All righty. I sent out the first newsletter this morning about 9:30 central time. If you signed up and did not receive an email from me, check your spam folder. If there’s nothing in your spam folder, then check to make sure you followed the instructions in the confirmation email you received after you signed up. And if you still can’t find a newsletter from me after you do all of those things, email me and let me know. I can check for your email address and then add you manually if need be.
Today I got to hang out all afternoon / evening with three of my best friends from college, and WHOA NELLIE we laughed and dare I say guffawed. My friend Katy had to come into town for work, so Elise and Tracey decided to tag along and oh my word I am so glad they did. We pretty much just sat in a hotel room in our pajamas for the better part of the day, and I laughed until I wheezed on at least six different occasions. I wouldn’t take anything in the world for that.
Around 7 we decided to put on some make-up and change clothes and go to dinner, and we had ourselves a lovely meal at Bellini’s (I know I talk about Chuy’s all the time, but Bellini’s is one of my top five favorite restaurants in Birmingham). I came home after dinner because I have a couple of appointments in the morning and didn’t need to stay up late singing duets from the 90s (I’m not saying that’s exactly what we would have done, but it’s probably a pretty decent guess), but time with forever friends is always such a treat. I wish we all lived closer, but I’m so grateful we get to see each other as much as we do.
The other big news is that Alex comes home from camp this Saturday, and we cannot wait to have him home again. I fully expect that Hazel will lose her dadgum mind when she sees him, and I also fully expect that his camp clothes will require an extensive fumigation process. He left for camp last Sunday afternoon, so the house hasn’t been the same without him here – but he has had a great week away, and we are mighty thankful for that. If I had to guess what his top priorities will be when he gets home, I’d say 1) drinking an ice-cold Dr. Pepper 2) taking a shower and 3) reacquainting himself with the wonder of air conditioning. These are all fine and noble goals if you ask me.
Finally, let’s continue to pray for peace, justice, and healing in Charleston. I can only imagine the shock, the hurt, and the grief. Be near, Lord.
See y’all next week!