"Are you running anymore?" a friend asked.
No, not lately.
But I haven't given up. And I do have a half-marathon on Sunday.
This morning, a guy got shot and killed by a police officer in my neighborhood. It's a good thing I wasn't running around.
We went to Ventura and visited the mission there. I don't have any 4th graders, which is when California usually has people study the missions -- but my friend does, so we tagged along on her field trip and my private school is offering mission studies to 1st, 3rd, 7th and 9th-graders this year.
After the mission tour, we checked out the thrift stores. My 14-year-old found records, which are his new passion. Paul gets a kick out of how our kids romanticize old technology. First, the 12-year-old got fixated on typewriters; now, the 14-year-old is interested in records.
The highlight for me was I found a pair of black Tony Lama cowboy boots. In my size. For $12.99. I usually have a pair of black cowboy boots, but I usually pay $30-$50 for a fashion-y pair, not something of such high-quality. They usually last a year or two. These will last a lot longer -- and were quite a deal.
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