Yes. They are.
I might have been a bit premature about skipping a period. It arrived unexpectedly 16 days late. Huh.
Emma and I have switched roles: she is now checking to make sure I get out of bed in time to get her to school at the time she requires. This might have something to do with a new teacher's son who is in her class.
She's also voluntarily showering every morning. What do you think --same cause?
Today we just might have had our last swim (never say never) --it was 95 this afternoon; the current forecast for Thursday's high is 68. I think that was the low temp last night.
Thank you all for your teen/phone advice. Emma presented her case for a phone without whining or resorting to "everyone else has one", and ended with "I know you'll need time to think this over, but I'd like you to consider it." Rob was impressed enough to be considering it.
And there you have it. Important things. And then there is this photo, which has nothing to do with anything, but my asters are simply too pretty not to photograph. Plus, pictures are nice in blogs.