1. Olivia and David are back! Molly and Hiram are back! Their Florida vacation has come to an end and the Deke and I get to kick it into a higher nana/grandpa/parent gear again. It's wonderful all being together again.
2. My ongoing mission to try every kind of DMV beverage I can continued this afternoon in a most refreshing way. I picked up a six-pack of Nellyford, Virginia's own Bold Rock Hard Cider. I enjoyed it a lot, even though it was just a little bit sweeter than my favorite ciders are. But it wasn't too sweet and I'd drink it anytime, anywhere.
3. I purchased the steaks. The Deke whipped up some sour creamed mashed pototoes and a green salad. Hiram grilled the steaks. Hiram is a pepper sauce aficionado and I joined him in pouring some pepper sauce in a little container to dip bites of steak in. (I hope Pert Woolum wasn't watching from the other side...he would have hated me doing this....I enjoyed it...[sorry Dad]). Oh my! What a great dinner!