Yeah, I picked Mr. Norwegian Chocolate up at the airport last night, or rather this morning. He was too tired to talk much, so I filled him in on all the exciting things that have been happening here. Like Not Much.
I woke bright and early this morning, but couldn't start my day because I was a Nice Mom and let all the young children camp out in the living room last night. It was too hot in their rooms. I didn't want to wake them all up, so I tossed and turned, and fell back to sleep. I knew Paul's mom was going to come over, but he said she would call first. Well....she didn't.
I WAS going to get up and clean the house quick. I really was. But she came too early. The lazy part of me is a tiny bit glad. But the PRIDE part of me is very injured. Not just the big pile of camping supplies on the kitchen table, or the hundreds of pairs of shoes scattered in the doorway. Or the fact that the kids were all still lounging around in their makeshift beds in the living room. Or the coloring projects all over the kitchen table. Blah, ten or fifteen minutes of Panic Cleaning would have made all the difference. Oh well. Ouch. She DID tell me I look good, which was nice. I am not seeing it, I am just seeing that the scale is levelling off and blah, I want it to go down! Anyway, off on a tangent, it was nice to visit with her. We sat and talked while I pretended I wasn't mortally embarrassed about the house. She is a lovely woman. Grampa isn't doing too well these days, his short-term memory is going, and it is very stressful for her sometimes. She said, "I have no patience, and I know I have to change." That just made my heart rejoice because God gives grace to the humble. I am praying for her, that God will bless her and give her the patience she needs.
So...today I have to go get some drinks for the youth gathering tonight at my niece's house. No, I am not invited. It's a pity, all of my friends will be there.
It reached 101 yesterday. It is extremely hot again today. Our little window air conditioners are keeping us just cool enough.
Well, the day is going on, and here I sit. Places to go and things to do. Although I wonder why I should possibly clean the house now...