Hellooooo!!! It's Monday. Here's a little miscellaneous information from our world on this side.
1. David ran the "Bombers" 10K this weekend. That's bomberos. The firefighters. There were over 10,000 people in the race. A few of the guys ran in all their firefighter apparel, pushing wheelchairs....for 6+ miles.
Hubs has a hilarious habit of racing "himself" in these situations. He takes it very seriously and I get really tickled by it. His goal was 42 minutes. He came in at 42.03. Ya'll that's a good time. But I could tell those 3 seconds really irked him though. There's a 5k in June that he's planning to run and he's already setting his goal:)
He did eat the celebratory cookie cake in spite of the three seconds though.
2. The boys watched Barca play "futbol" on Saturday night. They now have full apparel, thanks to Grammar and Pop. Silas even made me paint the Nike check and a 10 on his shorts so his uniform would be authentic. That kid loves Messi. Jude's a Neymar, Jr fan...quite possibly just because he wants to be different from Silas.
3. Last week alone, people from four different continents ate at my dining table. I thought we were inter-cultural before, but this city is making me feel like I've been culturally unenlightened heretofore.
Ya'll. I admit that to this Southern gal, it's just a little stressful to welcome people from so many backgrounds...knowing that they definitely do not eat, drink or do hospitality the way I do. I'm trying to lean into humility though and add enough kindness to cover up the abundant cultural errors that are inevitable.
I served this Au Gratin Potato casserole from All Recipes. So far, friends from four countries have loved it. I'm adding it to the no-fail list. It's really delicious.
4. We are going camping this week for Jude's upcoming 7th birthday. He requested a camp out. You can look forward to the full report later this week. I have every confidence there'll be a story or two to share.