I just wanted to give everyone an update: Tom is leaving for Japan tomorrow morning for about a week, so we'd appreciate your prayers for safe travels for him and his coworker Ron.
Other than that, not much going on at the Herring household. My dad came over the other day and sprayed everything in the back yard so that we can start all over and try to make it look nice - like maybe have some grass back there! It seriously was a jungle. Not a shred of grass, just dandelions mostly - oh, and blackberries. We think that the people who lived here before us just used the back yard as a dumping grounds for all the yard waste generated by his *get this* landscaping business. But it has potential, and I'm excited to get going on it to make it habitable. I never thought I'd be so happy to see every living plant in my yard turning brown and dying!
I decided about a week ago that I was tired of carrying trays at work, so my managers were super nice and switched me from serving to doing some to-go shifts and hosting shifts. It's been a nice break so far, even though I do miss the pace of serving. Everyone keeps asking how long I'm going to work, and I'm just not sure. I'll keep doing it until I either don't feel like it or it's not good for me to do so. My doctor says that working is really keeping me healthy because it's such an active job. So I guess I'll stick with it for a little while longer. : )