Lazy, boring, busy, whatever . . .

Sorry to be so post-less lately.  As the title suggests there’s some laziness involved, a lot of busy-ness and even more “whatever” that’s been keeping me away. 

First, we had the dilemma of Andy’s Halloween costume.  This is the first year since Danny had just turned one that I’ve only had one costume to worry about.  It’s weird and bittersweet and weird.  Andy finally settled on a reasonable idea and we set to work.  I can’t wait to show you all pictures – he came up with the best idea ever!  I found the final bits this evening at, you guessed it, Goodwill! 

The older boys are busy with classes and work and looking for work and their other interests.  Andy and I are finding a rhythm to being a school of two – teacher and student.  It’s weird for both of us and we’re still trying to figure it all out.  I’m trying to find a balance between not pushing him too hard and not caving to my own allergies (pollen is terrible right now) and laziness and letting everyday be a SpongeBob marathon.  We are, however, currently enjoying our read-aloud book – A Wrinkle in Time.  It’s been a few years since I read this book and I forgot how fun it is.

Whatever, we had a fun weekend.  Our neighbors had a pizza party to celebrate the official adoption of their second son.  I get ferklempt just thinking about it.  What a great family they all are – and now they’re complete! It was a laid-back fun evening.  Some of the adults were inside watching football and some of us were outside, enjoying the cool temperatures and watching the kids run amok.  While we agree and disagree with our neighbors on many things, I LOVE that we have all been able to put aside our differences and remain friendly.  I think all of our kids (and all of us old people) will enjoy memories of tire swings, pizza, four-square, getting bandaged by a neighbor mom AND getting yelled at by a neighbor mom or dad, dads watching football, moms swapping books by the pool or in the driveway.  I don’t know how many neighborhoods like ours are out there – I hope there’s a bunch.  Yes, I’d love another bedroom, or even a second story to the house, but I wouldn’t trade our lives for anything.

Sunday, I tried to finish weeding the garden – still time to plant, though the window grows small.  Oh man, I am so sore today.  I’m almost finished weeding.  Tomorrow the planting begins – provided I can crawl out of bed.  Getting old is not as much fun as old people tell you it is. 

I hope everything is going well in your worlds.  If you’ve read this far, please change your plans to pray, think good things, dance nekkid or all three to WEDNESDAY, October 27!!!!! 

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