Today ends Week 4 of a series of business trips Hubs is taking to Kansas. I try not to complain too much about it, because if he’s going on business trips, that means he has a job. But still. It wears on you.
Concentrating on the Good Things is keeping me going. Here are a few:
I mowed the lawn on Sunday. For the very first time. Actually, it wasn’t that bad. It’s a pretty gratifying task. I wish the mower had a padded handle, though. I might repurpose a pool noodle for that next time. (And I know that Father M gave a homily a few weeks back on “no unnecessary servile work” on Sundays, but I needed to do it while Hubs was around to show me how AND it had to get done before it rained on Monday. And Tuesday. And Wednesday.)
Little Brother’s Confirmation prep meeting was last night. Hubs wasn’t around to go, so I had to cancel choir practice. BUT I didn’t have any social-anxiety issues AND I managed to convince Little Brother that they had given him a Bible because he was required to read it twice before Confirmation.
He actually believes me.
I even made up a fake “Bible reading log” and slipped it into his folder of Confirmation papers.
He’ll probably find out at school today that I made the whole thing up, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing to encourage the kids to read the Bible. Why else would they give them out at the Confirmation meeting?
(It’s a nice Bible, too. Nice and big. No 0.5-point font.)
I managed to figure out why, when I sent documents to the printer, nothing would ever print. Turns out I have a “ghost printer” in the system someplace, and somehow that got set as the default. Everything prints very nicely now, thankyouverymuch.
Yes, kids were in it.
Yes, I am already picking up wet beach towels in the yard, and on the porch, and in the family room. In April. In New Jersey.
It beats picking up abandoned gloves and snow boots.
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