Saturday, September 27, 2008
I love this time of year --- how you can smell the sweetness of the leaves as they start to fall and break down, the coolness of the air that comes down from Canada, the sound of the geese as they honk goodbye.
Yesterday was my 41st birthday.
Yesterday I fished a Lego man out of the toilet with my hands. Finished 2 paintings. Explained the economy, the Iraq invasion, Afghanistan, and the disparity of wealth to my kids again. I ate 2 cheeseburgers with jalapenos, fries, a pink lemonade, and a dish of Lake Champlain Chocolates chocolate hazelnut ice cream. I didn't clean my house (again). I took a big nap. I ached from a 9 mile bike ride from the day before. Looked to the 72 names for answers. Found one in Annie Lamott. Made my family laugh hysterically by doing a cheer I used to do when I was a cheerleader (yes.) in 4th grade. Was amazed that it's still done (here!)
Right now, I have an adorable 9 year old here in his boxers, eating toast, all sleepy headed, telling me a story about the Lego turtle and the Lego robot. Nothing is more important than that, nothing at all!
at 8:38 AM