It’s been a long while. I’ve really fallen out of the habit of blogging. Mostly this is because I stare at this white space and panic, knowing that I don’t have anything really profound, or even especially grammatically correct, to say here. And then I close the window and hit delete. Eventually, I stopped even opening the window to write in the first place.
But, thanks to a convoluted series of events that I don’t need to go into, I’ve looked up a couple of my old blog posts and realized how much I recorded daily life back when David was small, and how much I had forgotten about things like visits to zoo, etc. And right now we’re in Minnesota – we came for a family wedding and are spending a few days extra with my aunt and uncle, cousin and his wife, just visiting and reminiscing. These together have encouraged me to begin writing again. Nothing profound, just a record of daily life. Right now especially, between work and homeschool and CCE planning and knitting and visiting, time is just screaming by. I suspect I’ve lost too many moments the last few years to the fog of parenthood and the mists of time. I’d like to try not to lose too many more.
So! We’re staying at my aunt and uncle’s house, which is on the shore of one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. Mike flew out Sunday evening – he can’t take vacation around three day weekends during the school year. My sister and her family left to drive home yesterday, and we left our resort cabin to come here.
My cousin took a group of us out on the lakes. He’s changed so much since we were kids, is so much more tolerant and friendly. I adored him when I was little – he was a year older than I was – and I was a terrible pest, following him around endlessly during our summer visits, and he tormented me in return.
But now, we seem to know each other better. We can tease each other without the undertone of childish malice. He was laughing on the boat because his mom and aunt would rather look at houses and talk about who lives where, but we would rather look for turtles and fish and the mysterious underwater features of the lake, because he says we aren’t really grown up.
Another cousin and his wife are having a baby in November. It’s very exciting finally someone I know is having a baby in a geographic and temporal location for optimum knitting! I had a perfectly brilliant idea for a baby gift and his siblings and I colluded quite happily on the details.
We have one more day here, then leave for the long drive home.