"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Early To Bed (Not)

Insomnia .. loud crickets .. change of life (two years and counting) .. summer rush in the garden .. have all been contributing to my lack of sleep.  I settle down on the couch for a little TV at night .. usually an old movie .. then doze off.  Usually I'm already for bed so I can just shuffle half asleep down the hallway to bed.  Once there, I toss and turn a few minutes.  Still tired.  Then it hits me.  I need to check the front door, take the pooch out for a potty run, get a glass of water, and heaven forbid if I've forgotten to brush my teeth and decide to use the electric (bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) toothbrush.  I get back in bed and have a hot flash, which makes me get up to turn on the fan and put on cooler jammies.  Settling back in .. I am WIDE AWAKE and thinking I should go bake the bread dough slowly rising on the counter.  This is the dough I forgot to add yeast to yesterday so hastily added it after I noticed it wasn't rising.  Humm .. I must have been distracted (again).  Adding dry yeast to bread dough is not a good idea.  But now it smells all yeasty and like sourdough .. so I don't want to waste it.  Time to turn on the oven and finish baking bread.  Smelling the yummy goodness makes me hungry so I make a pot of coffee and wait for the bread to finish.  My day today is going to suck.  I'll need a nap just after Nathan gets on the school bus .. oh, I forgot, it's Wednesday and I have my little grandson ALL DAY.  I really need to mature and better order my day!

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise .. Ben Franklin

Friday, September 02, 2011

Change In The Air ...

We've had a little hint of autumn this week.  Day time highs in the 70's .. and nights dipping down into the 40's.  Summer is not over as we're supposed to hit the 90's again soon .. but it was refreshing to feel the coolness of the evening air .. and see a shallow fog bank blanketing the nearby lake.  The crickets and frogs are singing their halleluiah chorus to the Lord of Heaven and Earth .. such lowly .. yet beautiful harmony they make.

Tuesday Nathan heads back to school.  His interventionist will continue to work at home with him for the month of September .. then he will transition to attending two afternoons a week at a local facility that helps people with developmental disabilities further their life skills.  There he will practice cooking and washing laundry and a host of other skills.  Eventually he can get a job with them and earn some money.  Good practice for our growing teen.  He went shopping with the Mr. and me today for six hours ... behaved beautifully!  Just to think a year ago we were very limited to our outings with him.  Now he's turned into such a mature young man.

My computer is acting up and not letting me post any new photos.  Will have to see about getting it repaired or replaced.  Too bad as it's not that old! 

Hubby and I have a little list started for our weekly date days.  Next week we hope to go kayaking.  What's up in your world?

“The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.”Psalms 145:18-19