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"Dead Until Dark"
by Charlaine Harris



Friday, 05 July, 2002

Suki woke me yesterday morning at 5:30, so I decided to get up and go skating before it got too hot. I went down to the park and eventually found parking - no small feat since they had closed off all of the parking lots along Kelly Drive. I skated up and back twice - about 15 miles total - then went home and made my mango salsa for the party. Mom and Dad called before I left, and it was nice to talk with them. They are taking it easy for the Fourth.

Had a wonderful day at Kathy and Marc's house yesterday. Saw several friends that I haven't seen in a while. James and Carol brought their three little girls and George stopped by with his daughter Amy after a horse show. Jennifer and her husband John decided not to drive up since it was one hundred degrees and they figured it wouldn't be good to be an hour and a half away from their hospital since she is due within a week. But other friends, John and Jane were there, and they just announced that they are expecting in November. She looks great and is feeling good.

Poor Kathy threw her back out on Wednesday night, so she was pretty uncomfortable, but as usual it was a great party. Their neighbors stopped by with their four kids and we all ate and talked and swam in the pool. Their place is so lovely and it felt good to relax.

I got home around 7:00 or so, and promptly fell asleep on the couch. I awoke to the sound of fireworks over the Art Museum at 9:30. Oh well. We're having fireworks at the minor league ballpark across the river tonight, and the big river barge display tomorrow.

Suki got me up at 5:30 again today, so I went skating and then to Home Depot and the supermarket before returning the rental car. I spent about an hour enjoying the slightly cooler temperatures at the end of the pier, and took another nap on the couch with Suki. She is getting rather, ummmm, SOLID. I can't imagine when she has time to eat, since I think she spends most of her time inventing things to get into. I bought her a kitty scratching board - I haven't gotten around to making an appointment for her to "get her nails done."

Boom, boom, boom. Suki said she'd prefer not having fireworks, thank you.

[I'm sure she'll love tomorrow night.]

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Quote du jour:

"You may be a redneck if . . . your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand."

-- Jeff Foxworthy (1958 - ____) US comedian

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