I got home from Oregon around 1130 Thursday night. I had just driven a little over 100 minutes from the airport. While I tried to unwind, I read the weather forecast for the weekend and tried to plan what we would be doing.
I miss my family so much I want to spend every waking second with them until I have to fly away again.
69*F with some rain, some sun, some clouds.
Fantastic! I quickly make plans to keep Saturday as a stay at home day.
A couple of weeks ago I took the Boy and the Girl to get their hairs cut. When the Girl was on the chair she informed Lisa that it was a Stay at HOME Day! The best kind of day.
So today has been unremarkable in its fantastic-ness.
We worked in the garden. Gave Max a bath. Chased the Chickens and gave them hugs. Searched for eggs all over the yard, in the coop, in the shed, under the bush. Darn chix won't lay in just one place.
We all took naps. Boy and I took two, we needed them.
We have had multiple family hugs, where we all pile on top of one another and wiggle and squeeze. Or we stand in a tight group and squeeze.
We have had some drama, some tears, lotsa laughter, some Halloween candy, leftovers, and lots of hugs.
As much as possible Wife and I have distracted each other if we start to think about the stress of our jobs; both of which are very demanding as she travels and I put in long hours. If Wife notices a serious look, she distracts me with a pun or she tells the kids to tickle me. It works out well.
Mom stopped by with new clothes for the kids and we took time to take pictures for Xmas cards. Thank God for her keeping track of us.
I don't take today for granted; we are so blessed with riches beyond imagination. I pray for more days just like this one.