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?

Dear Homer.
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.


Miriam said...

I'm not a mother, and 99 days out of a 100 I think that was the right thing for me. But sometimes, when I read your blog and your love for your amazing children comes shining through I have some tiny second thoughts. At any rate, the world is a better place for having such a dedicated, loving, creative, funny mom in it!

judy in ky said...

We love Spaz-Mom! I hope Alex feels better for the Winter Formal. Will you show us photos, or is that too Spaz-Mom-ish?

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Miriam... thank you, most sincerely. Your comment really touches me.

Judy... I love the love... thank you! Fortunately he has plenty of time to heal... right now robotics is the pressing issue. I am going to do all within my powers to take many pictures, and I promise to be classy, yet slightly spaz-tastic, so look for a pic or two!

tea time and roses said...

Hello Natalie,

Love all the photos! I just had to take a moment to see just how you and the family are doing. Sounds like a great weekend my friend. I so agree with Miriam, you indeed are a special kind of Mom!:o)



Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Good morning Beverly. It's always nice to have a visit from you. And thank you. It feels so encouraging and nice to have friends that share kind thoughts... you all make my life better. ♥

ArtyZen said...

Am so glad to get back to reading your blog... despite us being so busy in our own lives, I have missed you and hearing about yours. Hope Alex is better soon. How exciting about the dance! And Lonnie!! Axxx

Tracy said...

Homer... oh he's so CUTE! Look at that powder-puff face he has...*swoon*... I miss having a dog sometimes. Don't tell our kitty Charlie that though. ;o) YUM photos & sweet happenings...sounds like a great weekend! :o) Happy Days to you all ((HUGS))

Jennifer said...

Hurray for getting through, for seeing the good and having fun despite the setbacks and drawbacks and challenges. Hurray for the rites of passage of growing up, and for moms who are going through their very own rites of passage, too! (gushing comes with the territory!!). Homemade corn tortillas? Does it get any better than that?!

Unknown said...

Good luck Alex on the Winter formal! And if we get too stressed just go back to that adorable picture of the snaggle tooth Homer...precious!