Saturday, December 15, 2012
Invariably, our now four-year-old daughter, Willow, comes with us. She just stares out the window in wonder at the passing foliage. Or sings along to a song on the radio. We recently had a cute little "princess party" for her. About five of her little friends from church or dance class showed up. I did face painting-- butterflies and swirls. Tamie really outdid herself setting it all up, making a little go a long way with decorations and activities. I love that about my wife, she makes life special with outings, events and decorations.
Willow's older sister (thirteen year now) gave her a Hello Kitty blank page book. It had a little padlock on it for which there was no key. So, I brought home a pair of bolt cutters from the studio. With intense fascination she watched me close them on the lock's U-bar and slowly squeeze them shut until *clack!* it broke off. "Thank you daddy!" Such a simple thing.
I don't listen to the news in the morning. Anything political is temporarily just too much for me.
I'm just getting over a little virus that passed through the community a few weeks ago. Nothing major just a bit of a sore throat. I'm feeling healthy as usual, just eating what I want in abundance and variety. I've cut out soda for a while now and I think that's helped. I just plateau at a certain weight. What's odd is that I'm starting to go to sleep earlier and earlier. The other day I went to sleep, profoundly and completely, at 6pm. And I'm up at four or five in the morning. That's when I'm most clear-headed and productive. But I need to get back on track, at least up until 9pm.