Played out on the back patio with Milly for a bit today.  She picked up one of the metal hot dog roasting sticks we use for making s’mores and said we could fight and be angry pirates.  I don’t have a clue where she got that from, but instead of being responsible and telling her not to swing metal sticks around I let her do a little fencing with me.  I made sure she was careful, of course.

Had a pretty busy day.  I finally got some information I needed to do the next phase in a site I’ve almost been finished with for a while.  Now I just need one picture and a little feedback and I’ll be able to do the last bit that I need to.  I love it, for the record, when people don’t mind paying for stock photos.  They can make such a big difference.

Callie and Brynn got here just as Amanda was getting Milly up.  Brynn had just messed herself, so Allison went ahead and took care of that before heading off.  Milly was excited to see Callie and Callie was upset when she had to leave a little while later.  I was in the back and hardly saw anybody, but I didn’t hear much ruckus so I guess everyone had a good time.

Amanda was looking into dance and gymnastic classes for Milly on Friday and found that almost all of the places she could find online have outdated websites, so she suggested I contact a few of them to see if any would be interested in an exchange of services.  I sent out some emails yesterday and heard back from one today who said they knew the site needed to be updated, but didn’t want to change anything.  I was a bit confused as to how someone with a website that looks like it was built in 2001 could be offered a free overhaul, admit that they knew their website was out of date, and turn down an offer like that.

Here’s a list of services (just off the top of my head) that I’d be willing to exchange a website for:

  • Landscaping
  • Personal trainer
  • Accounting
  • Dance lessons
  • Gymnastics
  • Music lessons

There are surely others.

I drove Reece’s truck for the first time today.  Amanda asked to me take the recycling before small group, so I used the truck for that.

Since we were having group over at our house tonight, Kirsten took Milly to the park.  As Milly was walking in the door she said, “They’re not at small group; they’re at my house.”  I guess Kirsten told her we were having small group and Milly assumed that, as we usually do, we’d be going somewhere else for it.

Anyway, she made a bee line straight for me and gave me a huge hug.  She wanted me to go upstairs and play, but we convinced her to go upstairs and play with Kookie.  She was crying a minute later because she wanted me or Amanda, so we let Kirsten go and put her to bed ourselves.  I think she was just clingy because she wasn’t expecting a bunch of people to be in her house when she got home.

Small group was really good tonight.  The discussion, a Starting Point chapter about the Holy Spirit, was pretty good, but what made it especially good was a story and a half that was shared.  I won’t go into any details because this isn’t the place to do so, but it’s amazing what some people have been through, how they’ve turned out and what they’re willing to share with others.

Zach Dotsey