*I did watch American Idol this year. But whether you watch the show or not, the announcement of the winner this season was inspiring. The moment was still not the normal fist in the air jumping up and down moment. He absorbed it. And was overwhelmed by the moment...and in the end walked into the arms of his family rather than embrace the fame in that moment. It was powerful. I think anyone would be moved by the moment:
On a side note...He was the contestant that I was hoping would win. I would buy his CD...and that is how I pick my winner. I also loved how he always went with his own choices on the music and how he sang it and the fashion and how he looked.
*This weekend we will conquer our Summer Bucket List. Last year's list is here. As we come up with our new list and maybe change up the design...I am trying to keep simple in mind. This post has some good thoughts. We have signed up for very little so it will be my goal to establish a little routine during our weeks. Some crafts, reading, outings, cooking challenges, nature, friend time vs. just us,
*Last night was the first time we left the kids with a babysitter at 5pm...she fed them dinner and put them to bed. Ed wants me to call her today and explain that before putting Sydney to bed she needs to change her diaper. Syd woke up this morning drenched, poor thing. I told her I will spell it out more clearly next time. But it went fine and dandy.
*Sometimes, instead of being frustrated with the whines that I get for asking Charley to do things...I try and realize the power I have ...Seriously, I can ask "Charley go find socks." And bam! Tears. "Charley, go pack your backpack." Bam! Tears. "Charley, you can eat this chocolate donut." Bam! Tears. (okay, maybe not the third.) He is reading this as I type it. Bam! This mama is in tears. Someone was confused by how this was worded...basically, when I ask Charley to do any of these things then he errupts into tears. So I was saying BAM - tears! And my tears (which I didn't really cry) was because he is reading what I am writing which means he can read my blog. haha. Anyways, sorry if this was confusing.
*Henry will have to have surgery in the coming weeks. It is on my mind. Anyone who has had their child put under...advice to calm this mama's worries.
*Nephew Eli hoped that we would also be meeting him at the zoo today. Oh boy would I give anything to meet my sister at the zoo in an hour.
*Sydney shakes her head no when she doesn't want something. Cracks me up.
*This weekend hope to figure out a solution to our rusty mailbox. Do we fix it or just get a new one. Ed started collecting the materials to fix it and it was going to cost about the same as getting a new one. We'll see. We also need to till in our compost and get our tomatoes planted. Throw in a little Thor or Captain America and this Memorial Day weekend will hopefully feed the souls of us all just right. And I will make it my goal to get my camera out more!
*Syd is a disaster. I think she wasn't ready to get up this morning but had to wake because she was so wet. So it will be an early nap for her...and then we will go from there. Our day is open. And it feels just right.
What's on your mind this Friday?