Saturday, January 15, 2011
We Made it To Saturday
It's been a full week, and at last it is Saturday morning. I wanted to look back and recall some of the activities that had us so busy... of course, now I am drawing a blank!
Let's look at Homer for a moment, shall we?
Calming, companionable, funny Homer.
Maybe the stressful bits of this long week have evaporated because we had a day with Eli's dog, Homer. He is this happy and mellow little guy, that agreeably stays by your side, and gives you soothing, soulful looks. And when Maria was home from school, he became this playful and energetic buddy, following Maria up and down, and all around, and adapting to every new game she came up with.
So, with the stressful bits forgotten, that leaves happy recollections...
Happy stuff, like the school assembly, and Lavender's premier as a back-up dancer for FIRST 2102 Team Paradox Robo-Dancers! Maria came to rehearsal, and got a handle on Lavenders control wand. Lavender actually enjoys having her buttons pushed.
More happy: Alex and Lonnie are going to Winter Formal.
(Okay. I debated on sharing that one. They hardly need me to be like Spaz-Mom getting all hyped up on over this rite of passage. I am resisting the urge to dig up Alex's baby book and show up at Lonnie's house, to regale her with all of his awesome qualities. Winter Formal is their story, and I am honestly trying to be cool and calm.)
I'm done. Honest. Alex, I am sorry if I have embarrassed you. Some day you will understand, and forgive me. Hopefully, it can be by tomorrow.
Another happy: Last night. (Except for Alex being too sick to move.) We all worked on Lavender, to get her home, and there was all the other, forgotten stuff we faced... and then finally, it was just me and the children, at home.
So, I made corn tortillas, and grilled chicken.
Then I prepared a salsa, and we had two perfectly ripened avocados, and really good beans. It was just one of those dinners... simple, delicious, and relaxed. I was so aware of how nice it felt to not have anywhere to go, anything to do... ah, relief.
And now it's Saturday, and we have places to go, and stuff to do. I'm good with that. Last night, and Homer time, and happy rites of passage, and bright yellow balloons, and dancing robots... they have recharged my batteries! Bring on the day.