I went to San Jose yesterday to visit Pookie (aka #7), J, mini-pookie, and to celebrate my birthday a little early. I can’t tell you how thoughtful and unselfish Pookie is…who else would buy me a Vera Bradley sunhat exactly like her own because I’ve been raving about hers ever since she bought it? A proper thank you will be snail mailed, but…I love it, love it, LOVE it!!

Now, hang on to your hat because I was also gifted with a set of torpedos that are used in the pool. I used my nephews to the point of exhaustion over the 4th of July weekend and now I have my very own!