A Babbling Blog

 (Originally posted on my old blog on July 15, 2009)

I’m trying to blog more often. However, when I do, I always feel like I should blog about some event or something major that happened. But I’ve seen people blog about everything under the sun (I’ve read some blogs that have me thinking, “Whoa, I don’t think I could share something THAT personal!” But some folks do).

Today, Kevin took the car to work. We only have one car to share and usually on Mondays & Fridays, he takes it to work, and the other days, he’ll take the bus and leave the car home. When we first married, we had two cars, however, mine (a ’77 Ford Grenada) was no longer running. He had a little Nissan pick up (’84 I think) and it was not an automatic, and for some reason, the seat wouldn’t move forward very well, so I couldn’t really drive it. So Kevin did the majority of the driving until we had a baby on the way and needed a working car with a back seat. The only time we had two cars was for a 9 month period when Kevin had another truck and I had a minivan (the nicest car I’ve ever had and by then we had two kids and needed more room). Anyway, we’re back to one car. Maybe one day, I’ll blog about my car history.

So this morning, the kids and I went for a walk. I try to get a 30 minute walk in every day. I started taking my son with me because he’s just so full of energy, I thought that perhaps a walk would help burn some of that. I started taking my daughter with us because, well it’s exercise and can go toward PE credit. Kylin, likes to announce every car that comes by, and what make and model it is. He likes to also announce everything he sees in every yard, on the street, every berry vine, etc. Heather, is anxious to get back home and for the walk to be over. The one thing that does catch her eye when she’s out is a cat. She loves cats!

Also during the morning (and sometimes it’s in the afternoon too), we do have school during the summer. It’s not a tight schedule, due to errands, and Regal Cinema’s showing of free movies two mornings per week (free air conditioning on those hot days when you don’t have an A/C installed in your house). Yesterday, was our day to see the free movie. It was also the day that we went to the library. And the day to go to the store and get some last minute things for Heather to pack for camp (She’s packed & repacked a few times already, and I still need to check and make sure that she packed everything that she needs). And we had to return the last of the soda bottles & cans collected to raise money for her to go to camp.

So after a busy day like yesterday, I’m happy to be home today. Just happy to not have to be anywhere. I can get some much needed things done, like blanching and freezing the produce from the garden, and try to get some areas organized. The only place that I needed to go to was church tonight. Heather had her youth group and Kylin had a boys class (which I sat in on with him because lately, he doesn’t want to go and acts up in class sometimes, but he can’t stay home with Kevin because he’s a handful and Kevin hasn’t been feeling well at all). I also had to turn in Heather’s money & paperwork for camp. She’s all set to go now. On Monday, she’ll be off to have fun.

So now, we’re home from church, the kids are asleep in bed (I know that Heather is, and I think that Kylin is because I haven’t heard from him for at least an hour). I did have to drive up to the local little market (Dari-Mart) for more milk (chocolate milk for Kevin, which Heather heard about and said, “I hope he shares!”). I bought myself a little ice cream too. Now it’s time to sleep. I have no plans to go anywhere tomorrow. However, we’ll have the car, and when the car is here, there’s always a reason to go somewhere.



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