8:10 PM: Sophie had a pretty good day, and I was able to be pretty productive today (with the help of the TV and her imagination). Today she insisted on being called "Annalise"--perhaps we've been watching a little too much of "Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper." She took her nap a little after 1:00 and slept until 4:30 (that certainly helped me be productive in the afternoon). Eileen (my stepmother) arrived just before Sophie woke up and stayed with Sophie while Randall and I took Elisabeth out to dinner (before going to her dance class). While Elisabeth danced (the recital is Saturday), we went shopping at Belk, where I finally got a chance to use the gift certificate my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas (thanks, Karin!). Eileen decided to take Sophie to Walmart while we were gone to pick up something she forgot to pack to bring with her. Now we're taking care of chores as we prepare the girls (or at least one of them--Sophie's still out and about) for bed.
Today is my grandmother's birthday. Her name is Estelle, and she's 85 today! (She reads printouts of the weblog, so I hope she gets a kick out of seeing her name in print).