June 24th, 2019

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

Back to work tomorrow

Alex took his driving test today and passed, woo hoo! Just in time, too. He is taking a couple classes at a different high school in town next year and at least one of my workdays will conflict with picking him up to take him back to his main school. Craig's more focused on the extra $700 we have to pay every six months for car insurance. Kids are expensive, man.

Alicia's bridesmaid dress came in last week so we went to Sacramento on Saturday to try on/pick it up. It fits perfectly everywhere except it's too high under the arms and needs to be lowered because it digs painfully into her sides. They could get us in right then to fit her, but guess when we get the dress back? Two days before the wedding. I don't know why the bride (or her mom) isn't hyperventilating about cutting it so close, but they were both perfectly fine with it. Me, I'm a nervous wreck about something going horribly wrong.

Our plums are coming in fast and thick now. We have two plum trees, one of which isn't quite as mature and only produced a dozen or so plums this year. The other one, however, has been heavily laden all spring, and they are finally getting ripe enough to start picking. We're eating them as is, mostly because pitting them would be a nightmare. I don't have time for more, and hey, it's healthier for us this way anyway.