Sunday, August 9, 2009
It's My Party...
Where to begin? My life is settling. I feel the promise of an easy-going August looming in a wonderful way, sure to go much too quickly before we are back on the hamster wheel again. The boys sloved their four weeks at cub scout camp (day camp), but I'm so happy to ditch the daily drive and let go of the morning rush. I have big plans and summer projects and trips to the city, the zoo, the country, the beach, the back yard...I am a summer mom.
Oh how was my big 4-0 b-day party? Well, house full of best friends, kids away at Grandma's house at the beach, husband with an extra day-off, a road-trip all alone to pick up said kids. What was not to love? All of my preparations seemed so silly once the house filled up with old friends. It was the friends that mattered. They only needed a soft spot to sit, a cold beer and some great food to make it work. We did play my all-time favorite board game: Balderdash. I made everyone gather in the family room after our big group-cooked dinner and play Balderdash until 1am. We laughed until we cried and flexed our creative muscles a bit. Two of my favorite things to do.
After everyone left on Sunday, Mark & I still had a day alone together. We saw a 4:00 movie, went for a long bike-ride, ate a late dinner and read together on the couch. Just the two of us for the day really capped the wonderful weekend. I'm telling you, I'm digging this whole 40 thing. If this is what 40 is, bring it!
More on my five days at the beach later. Tonight, I'm feeling knitty for the first time in a while. I think there's a colorful hat waiting to be made from a ball of yarn.