I was helping out today at a friend or a friends fundraising car wash. She has breast cancer and no insurance. It was a lot of fun holding signs and waving at people from the sidewalk. My awesome oldest son, Josef, helped with washing the cars and held signs too, even though I am sure he could have thought of some things he would rather have done. I am proud of him for pitching in and not complaining (too much).
Right now I am lying in the grass at Kliener Park staring at the grey-blue and cloudless sky. I can smell the grass and the soil beaneth and it makes me feel grounded to this spot. I close my eyes and listen to the sounds around me. The boys are rolling down a nearbhill, they cry out in joy as they tumble down, picking up momentum. Small children talk and shout as they play. Running steps echo across the concrete. Parents chat in small groups or speak in cheery tones to small children. A dog barks somewhere in the distance. I hear birds. I open my eyes. The light in the sky is shifting as the sun sets. The air cools slightly and the moment has passed.
I used to hate that I had hazel eyes. They were never a pretty blue, or bright green, or deep brown. Just a muddy mix of green and gold. I am learning to love them though and all the color variations. Today they are more green, which I love! Maybe I should get some color contacts? Or maybe I should just learn to love myself and appreciate what God has given me.
My baby girl niece, Charlese turned the big 4 today. I love being her aunt. I REALLY appreciate my sister sharing her with me and letting me be so involved in her life. Its almost like having my own little girl.....but better! I can spoil her with absolutely no guilt.
The kids found a praying mantis while at a friends house.
Today I went to Walmart with the two younger boys to buy the things on the shopping list Oliver had made. He told me we needed to go specifically to Walmart and buy:
- guinea pig food
- light bulbs for his room
- cough drops that were cherry flavored for his "cough"