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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

oh lazy me....

Here I sit. In my comfy chair. I want a nap. I am not going to take one. The little kids will be home soon, the older kids are already here. They have scarfed down snacks and settled in reading books or doing homework or checking out facebook. Sam took care of some things for me before he started on his own stuff, he put away a few cool things I got from the thrift store today, plus he took care of some recyclables, without even being asked.

Anyway. Jonathan had sealants applied to his teeth, plus a cavity filled. He insists that I go in with him, so there I stand, trying not to faint at the mere sound of that awful drill. I do not like being in there, but I can't tell him no. Plus, I think it's really nice the dentist doesn't mind.

We went to the thrift store and had some fun. I got two nice cereal bowls for twenty-nine cents each, a copy of the latest, "Diary Of A Wimpy Kid", for Jon, a few nice shirts for the girls, a Melissa And Doug's shopping cart, which Sam hid for me for Christmas.

It was fun. My hands got dusty, and some of the stuff there is almost hilarious, but we enjoyed it. Walmart for dog biscuits and bleach. We spent like $20 in there, then headed to the warehouse store. Frozen blueberries and strawberries, fresh kale, coffee, and lots of candy for our fall feast at church.

Apples from the Apple Lady down the road, then home. Ahhh, home.

The groceries are put away, the dishes are done, the laundry is mostly caught up, and I have to make dinner.

I don't want to. I want to take a nap.

Another one of my sister's seven daughters is engaged! It is a happy occasion, to be sure, but....some of my girls are very sad. Claire left to spend a year in Australia, and is now going to get them, it means the end of fun and good times:)

Tomorrow is Halloween, one of the "funnest" nights of the year. We didn't Trick-Or-Treat with the older kids. Somewhere along the line, we changed our minds about it. It wasn't like just asking people for candy, most people enjoy Halloween, and enjoy giving to the kids. Paul doesn't go with us, he just never does. He doesn't care for it, although he has no problem with us going. Anyway, I have had lots of fun going out through the neighborhoods with the kids. For the past few years, we have gone in this one REALLY nice little place....streets lined with gorgeous houses, probably dentists and doctors. They give really good candy, too.

Whether you "believe" in Halloween or not, be safe and don't eat too much candy tomorrow! I know I won't:)

1 comment:

Martha said...

If I am to eat any candy, I'll have to go out and buy some. Do you think there will be any left?