If you know me 'n Jill well, you know that we don't always have grown up things under control. For instance, our drivers' licenses. Since we have tended to move every so often, we never paid much attention to what the address said on our licences. Our car is correctly registered under our residence, so I assumed we were law abiding citizens.
However, a store recently rejected Jill's attempt to purchase a bottle of wine on account of her license being expired (Jill is still getting carded! What a beauty!). Wouldn't you know it, mine was too. So a few Mondays ago we headed out to the dmv to renew. The dmv is closed on Mondays. So we went again on the day before Thanksgiving, and found about 50 people in the waiting room (I guess international students spent their week off learning to drive). We walked right back out the door and drove up to Michigan.
Before Christmas, we will get them. I'm sure.
** Hansel and Gretel is a current favorite. I hope this doesn't mean that mommy is really mean, and that I'm incompetent (how hard is it to find wood in the forest?). Personally, it's quite a shock to go from reading about Frog and Toad to this story of starvation, abandonment, witchcraft, cannibalism, theft, and murder.
We also celebrated Grandpa Smith's 90th birthday, but Aunt Jo wasn't there to take photos and put them on facebook.
Finally, we are down to a family of 4. Fereshteh moved up to the big City last month in pursuit of her fortune (and maybe true love?). She had been very busy recently, so the change felt gradual. Still, we miss her huge personality and dramatic life (I mean that as a compliment). Watch out Chicago!