1. I almost never go to the bar before church, but the Troxstar and I wanted to watch the Pats and the Dolphins, the game was at 10:00, I read the Old Testament lesson at 11, so about 9:30, we drove to The Cooler. No worries. I had a ground round steak and eggs and hashbrowns and toast and a few cup of coffees and was sober as a lector when I read the beautiful passage from Jeremiah. Fact is, I was sober all day long.
2. The Deke wanted a surprise for dinner. She also wanted a dinner made from a recipe. So I dove into the America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook and quickly found a quick simple and tasty sounding recipe for fajitas. I'd never prepared fajitas before and it was a lot of fun. Furthermore, the Deke, Molly, and Pat all were very happy with how they turned out. Oh! The Deke was surprised.
3. On Saturday, I took pictures on the University of Oregon campus and I realized, when I returned home, that I didn't have it straight in my mind which hall was Deady and which Villard. So I went back to campus today under a cloudless January sky, with temperatures around 30 degrees, cold and comfortable, and got things straightened out. It was a gorgeous little walk and a satisfying fact finding mission.