Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I remember floor neighbors abandoning laundry in the washing machines down the hall.
I remember hearing kids through the walls, and trying to imagine my future including such sounds.
I remember him pushing me on the swings down the path near our building.
I remember taking a picture of the crack on the toilet tank on the day we moved in, so that we couldn't be blamed for it when we left.
It was nearly 10 years ago.
We were just married.
We were 21 and still in college, and so we painted one wall purple and strung up chili pepper lights. We had 2 pictures to hang on the walls, borrowed furniture, and lots of energy and excitement and love.
It was here that we learned about building a home, and sharing space. It was here that I learned about socks left willy-nilly around the place, and where he learned about shower drains clogged with hair.
Where we both learned how glad we were to be embarking on this journey together.
It's wonderful how some things never change. We're in a new home now, but it's all still here...we still have the excitement, love, hope, and of course the socks and the clogged drain.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
- I haven't memorized the social security numbers of my children.
- I still don't have my Christmas cards in the mail.
- There is a spill in the fridge that has been there for days, getting yuckier by the moment
2 Small Things I Feel Proud of Today:
- I finished my Christmas shopping.
- The laundry is completely caught up.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
As we wandered around, we saw things like this:
Seeing such things caused me to think two things:
1. Wow this is beautiful and amazing!
2. Sheesh, if the zoo can do all this, surely I can muster the energy to find the extension cord so that I can finally plug in the wreath that's been hanging dark on my porch for two weeks.
Walter saw reindeer, model trains, various animals, and he decorated a cookie.
He even hugged a tree.
Goose girl really enjoyed the lights. Though she looks a little dazed in this picture, trust me, she was just amazed.
She was enthralled watching the dolphin show.
On the way home Walter was melancholy. He often feels sad when fun things end. No matter how much we encourage him to think of the fun time he had, he can't seem to let go of the sadness that it's over. I was much the same as a child, and sometimes these days as well. I can only tell him I understand, hug him, and allow him to work it out for himself. That, and feed him ice cream, which we stopped to eat on the way home!