On Friday night a girlfriend and I were sitting on a particularly uncomfortable portable set of bleachers while watching our boys play a rather late (8:00pm...followed by a 9:00pm) basketball game, when we felt a little jolt. We were in a massive gym and there were at least a dozen other games going on around us, so we thought nothing of it...until a little bit later when the ground began rolling about under our feet.
Shaker, shaker...it was a quaker. A big one...5.1 and it lasted quite a bit. The basketball team? They didn't even notice and kept right on playing. The parents? Well, we laughed the nervous laughs and talked the nervous talk and texted all our families to make sure everyone was A-OK.
Brian, the baby of our family, got his permit last week. Sigh. I just don't know if I can teach yet another boy who thinks they are the best driver in the world how to drive.
It ain't easy, ya'll.
Round 3...here we come!
On a funner (sorry grammar peeps) note...this is my dog. He's perfect and sweet and I love him. Like, really love him. Like, I am totally sorry for making fun of dog people before. I just didn't get it...but now I do.
I. Love. My. Dog.
Saturday morning my girlfriend and I tried a new trail, which turned out to be not much of a trail but a million stairs up a big hill. It was an absolute killer workout and I've been feeling it ever since.
I love that.
Move a kids dresser and what do I find?
A bazillion batteries, a hundred candy wrappers, a dozen or so coins and ONE BEER CAN.
Gotta love boys.
Speaking of boys...my boy in the middle is a heart tugger. I couldn't be more proud of the man he is becoming, of the work ethic he has, of the fact that he talked me into getting a dog.
The dark days? Brighter now.
Thank you, God.
We've had out supper, discussed Bach (again), shared a rather decent California Cabernet, listened to Diana Krall, and he's now settled into marking scores and I'm ready to settle into the latest book I'm reading.
We haven't spent more than 30 minutes in the same room all weekend, until tonight, yet I feel like we've just had the longest weekend away. It's crazy how that happens...how a moment can become more than just a moment.
Tonight was needed and I think we are both ready to jump head first into the week that is to come. Summer...it's coming. I can feel it.