Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Morning with Sarah

I went into Sarah's room this morning to wake her up for her science class.  I was saying, "Rise and shine..." when I noticed that she was already sitting up in her bed, so I said, "Oh, you're already rising!  Are you shining?"  She scowled and snapped, "No! I'm not! Because you...."  I had already left the room (trying to preempt an early morning fight) before I could hear what heinous crimes I  had somehow already committed against her.

Ten minutes later, she and Noah were off on their bikes to the science teacher's house, and I was beginning to savor an entire hour of peace and quiet.  It was short-lived.  Sarah came bursting through the door yelling about her bike not working and how she had to walk it home.  Now she's two minutes late for class, so I have to drive her, and I don't have time to put on pants.  Thankfully, I didn't get pulled over or have to exit the vehicle for any reason, so I just dropped her off and returned home to my now 45 minutes of pantless peace and quiet.

Update:  I spent part of my free time fixing Sarah's bike and delivering it to the science teacher's house.  As I was walking home, I realized I had my slippers on.  But at least I was wearing pants.!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

18 years

Today is our 18th wedding anniversary.  It was one of the best we've ever had!  We went to church this morning, and then Mike's parents took the kids for the afternoon.

Mike and I cooked spinach together, since we're on a weight loss challenge and trying to eat healthier.  We cooked it with onions, garlic, sesame oil, ginger, and toasted almonds, and it was very good!  

Then we rode our bikes to Dairy Queen and split an apple pie blizzard. 

We stopped at several open houses on our way home.  The weather was perfect, just like the day we got married.  We went to movie night at our church, ate tacos, and watched Grace Unplugged.  The sunset was beautiful on our way home. 

And to top it all off, I went for a walk after dark and saw the longest, most brilliant meteor I've ever seen.