1. I baked cherry and peach turnovers as a treat for dessert tonight. I've been thinking about my family all day.
2. Tess returned home from her first day in public school a bit shell-shocked. Her sisters encircled her with love, good advice, phone calls and facebook posts. Friends also rallied 'round her with encouragement. The best(?) advice was from daughter #3, "Suck it up."
3. The day passed quicker than I had anticipated.
4. We decide her motto should be, "♪ Always look on the bright side of life! ♪♪" from The Life of Brian...with the whistling on the end.