This morning, as I swept the boys’ basement bedroom I realized that it was quite damp. I have this “thing” about a damp basement, it cannot be good to sleep in this environment, my boys are not toads. I’m sick with a wretched cold, and weak, lacking energy, but this desire to fix the boys’ room (four of them sleep in the basement, it’s a beautiful room, finished off, but damp) got me out of the house this morning, with Jacob.
Rich is away on a business trip (since Monday). He will be back home tonight. The days are so long and boring when he’s away. (the nights are, too, for that matter!) I’m reminded again about how much this life of mine is really about the two of us, as a couple. I wish we could spend more time together, but I’m thankful for his good job.
Jacob and I went to Sears, Home Depot, and Costco and apparently everyone needed dehumidifiers all at the same time, because none of the stores had them in stock. We went to Five Guys, Burgers and Fries for lunch and I came home with a few random groceries from Costco and nothing more.
It’s oppressively hot outside but Jacob and Ethan mowed the yard anyway. Jacob ended up breaking his lawnmower by hitting one too many rocks and they both came close to heat exhaustion. All done now, and they are reviving after showers and popsicles.
I’m currently sitting downstairs watching the boys play because Seth tends to get into trouble and they yell at him…..they need to be watched.
Sarah is RIGHT BY my side, wearing her Bitty Baby pajamas and holding her doll that is dressed just like her.
After the George Whitefield thing the other day, we met my parents for lunch and shopping. They live about 4 hours away so it was a treat to spend time with them.
|Mom and I loved this display of real bird’s nests, at the bird store. Each nest was labeled.|
|Jacob with his Grandpa|
|being silly together|
|mom, just outside a little shopping plaza. I loved the ivy on the buildings. we found a fabric store, and an antique store.|
|There was a display of things to make “fairy gardens” out of; tiny little fences and accessories like pots, flags, etc. I want to do this but I will make everything myself, not buy it.|