Hey. This may be out of the blue, but I must confess that I've been keeping a secret from you. After patiently waiting, I've now decided I need to let you know, and Friday will be the first opportunity in person. I would tell you today, but I just can't bring myself to let you know by phone. Realizing that we're looking forward to seeing each other, I just can't keep this from you any longer. I'm pretty sure it won't destroy the weekend, but I wanted to give you some advance notice so that you could be prepared. I'll talk to you later.
I simply replied with "Nice try but no cigar."
Have any of your successfully pulled an April Fool's yet? I got my sister and brother-in-law pretty good last week, but I've not figured out anything for today. If I were brighter, I'd have written back to Carter that I had something I was needing to tell him too. Oh well, I blew that.
p.s. I'm grateful that in just a few hours I'll be making chocolate chip cookies with four of my junior high reading students to celebrate their good behavior over the last month. It's been great to see how two of them have turned their behavior around over the last few weeks and how excited they are about coming to the toolshed.