I'll be heading over to church pretty soon because we're having a picnic fellowship on the grounds. I am going solo, though, because Rich is working again. Church is like family, so it doesn't matter really. My folks are getting back in town this morning just for the picnic, so we'll be together.
Yesterday was my dad's birthday, and I'm looking forward to giving him his birthday present. Shopping for Dad is a toughy every year because I never know what to get for him. He loves books, but since he's a pastor, he picks up any of the books he's interested in on his own. I run the risk of buying him a book he already has, so I steer clear of the books. A gift card would be fine, but whenever I go that route I feel like I didn't put any thought into the gift.
This year, though, things are different. I actually got an idea for his gift two months ago and wrote it down on a piece of paper so as not to forget, and Rich went and picked it up the other day for me. I hope Dad gets much enjoyment from it. I think I picked a winner.