I was able to sleep in until 8:00 a.m. this morning! What a blessed event! A full EIGHT HOURS SLEEP!! It’s been a while…
The kids didn’t stay up too late last night; I had to pick Shannon up from a birthday party at 11:00, and when I got back home (from the other side of the county), everybody was asleep. David had asked Sarah to read to him from his current favorite – The Hardy Boys, Number 6. I guess it went well; I arrived to find them together in her bed, sound asleep. A sixteen-year old girl and her eight-year old brother. Sweet. David was the first one awake, and since today the weather has finally accepted the fact that -HELLO – IT’S OCTOBER!!!!!! ENOUGH OF THE 90 DEGREE STUFF!!!! – we had ourselves some oatmeal. Yum. David was chilly, so you’ll see him here bundled up in his warm-up jacket and a ‘mitten’. He was the only one up, so we enjoyed a little private conversation.
And guess who came to visit while we were there? I have no idea what kind of bird this is, other than hungry. He came back repeatedly while we watched and waited, whispering together so we wouldn’t scare him away.
A morning in which to work slowly and allow my physical body time to catch up to my brain and jump-start the creative process? Awesome.
Encouraging words from a co-worker to start the day? Energizing.
Time to enjoy quiet conversation with my ever-amazing eight-year old son? Priceless.