Sunday, March 17, 2013

Without Plans

As Spring Break approached, I had no set plans for the starting weekend.  I thought it might be a good idea to work on the house and yard through Monday when plans pick up.  As I've shared many times, house cleaning does not fall anywhere on my list of personal skills and talents. Sadly, neither does it fall on the "Enjoyable Things to do on Break."  Still, failure to make a list doesn't keep it from needing attention.
Well, plans did take shape with the opportunity to babysit this tiniest goat boy.  Good in several ways, but one was to incite some house cleaning flurry of activity on Friday evening.
Then yesterday, in order, you know, to keep a close eye on the wee one, I sat on the couch and read the morning away.  Then Cpt. brought Bugg for a goat visit, which she enjoyed.
Bean was at ball practice, so between feedings we made cookies and played games.  
Rae-rae wanted to to snuggle the babe, so she and her family arrived later.  
In addition to the cookies, I had some chili in the freezer, so I warmed it up.  Giddy-up throughly enjoyed everything about Gramerly's, both in and out, and played and played and played.  He petted the baby boy, played games, ate, fed bok-bok's, gathered eggs, ran up and down the hill.  Well, as he started up the hill he said, "Hill, climb, help, hill, climb, help."  Then in the steepest part for short hobbit legs he declared, "Mountain!"  Crack up!
Then multiple "Woe, woe, woe!" as he would fake fall and wait for us to exclaim over him.
I never tire of hearing his 23 month old version of things, listening as he compares, remembers, puts two and two together in his world.  He delights me.
Naturally, Bugg wasn't ready to go when the Cpt. needed to get on his way, so she also played away the afternoon.  Cpt. returned, everyone enjoyed the cookies. 
Handy Man and I ended the day with our first Downton Abbey experience via Netflix.  I've heard about it forever, but not being a fan of television, never checked it out.  I am however a great fan of Maggie Smith.  I saw her at the Shakespeare Festival in Canada while still a teen.  Beatrice in Much Ado about  Nothing one night, and Lady MacBeth the following day convinced me of her talents.  I liked it okay.
Anywhoo, it was such a relaxing, fun day, I felt guilty.
I really enjoy the site Sacred Space to start my mornings.  This opening prayer really struck home in light of the day we had-


It is so easy to get caught up
with the trappings of wealth in this life.
Grant, O Lord, that I may be free
from greed and selfishness.
Remind me that the best things in life are free.
Love, laughter, caring and sharing.

Really, I can't imagine a more enjoyable day and I am very thankful for it.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a wonderful day! I must tell you that Amara was here last night and I showed her yesterday's post and the photo's of Prince William. The first thing she asked was "Was he the runt?" because he is so tiny. I told her the truth and she thought it was wonderful that you got to babysit.