Ok. I haven’t been very good about writing or reading blogs lately, and I’m not entirely sure what is going on it anyone else's life but my own. And because the lazy days of summer have been calling my name, I have been fairly unmotivated to write. So, here’s what I thought I would do. I have decided to write a ‘stream of consciousness (S of C) entry to get those creative juices flowing.
Here’s what’s going on in my brain right now:
The fruit leather that Tess made with blueberries, peaches and collard greens didn’t turn out so well which is a bummer because she wanted to call it “Green Leather” and sell it on Etsy since no one else is selling collard green fruit (vegetable?) leather right now…Cole has a pretty easy life. He gets up in the morning when he wants, eats a bowl of cereal while listening to Adventures in Odyssey on the computer (he does this every single day), puts on a pair of swishy shorts and whatever t-shirt he can find and goes out and plays on the slackline in the front trees for hours on end. The slackline is a long line made of some type of nylon webbing—kind of like a tight rope, but with some stretch, thus the name “slack”line—which is suspended a few inches off the ground. Cole sees the slackline as a challenge he must conquer (meaning balance upon while walking the entire length) by the end of the summer. He says he wants to work up to flips. Wow. I will definitely be getting the video camera out when that happens…Shay has been kind of moody lately and I told her that I had never had a moody teenager yet and I didn’t plan on having one now so she had better shape up and that seems to have worked because she seemed to be her same goofy self hugging the cat too tight and all last night after she came home from her small group social with Tess… Cole seems taller lately so I measured the boy and he has grown and inch and a half in the last 6 weeks. Soon I will be the shortest one in the house. I’m not sure if Luke likes working for his dad this summer or not. He seems to come home in a rather sober mood. Maybe it’s because he has no windows in his office or maybe it’s because he has to be fairly sedentary for the greater part of the day. That boy likes to move. Brent has been fairly obsessed with ultra-light backpacking lately and is sitting to my left researching lightweight backpacks without frames. Every year on our hiking trip we get a little smarter and take a little less and this makes everything way easier on our bodies and our minds. This concept is fascinating for Brent and he has decided to start investing in more lightweight equipment. I have been meaning to write about backpacking in my blog because I think it is so good for me and for our family because it teaches us so many things. Backpacking is freedom for me—freedom from society, freedom from worrying about things, and freedom from any real responsibility save walking from one location to the next over sometimes difficult terrain and washing dishes after dinner. I’m serious. That’s all I am responsible for all week when we hike and I love it. Neo has a big place under his chin where the fur is all scratched away and Tess was afraid he had puppy skin cancer but I am pretty sure it is just some irritation from his collar so I put some Frontline on him to get the biting stuff to fall off if they were on him and I gave him some disgusting fake bacon doggy treats to make him feel better. I think he’ll live. And did you know that some woman in Texas gave birth to a 16 pound newborn earlier this month. All I can say is “Ow”. I mean I thought Luke was big at 10 lbs. 14 oz., but that Texan kid was exceptionally huge—no newborn clothes for him. Ok my concentration is waning now because I have been typing for so long and because it is almost time for me to leave to pick up Cole from 180. I will stop because I am sure that most of you have quit reading by now. I would have quit reading your blog by now if you rambled on like this.
So there you have it, “Stream of Conscious” Wednesday. Maybe it will become a regular feature. I can tell you are all pretty excited by the prospect.
Enjoy these gorgeous summer days and make sure you catch some fireflies when the sun goes down.
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.