Today was a spectacular day full of rest, family, and friends. I had originally planned to be at an educational conference this weekend with the hopes of finishing the weekend with friends in Frisco. Ah, but we’ve had one financial excitement after another, so no conference this year nor weekend away. But I had scheduled a substitute for our pre-k class at church today, so this is how things unfolded in our family on our day of rest.
Since our coffee maker broke, the rule is, whoever wakes up first on Saturday goes to get the coffee…and since we couldn’t get coffee at church today, husband was the coffee man. After breakfast, he took our youngest and went to finish a paint job he’s working on. Youngest said he had a fabulous time, and for a while was entertained by a vice by crushing things, as well as two jumping spiders. By the way, today was no electronics day for either boy. We’ve been on a break for a week, so they’ve had more free time for screen….and I think they’re fried. Not the screens, but the boys!
So, no screen time amounted to this LOVELY vision of our oldest on the couch, relaxing and READING. Oh, I can’t tell you how I adore such scenes. This is my boy who has been busy from the words “in my womb”….always on the go. He played some ball. Then read some more. Visited some neighbors. Read some more.
I piddled. Now, the dictionary’s definition of piddle is this: to spend time in a wasteful, trifling, or ineffective way., However, I don’t agree with that definition. Piddling can be productive…and pleasurable. So that’s what I did. Nothing hard, but relaxing piddling. Part of my piddling including drawing with my new coloring pencils our oldest gave me for Mother’s Day. I also did some repotting of plants. I made another bird feeder out of an empty vinegar jug. Love watching my birds at the feeder.
The mid afternoon sent us flying down the road to exchange boys. Youngest and I headed off to the dance recital of a dear friend -we’ve been friends (and her mom and I) have been friends since they were babes. We had a lovely time watching such beauty and art in the dancers, their costumes and music. So all of the dance routines include girls…until….the next to the last; and here come 4 cute boys doing a Hip-Hop routine. So that was indeed, my dear boys favorite! And he’s considering dance lessons….hmmmm. I love exposing to him to the art of dance with such beauty and grace, as well as the different styles of dance and music. He’s wanting to hear more of the Phantom of the Opera music since that was one of the tunes included.
Our evening landed us at home, with Dad and Bub at the deer lease doing some clean up work. All were joyfully delighted with my offering for dinner of beans and rice….I have a great bean recipe I’ve been making for many years now and it’s a hit.
So, I’m off to read. My soul has been at rest today and it has worshiped quietly and joyfully amoung few.
God’s best to you and yours,