Saturday, November 10, 2012

Another extraordinary day

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.

Thank You!

1 comment:

SurprisedMom said...

Hi! I know it's been awhile, but I wanted to drop in on your blog to see how you are doing. It seems as if your life is very, very busy, but you know what's important and it shows.I hope your holiday season is joyful and blessed.

Life has been interesting the last couple of years for me and my family. There's been some major changes, some good, some not. The girls are adults now and rediscovering how to parent has been a journey.

I wish you well.