Friday, August 03, 2012

SWD 8.3.12

  Simple Woman's Daybook 


Outside my window...
I don't know exactly. And I don't want to know. It's pitch black out there and the woods are deep and the spiders are crawly and the snakes are slithery and the moon doesn't want to be seen tonight.

I am thinking...
that trying to find a vacation home for just three people should be a whole lot easier and cheaper than finding one for six or more. But the truth is, being the parent of an "only" is a lot harder for finding entertainment than when his older siblings were always able to go with us.  The feeling I get when I look at these places online is mostly lonely.  I don't know that I'd enjoy a vacation without the vigor and zest and laughter that four children and a couple friends brought to the "down time" at base camp, so to speak.

I am thankful for...
dental floss.  I seem to need it more these days.

From the kitchen..
tonight I played a game of Monopoly with my boy.  I  had properties and houses all OVER the board and, despite many acts of fiscal mercy on my part,  wiped him OUT!  I was reminded of the time I asked him in the car what he wants to be when he grows up. He said, "Rich."  So you can imagine how he responded to being bankrupt by his own mother.
I am wearing...
a purple polo and a pair of tan shorts that I'd never wear in public.
I am creating...
more free space in the home by ruthless purging of stuff.  I am really starting to loathe "stuff" and crave simplicity.
I am going...
to bed soon. It's past 3 a.m.
I am reading...
Battlefield of the Mind.  So far it's spot-on.  I'm not a huge Joyce Meyer fan (mostly her delivery) but she tells it like it is.

I am hoping...
that God drops a vacation plan and rental property into my lap so I give up this frustrating search.

I am hearing...
the celing fan whir. Niiiiiiiiiiiiice. 

Around the house...
I go, day after day, night after night,  wondering what next? What is happening next in my life?  I feel half washed up, and half rarin' to get on with a new adventure.
One of my favorite things...
is watching my dogs dream while they sleep .They run and they bark in their dream, but in real life it comes out like paddling feet and  muffled squeaks.
A few plans for the rest of the week...
To figure out this vacation or lack thereof. All I want is a house on a lake, and to go boating, and have a lovely time disconnecting from the world and reconnecting with my man, and try to make good memories with  the little guy who gets lonely and would rather play video games than just about anything. I HATE video games!! Have I said that a time or two on here??
A picture thought I am sharing...
I am still pictureless. since my computer crash and I'm not sure where the ones that made it to CD are. 
 But here is a mental image for you.  My boy placed his hand on his head today and said he wished life was like a game of chess.  "Why?" I asked.
"Because as long as I kept my hand on my head, I  wouldn't make a wrong move. "
 

3 comments:

Tina Leigh said...

So when you went to bed....I got up in the 3a.m. hour! Couldnt sleep. (I think tonight I will take a melatonin tab!)

Have you tried HOME AWAY & VRBO to find a rental? That is all we use now...I love it! AND I hate video games too..I really dont think they are good for kids. My kids bought their own games with the money they worked for..as long as they were not the bad kind (wait, did I just say that?)I couldnt say a whole lot...maybe I should have..I dont know.

You know you are not washed up...wish I could have a cup of coffee with ya..I would cheer you up. Get some sleep..lack of it sure messes with a mind!

ps...im enjoying your blog..evidence that you are far from being washed up!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Ah yes, the fear of making a wrong move. Been there and done that. Why not take one of his friends with you?

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

On the computer at 3 AM! Oh, my goodness, I would never be able to make any sense of an entry at that time, but you sure did your usual good job.

Do hope you can find the perfect vacation spot soon1

Greetings from DesMoines! Have a great weekend!