Friday, July 9, 2021

The Truth Is That I'm Playing Pool All Day Long, Every Day

Julia loves my book collection.  Well, so do all the kids.  I have worked hard at making this happen.

If you have come here looking for pictures of fun and exciting things, well, unless you like pool, this is not going to be the place for you today.  Julia and I played pool all day long.  Sometimes others played with us.  Sometimes they did not play with us.

I am constantly working on my skills.  I learned this week that playing with my glasses on helps a lot.  The kids like the swirly balls.  I have never been able to play with them until today, when I realized glasses helped me see the actual colors.  Julia pointed out the J, which I thought was wonderful.

Perhaps in some rule book somewhere there is a correct way to rack the balls.  Julia prefers organizing them by color, and frankly, I like it this way, too.

We did take a break to make cookies.  As we added an extra cup of dark chocolate chips, I taught Julia an important truth:  The cookie is only the medium to get the chips into your mouth.

I have struggled lately to find the skins for inari zushi.  Carolyn brought me frozen skins.  To my surprise, I liked them, although they are different.

Many people took several outings today.  Julia and I, with important pool plans, did not join them.  We did whip up emergency meatballs to go with the inari zushi and chocolate chip cookies.  If you are laughing at Nate's smile, then he accomplished what he wanted to.  He can hold that face indefinitely.

Matt joined us for lunch.  He's been practicing for a concert tonight. For the record, this is his normal face.

Jacob and Nate joined Julia and me for doubles.  I like playing with Jacob because he gives me pointers.  There is always something new to learn.

Nate racked the balls, so they were boring.

For the record, Nate is an excellent player.  He will give me pointers, but only if I ask.

After awhile, Julia and I took a break to put together a puzzle.  I know that was our intent.  That didn't happen, but Blink did.  I told Julia the only Blink advice I had:  Never play Blink with Melanie.

Several family members are in Salt Lake City for Matt's concert tonight.  Papa and Nate are watching shark videos.  Julia and I are ready for a few more games.

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