I had to take my car to the mechanic today. After a nice lunch with Mark and our younger son David, I spent the afternoon riding with Mark on his giant Snap-On Tools truck as he went from auto shop to auto shop, selling tools to car mechanics. One of the mechanics showed me his 9-week old miniature Pug puppies. They'll grow to be about 5-6 pounds. Ohhh how darling! They crawled all over me and when I left, my shirt dirtied with tiny pawprints and the sweet smell of puppy kisses lingering on my skin. It was a humid and roasting hot day, that's why I'm so red faced and curly haired.