and all's well. Chowder sleepin' in the living room. house is quiet. still dark outside and here i sit typing. cigarette burning in the ash tray. put a few more chapters of Magician: Apprentice behind me- entertaining book. fell asleep sometime yesterday afternoon after bringing Loren back to his mother's. his mom's husband, and his father, and another man were "communing with god" in their way- which involves sitting in a sweatlodge, hand-built and containing what Loren described as "a bunch of very hot rocks". watched him jump on the trampoline for awhile (while Chowder went crazy- to him the trampoline is all too exciting and he leaps bodily off the ground, to a point somewhere past exhaustion, trying to get at whomever is doing the jumping). Loren's mother was, ironically, out shopping at the Albertson's by my house- which prompted me to ask him why he didn't just have her come and pick him up when she was through, rather than me driving him all the way out there when she wasn't even there. seems it didn't occur to him. c'est la vie.
i'll be picking him up today around 2pm, to trek out to the Sargents' for Ethan's last birthday celebration of the year- i say 'the last' because he's had a few now- his folks have done their best to accomodate everyone wishing Ethan a happy #5. should be good times.
today i'll get this place back into shape (not too difficult since it's only suffered a day or two of neglect) and do a little shopping of my own, before heading out for Loren. might even get a little more time with my book before making ready for another work week.
good Sunday morning to all.
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