Monday, September 15, 2008

Weekend

One of the things I read besides the stuff mentioned in the last post is the cover of an Oprah magazine - the one that talked about a mother driving two hours to do her son's laundry. I only read the cover, you understand, because I'm pretty sure it was something that was not recommended. Parents need to give their kids a chance to grow up, yada yada.

Oprah, you don't understand. It isn't about doing laundry. It is about reconnecting with the kid, bonding, etc. Yep I brought my daughter home this weekend. But she did her own laundry, and mine too! and filled the sugar shaker. It was nice knowing she was in the house as I went about my day. It was really windy when I dropped her back off at the school, and it got much windier as the day went on.

This has been a strange year, because I don't remember getting wind storms before. Trees topple, and the electricity goes out, but there is no thunder and lightening. I watched the storm for a while. The birds were staying low, and the robins were actually eating the pyracantha berries. I showed you a picture of them in a previous post. Have you seen the thorns on those bushes? Those are killer thorns. They did deep. Then I had dinner (I have a gas stove), read by candle light and flashlight a little bit and then went to bed. This year we have had several of those storms. Lots of people still don't have electricity and lots of places are closed today.

3 comments:

needlewings said...

If there is one bright thing out of this, your candle photo is lovely! We had some trees down here, but only the light flickered for a bit but came back on. It didn't capture the mood like yours does. lol
I looked back at your lovely blue stars quilt, how beautiful!

Screen Door said...

I always tell my kids... I don't expect you to cook supper, but you can sit at the counter while I do it. We've had family clothes foldings fresh out of the dryer too. You're so right. It's about the time together --- and you can't do Disney World trips every day. And today's kids need to know that dinner doesn't magically appear and neither does clean laundry... I'm with you....

Jacquelynne said...

I understand what you're saying- my oldest daughter just left for college this fall. Thankfully, her school is only about 1 1/4 hrs away, so I am always looking for some excuse to go and see her! This has definitely been harder on me than on her...