Oh, that maddening song that the kids keep singing that is on continuous replay in my head!
Sick today- ran into the urgent care and I have a little touch of strep throat. Yum! Luckily, it's probably because I have a compromised immune system and the kids haven't gotten it.
I have actual stuff I NEED to do tomorrow but knowing that makes it even harder to get to sleep, you know? Plus after feeling flu-ish and headachey and feverish all day, I spent alot of time napping. I hate that- having to do stuff even though I'm sic... feeling so obligated. Yeah I'd like some whine with my cheeze.
I have a new business opportunity. I'll write more about it later but I'm so excited about it, though it probably could have come along at a better time. Ah, the grass is always greener, no?
Maybe end this with some beautiful and inspiring quotations?
And how much could we stand, of beauty that is, because just looking around with my eyes I am overwhelmed beyond words. To think about the ever-expanding universe I see when I close my eyes is almost painful.
This was the moon Avery spotted from the freeway on the way home from chorus so we popped of the freeway and check out the view. (warning, do not read while driving- we saw this guy eating a bowl of something(cereal?), both hands doing the feeding while while he steered with his elbows, I think. Reminds me of when I was a kid, my dad played this trick on me that he made the windshield wipers on the car go 'magically'. I would beg him and beg him to do it. It was disappointing when I finally realized that it wasn't him flicking his hands back and forth in time to the wipers that made them move, but his knee bumping the switch into the on position.
I think this may very well be true. I like who I am so much more when I am in love. Sometimes I forget how much I am in love with my beautiful daughters, my husband, the wind, the sky, the trees, the animals- but as I've said before I get moments. I get moments like when I walk in the front door from a late night trip to the grocery store and find everyone fallen asleep in the living room, that feeling when I think something is funny and I look across the room and Dean is looking back- appreciating the moment as well.
My idea of paradise? Dean and the girls and I and a handful of friends and family on a deserted island where you can also have take-out delivered. We'd sleep in hammocks, the ocean would be our lullabye. We'd have long arguments over philosophy, politics, economics, history, the future as we sat around a blazing fire in the evening. There wouldn't be mosquitoes, flies or spiders but there would be horses to ride and dogs to keep us company, cats to look down on us and keep us humble.
And finally: The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. I don't know who said it but I love it, you know.
Hold your ground, even if you feel like a little nut. Hold your ground.