Good morning all:

Quote Of The Week:

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects!” — Robert A. Heinlein

Our house has been full this week. That makes this early morning window of quiet opportunity a bit extra special. That makes this first morning mug of uninterrupted coffee a bit more special.

Would I change any of the noise and patter of little feet? Absolutely not. And we had it all this week. From belly laughter to complete melt down and back to moments of just wanting quiet snuggle time. When two five year olds and a pair of two year olds hang out in an adult world the scene and accompanying noise is often equal to an airplane take-off taxi run—or so it seems. As adults the choice is simple, climb aboard, enjoy the thrill of the taxi-run and the eventual ‘flight’, or stay put under covers.

I think a simple score-card for the Thanksgiving week will say it best:
[click on chart for enlarged version]Make it a great week. At this end we’ll miss having Vince, Kirstin, Derek and Kellen about. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving get together. And, now Marcia and I will have to get used to only hearing the house creak and the cats scratching the furniture all over again.

Let’s see, for starters, an afternoon nap doesn’t sound too bad.

Cheers,

Dirk

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