Hi! I'm home at last and writing this from our back porch. It's a pleasant 75 degrees and low humidity. I thoroughly enjoyed drinking my first pot of tea in more than three weeks and am enjoying even more the chance to eat lunch with Jack and Finn and Kelly (Regan has a bit of a fever and is inside watching TV; Aubrey is playing with her friend Caroline). I still have to do my therapy homework--strengthening exercises and some walking--and plan to watch the Notre Dame game later today. All in all, it's a pleasant way to spend the day.
Mom went down to Chicago for several days of R&R with Mary Margaret and Bryan. She certainly deserves a break, and I know she'll enjoy spending time in their new condo. Kelly's brother, Jim, and his family are coming up for a visit tomorrow. They live in Alabama so this is a big trip for them and we're glad they'll be here to help us celebrate Jack's birthday on Tuesday.
I hope you all have a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend. It's hard to believe the next school year and autumn are right around the corner. One of my goals is to be able to rake leaves when they really start to fall next month.