Monday, November 12, 2012
Thursday Dave called from work and said he was thinking of taking Friday off. This started a great weekend. I had to work all day Friday and the kids where out of school. I was a little worried about leaving them that long. So when Dave took it off it was perfect. We got the most amazing beautiful snow. We spent Friday morning shoveling sidewalks and driveways. This took a long time. Then I went off to work. Dave got done a number of little projects that had piled up around here. The kids really enjoyed spending all day with dad. That hasn't happened in a really long time. The days that we don't have to get up early the kids always end up on our bed in the morning chatting with us. They slowly drift in one at a time. I enjoy this time with the family, being lazy and telling stories. We started talking about how we took our kids everywhere with us when they were little. Literally. If kids couldn't come, we didn't go. Dave was even telling them how frustrating it was for him to take me out. I wouldn't do dinner and a movie we had to choose, because I didn't like to leave them that long. Again not always fun not always easy but how else were they to learn how to act when you did take them out. We rarely, rarely got a babysitter. But since Cora has been 12 I have no problem letting them walk home if I'm gone or me running to town quick. And yes IF Dave and I go out sometimes we even do dinner and a movie now:) That was totally off topic. Saturday again we just stayed around home, took our Christmas photos, and spent time together. Sunday after church we went to Champion to celebrate Myrna's birthday. That was fun being with everyone. It is crazy how close we live and how little we see each other, just busy life. There is no school today and Tuesday as well. We have more projects and activities to do and have really enjoyed having Dave home. It really has been months since he has relaxed at home and not felt like he had a huge list of things that needed to be done at home, in Champion, and at work. It really has been peaceful and wonderful.