A Perfect Day

I woke about 3am and just could not get back to sleep, which I credit to the menopause hormones. But since I was awake, might as well be productive. So I drank a pot of coffee, paid some on-line bills, checked to see if anyone had read my blog since I last posted and made up a menu for the week. So when 8am rolled around, I was ready to go shopping. But middle son’s track schedule said the time of the meet was TBA, and I had not gotten word of the departure time, so I woke him and found out the bus was leaving from the school at 12:45pm.

Back to sleep, dear son. I was off to Target and Shop N Save for stuff on The List. Then home again to pick up youngest son for his photo shoot for his free 8 x 10, courtesy of the orthodontist. And true to form for my kids….he was clean, but his shirt was a wrinkled mess. Picture taken, I dropped him at home and went on to the main grocery shop at Aldi, spent $80 and got groceries for the week.

Beloved daughter was awake by this point and we conferred about her plans for the day. She is off to assist a friend with a photo shoot for photography class, home for a couple hours and then off to Film Club this evening.

Middle son, also awake, had lunch with us: fresh sweet corn and grilled cheese sandwiches. Then to school for his bus trip to an indoor track meet. Here he is at state last year:

That's him in the red and black

Youngest son and I went shopping: tennis shoes, white dress shirt for musical performances, shorts, drum sticks. And one last grocery store on the way back to home. I got some gas for the lawn mower, and gave him a lesson in how it functions. Then he mowed and raked the yard

back yard

while I weeded the onion grass out of the phlox

front yard

I started a pot of vegetable and beef soup and while it simmered, beloved daughter and I started work on her Duck Tape Prom dress. I do not have photos today, but will when it is done. She was off to film club while youngest son and I ate soup for dinner. Then I drove him to a party at the Black Sheep Cafe (a non-alcoholic serving band venue) and I type this up for you all as I wait for beloved daughter to return, beloved middle son to call wanting a ride home from the track meet and beloved youngest son needing a ride between the party and going to see The Hunger Games with some other friends.

It will be a late night and I do not mind. One of the best lessons my beloved first son taught me is that this crazy-busy time is all too brief. In a couple of years, I will have plenty of time to myself: to nap, to pursue hobbies, to work ovetime if I like.

They will be grown and gone…and damn, they are a lot of fun while they are here.

3 thoughts on “A Perfect Day

  1. Selah Gitlin says:

    I remember putting my own single mom through chaperone heck like that! I love your attitude and your energy. Too right, the teen years do pass so quickly, but your children will remember you with love and awe when they get to be your age and have THEIR kids to ferry around! Can’t wait to see the Duck Tape Prom Dress!


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