Here's what's doing down here.
1. When I woke up this morning and looked out the window, the world was neon orange. I couldn't get a good picture, but here's a picture of what it looked like at a local beach.
Those ain't special effects. Overnight, a windstorm blew in a blanket of red dust from the outback, and all of Sydney is covered with a thin layer of it. Our windows and doors were all closed, but I could smell and taste the dust while I was making breakfast this morning. Freaky! So even though, I haven't gotten to visit the Red Centre, I now have some between my teeth! The wind has continued to blow all day and has blown the orange clouds away, but we are left with a layer of dust over everything. See?
Yes. Instead of cleaning, I have gone around the house writing messages in the dust and taking pictures of it. Like an 8 year old. Aren't I hilarious? Lolzzzzzz!!
2. I bought an apron on Saturday.
I was hoping it would inspire me to bake more stuff. Cute things to wear are good motivation for a girl, ya know. So far, I've made two loaves of banana bread and a batch of chocolate chip cookies. I'm thinking if I wear an apron to make dinner when folks come over, they will think the food tastes better than it really does. This is a phenomenon known as psychology. I know that because I have a degree in it.
3. Dave is here with us.
Here he is with Nate on a little bushwalk we took yesterday.
It's been great to have my brother here. I realized that he and I haven't had this much concentrated hang-out time in several years. But isn't it nice when you have such a history and an affection for someone that you can pick up right where you left off the last time you saw them? We've talked about everything from nuclear proliferation to Taylor Swift. I wish he didn't have to go home tomorrow. But I suppose he has a "life" to get back to. Selfish.
4. Ava is now a theologian.
Just now, when Nate asked me "How you know that?" about something, I replied with my standard, "Because I know everything." Ava responded, "No you don't. You don't know if you'll have teeth in heaven!" No. No, I guess I don't.
That about covers it. How are you?