The good news is that the guy who hit me called the body shop with his credit card and paid for it on the spot. I was lucky. We had a room parent meeting on Monday. Lots of fun to look forward to in 5th grade for Abby! I hosted book club Monday night with the most gorgeous sunset over the river. The book was terrible (Please Don't Eat the Daisies) but the food, drink and conversation was marvelous. I played tennis every day this week. Kerri and I lost on Tuesday (way out in Ponte Vedra after me showing up just in time to play). I got to sub up to B again and Diane and I won (again, yay!). Jane and I pulled out a win at San Jose on Thursday. Felt so good after so many losses over there! And then I got spanked on Friday in singles by Maggie. That one is still stinging. We celebrated Steph's Birthday with a luncheon at Jess'. I am working on making a carpool happen for bon bons on Friday for Abby. She went to her school dance late. Luckily Phil and Voss were already there holding it down and waiting for her. She had a sleepover with her gal pals so that made up for only being there for 45min. Both Ellie and Marly had babysitting gigs Friday night (Ellie's was her first over night gig!), which meant I got to order Chinese Food for one and watch and episode of Sex Education then had a nightcap with the Johnson-Hardisons. Marly, Voss and I had a relaxing morning. Phil picked up Dunkin on his way back from tennis. Marly went to babysit. Ellie, Abby and I went to the Jax Book Fest at the library and met the author of a few books we listened to on our road trip, Angeline Boulley. It was so neat listening to her talk about writing her books and getting to meet her and tell her about our road trip! We had an afternoon of Nutcracker! I love a Publix sub date with Phil then getting to dance with him for an hour. We had a chill afternoon then a family dinner at the Grove. Then, I went out to celebrate Lauren's Birthday at a silent disco. It was different and took some getting used to, but kina cool. This morning we went to mass, then CCD then the first round of costume fittings for the angels and sprites. We watched an awful Jags game at Lillians with the Strassers then Phil and I went to the 2nd round of costume fittings for he and I. I get to wear this huge hoop skirt! Tonight we are going to the St. Matts Feast Day party. A great ending to a fun, fall weekend. Here are the pics of the week.