Dinner last night was really a treat. Despite the absence of my trusty Thermapen, I managed to cook our steaks perfectly. The mint-pistachio pesto was a hit, as was the arugula salad with roasted peaches and mozzarella, and the plum tart. Between the pasties and our feast to end the day, I'd say we ate really, really well! The bayou is calm and sparkling right now, and we're going to have a lazy morning and then see Spiderman and send the kids off to Day 2 of swimming lessons which, thus far, have been incredibly successful. Amen! Finally! I can't tell you how much money we have spent on Jack's lessons thus far only to have him finish each and every one with dry hair. You can imagine that so far his skills have not advanced much.