How's it going? Pretty good?
Too hot for ya?
We've got months yet to go!!!
I spent most of this week down at an Advanced Criminal Law Course in Houston. I lived in a hotel in a shopping mall for a week, sat in seminar rooms (when I wasn't watching the live stream in my hotel room), hung out with co-workers, and missed Raylan and Amy. It's always sort of weird when we have these conferences in the middle of summer in these hotels that are attached to shopping malls. This time it was super hot and swampy outside, while it was borderline cold inside the hotel and mall. The whole thing messes with both your brain and your body a bit.
Anyway, I had some fun with my co-worker friends, but I missed Amy and Raylan.
|This year's TCAO crew- Afton, Ruben, Christyne, Barb, |
Jennifer, Carla, and Vicki
|Kolache is my co-pilot|
The weather has been hot here, and pretty humid in the mornings. Pursuing our usual objective of finding a way for Raylan to burn off some energy, we took him over to Barton Creek Mall to do some mall walking on Saturday morning before the stores opened.
It was fun. There weren't many people there, and the few that were about seemed to mostly be senior citizen types who were out walking the mall to get some exercise without suffering the heat. They were pretty amused to see a hyperactive toddler gleefully running around the mall.
|"Oh hi, Mom!!"|
|"Dad, I swear- if you help me stand up I will never dizzy spin again.|
|"My favorite is the black, plastic water filter, Dad. I like that noise."|
|"Draw 'ineffability', Uncle Ryan!"|
|"I'm not sure that the security guard is respecting Corduroy's civil|
rights, Aunt Jamie..."
On Sunday we went out to breakfast and went grocery shopping.
In the afternoon we went over to see Mary, Chad, and Truett. Raylan sort of ran around their house like a whirling dervish, but he had a really fun time.
|"If it really starts to rain hard, Truett, I say we make a run for it!"|
|Synchronized splash padding. Olympics 2020?|
Afterward we headed home to get Raylan ready for bed.
That was the weekend. As usual, it was too short, but I'm glad to be home!