Saturday, November 19, 2005
The Beauty of Fall
Thursday was Katie's last day at preschool for a few days due to the Thanksgiving holidays. So I went to visit her, along with Kelly, for a special holiday luncheon. Many parents and grandparents were there. Most of the food was prefab and yucky, but several brave souls brought some real home cookin'. The deserts were especially good. And of course, Katie Jo had an awesome time especially with her friend Amanda.
It's funny how KJ can be so charming and funny. But she mostly chooses to be a cross between the Tasmanian Devil and a march hare.
Half of the time, I can't get enough of her and the other half of the time I'm trying to figure out how we can pay for preschool five days per week! I guess that's a dilemma all parents face.
The rest of the weekend has been very nice but also very busy. The girls and I slept in a bit, until about 8:00 am. Then, we all had baths, dressed, and enjoyed a breakfast together. After that, it was off on errands - Target, the storage unit, the lawn mower repair shop, Dylan's friend's house, the skating center, and then home. I got Dylan and Emily set up to do some extra housecleaning, which would pay for the trip to the mall they were planning so they could see the new Harry Potter movie. Meanwhile, Anna and Katie crashed for a couple hours of naptime.
It may not sound like much of a weekend. But it's been a precious opportunity to recenter my world on home and family. I've taken a lot of steps in the past several months to put my life's emphasis off of work and professional occupations and back onto my home life. I'll tell you, I can feel my blood pressure dropping every day. Unfortunately, I do not feel my hair growing back in!