Maybe I could forget to bring my phone, ha. Sorry, I'm just thinking about the juggling of things I have to manage while Paul and I take off for a few days...home issues are never too far away for them to MOM me, ha. MOM! The cat is limping! There's nothing to eat!!! Oh, and the arguments they have when I'm gone...I don't know if it's because I'm not here to smooth things over before they erupt, or if they just enjoy freaking me out long distance, :) I also know this: they love when I leave. I always give one particular girl my credit card, just in case, for emergencies. When there are pizza boxes, I know they had an emergency: there was nothing to eat!
So here's the thing: Paul and I are taking a trip down to pick up Samuel...our Army son. He has been stationed at Fort Myer, Arlington Va./Washington D.C., and is now at the end of his Army stint...he is SUPPOSED to get out tomorrow...he has taken care of all of his paperwork, but the Army has not yet signed off on their part. So, we have our hotel reservations, Paul took the time off of work, and we are going. But we may come home without Sam...oh, the Army. We are still going because A., we want to, and B., poor Sam, if he doesn't get out, the LEAST we can do is still visit him.
So in just a few hours, we will be going on a roadtrip! I do love roadtrips. I am not packed, not at all. The kids here are all figured out, with older kids stepping up. They have stacks of books and workbooks and things to work on, and never get bored.
Yesterday was a busy day...we went to the small city, to the department of motor vehicles to turn in some license plates. Then to the bank, to deposit some checks. Then to the thrift store where I found a pair of Tom's, off white lacy slip ons...my size, comfy, and only two dollars and fifty cents. There are very few shoes that fit my feet comfortably, so yay!
Then, to gymnastics class...and after that, hurry hurry hurry, brought the kids home, changed into jeans and sneakers and grabbed my concession stand hat...Evelyn and I went to the Carrier Dome to work the lacrosse game...home at 10 pm. Too tired to go to bed, just sat here with my feetsies up, staring into space, since the internet wasn't working.
Then Duke woke me up this morning at 6:11.
The days just fly by. In all these things, these trials big and small, which all people go through, I hope to be awake and get oil in my lamp. There is treasure to find, God is so interested in working in us! That still small voice that tells me perhaps it ISN'T someone else, perhaps it's ME being arrogant...being contrary...oh, there is so much sin, permeated right through us, so much to be cleansed from. When we walk in the light, life is so good.