But, we all still have time tonight to run out to the grocery store for a box of orange creamy goodness to munch on to our hearts' delight -- until midnight. Or to have for dessert after tomorrow's main meal.
Or you can do like Jon and I did today to celebrate his passing his driving test -- toodle over to Arby's and get an orange cream shake.
They are simply to. die. for.
Worth the pain and suffering of having another child (our third now) in ownership of a driver's license. Maybe worth it.
Not that Jon's not a good driver. He really is awesome. But, gee whiz... He was just a little boy a minute ago. And this license to drive an automobile is a whole different thing than getting him a tryke for Christmas and watching him pedal around outside the kitchen window...
They grow up so fast. Good thing heaven is just as aware -- or more aware! -- than we are. I made up this little rhyme (based on the traditional traveler's prayers) to garner some extra help for my drivers.( He did say to ask, right?)
Prayer For a Child With A Drivers' License.
Guardian Angel, always dear,
fly beside him, far and near;
St. Christopher, all paths you know --
guide his feet wherever they go;
St. Raphael, on you I rely --
keep my child safe from the other guy;
Our Lady of the Highways, Queen of all things,
I release to you my apron strings.
* And if anyone out there sees this good looking, brown-eyed young man driving around looking very confident and grown up... Look out for him for me, will ya?
<-- He looks like this.
** CORRECTION: My error; please forgive me! Apparently the vigil of the Assumption is not a fast day. I got tipped to the idea from someone on the web who made the same assumption (no pun intended) that I did. Seems like it would be a feast that would have a fast and abstain vigil, but I guess it isn't. Go figure. We'll be abstaining anyway, since it's Friday. But don't need to skip the snacks (though I should do that anyway...).
If I'd only bought a box of Creamsicles...