SO, IT LOOKS like the family won't be travelling to Missouri any time soon. Of course we weren't planning to go there either, but it would've been nice for it to stay in the running. The Offspring are pretty set on someplace like Disneyland anyway.
We bought a bunch of pencils, sticky notes and pens that I will probably find lying around the house in a few weeks. They will be forgotten and when homework time rolls around people (Offspring) will say to me, "But I can't find a pencil!" Really? We absolutely HAD to HAVE 500 from Target the other day and now that it is homework time they have all disappeared?
I really love school supplies but I haven't gotten over the heartbreak of our favorite Japanese stationary store falling victim to city repairs. They had ONE ENTIRE ROW devoted to just erasers! It was a pen/pencil/stationary addicts dream store. *Sigh* I know I can order online but it isn't the same thing as standing in front of row after row of adorable mechanical pencils.
Today was extraordinary in its ordinariness. The Husband leaves Friday for a short tour, and he's gathering various amps and other equipment. The Offspring start school in a few weeks and are gathering all the pencils in the land, and I am prepping for school. We are a house in flux.
Nothing thrilling happened and even our meals were pretty ordinary. I did skip out on the family to try a new restaurant with the Parentals. It is called Noodle House, and it wasn't that exciting. We went to Ben and Jerry's after and Dad and I decided to skip the Noodle House and just go straight to Ben and Jerry's next time. Dad doesn't really like Asian food, and I was surprised he tagged along. Usually Mom and I go alone for sushi, or Thai food or Noodle Houses. I guess maybe he missed me being on his computer twice a week for grad school.
Then again, I can think back to difficult days - when my Dad was recovering from his heart attack, or when we were waiting to hear back from the doctor about my Husband's unusual check up, or when the Husband was trapped on stage in Hungry surrounded by Neo-Nazi's, and the ordinary-ness of this day seems a blessing. It is strange to think that right now on another part of this globe, someone is facing the toughest day of their life. It puts a perspective of my sighing and the Offspring saying, "I'm bored."
Let this be a day I keep close to my chest, when more difficult days come. Let it be a rest from all the rest to strengthen us for whatever lies ahead.
Keep moving forward,