Today I ventured to Logan to spend the day with my little sister, Whitney. It was about an hour and a half drive both ways, which I geniusly coordinated with Bria's two naps. As I was approaching Logan, I took note of the incredible small-town feeling of the place. Just outside Logan is a tiny place called . . . Wellville? I think. So tiny. Nothing but houses, mostly rundown, but then about 5 large, new, spacious, fancy-pants houses on a street. It all seemed to strange to me. I think one thing I don't like about small towns is that everyone knows each other. It's like middle school all over again. If you can't break your way in, tough luck. That's one thing I didn't like about Provo as a non-student. I didn't feel like I was (or could be) really a part of Provo. So I would love to live in a big city. Lucky for me, since this move to D.C. is imminent, or at least pre-imminent. Interesting that the very thing I wouldn't like about a small town is probably the most appealing thing for people who do like them. But I will miss something about Utah and the lack of development:
Ahhh, that drive was beautiful.
So Whitney and I sat by the pool and munched on popcorn chicken and strawberries. A delightful summer-day-by-the-pool lunch. And Bria's first time in the pool was quite the success.
She's so cute I could have gobbled her up with the strawberries. (She and I were covered, covered, in strawberry juice. She even had it on her shoulder in a dribble down to her arm pit. How?) And as I sat by the pool with her as she splashed and splashed, I was acutely aware of the fact that I have not shaved in, oh, ten days? Come on, Sam's gone.
And on the ride home, with a sleeping Bria, I sipped a diet coke the size of my head and snacked on the leftover popcorn chicken, which had taken on the taste of its in-the-grocery-bag neighbor, the banana. Disgusting, for sure, but I ate all of them with glee.
Now I'm perfectly sun-kissed and happy after a perfect day with my daughter and my sis. To top it all off, I am going to indulge on leftover Denver Chocolate Pudding Cake from last night. Definitely more on that later, don't you worry.