summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Friday, August 14, 2015

unscheduled life....

Spontaneity is my favorite. Tomorrow for example, is a blank day. No appointments, no plans. Paul is on vacation, so perhaps we will go to the beach, this tiny family we have with five girls in Norway. Paul and I, Joseph, Suzanne, Sonja, Jon, Char, Cam....and Joseph won't go along if we go to the beach.

I am relishing that tomorrow is a blank slate. I realized somewhere along the line that at 50 years old, the number of empty days left in my life is certainly numbered. Not that I am Miss Popular or anything, but there are parties and graduations and meetings and baseball games and shopping trips and appointments and gatherings and and and. Not that those things are bad, but they are things that eat up time...and time is our most precious commodity.

Today, I wasted some time looking online for homeschooling books/curriculum. Then I smartened up and went outside with the kids. We swam and sunned and they did gymnastics while I encouraged them to stretch each day, and do planks. I went in the garden barefoot with Char, and we ate lots of sun-warmed grape tomatoes. Then the time came to get dressed and ready to go to the baseball game....

Now, I don't mind fundraising. But Dollar Thursdays at the stadium are pandemonium. We serve one dollar hot dogs and sodas, and two dollar beers, in addition to the stand's regular menu of all things chicken, all fried. The beer is what makes it so crazy. I don't mind pouring a beer, but I am not your sweetheart, sir. Anyhoo. We left here at 4:30, and got home after 11:00 pm. It WAS a beautiful night for baseball, but there were so many people in line, I couldn't even see the field.:)

It is Friday now, I wrote most of this last night...I woke up this morning to Duke's intermittent yapping...he is doing better, Mr. Dukers. He thumps that tail when we say his name, and he simply loves being pet and talked to. It was a good investment to get him all fixed up:)

My little princesses have been playing dollhouse. Now they are taking a break to try to pull out Camille's tooth. It is hanging by a thread but just won't come out. She is standing here with a paper towel trying and trying to twist it out. I don't mean to be old and sentimental, but the Tooth Fairy's days here are numbered....wah. She was awfully forgetful anyway.

Char is trying to talk her into letting her have a try getting it out. Too funny.

It is brilliantly beautiful out right now. The breeze is blowing, the sky is blue, it is warm and summery.


S. Mifsud said...

Yes, to live in the moment, barefoot and with the sun on your back..bliss!

So sorry to read about Missy. How very awful.


Kathyb1960 said...

Tie a string around her tooth, tie the other end to the doorknob, and slam the door. LOL That's how we got some of ours out! Good luck!