After getting to bed too late last night (my fault/choice), I woke up around 3 am after a creepy dream. It had a very scary (and very realistic!) climax which jolted me awake and literally had adrenaline buzzing through me for a few minutes. It was a perfect representation of how the mind/physical body are united-the fear caused an actual fight or flight reaction in my body. So crazy.
After the dream I was then wide awake but trying not to be. I was a little creeped out from the dream itself (I just briefly contemplated trying to share it, but it’s one of those where I think you kinda had to be there?). I spent I don’t even know how long awake after that- just couldn’t fall back to sleep. Eventually I think I dozed off but when my alarm went off I did NOT feel rested. Boo. It’s so not ideal to start the workweek behind the 8 ball on sleep. 😦
Anyway, yesterday was a great day though. Gorgeous weather- almost too hot for my taste in November, really. I had to go back inside and put a tank top on!! It was a very nice mix of work and play.
We started the day with a 9 am soccer game. Ethan played well and it was their last game vs. a strong local team. It was an exciting game and they ended up tied 2-2.
We stopped for lunch on the way home quick and it was fun! The boys were being a little silly and there was a lot of laughing going on. 🙂
Mid-day, Ivan and I finally got our new deck lights permanently affixed to the gutters (a bit of a team job). He cleaned out the gutters from the roof and I climbed on a step stool and scrubbed the gutters that were YUCKY from the bottom. SO happy we got this done!!! (No pics taken of that part).
Meanwhile, the boys reluctantly agreed to help rake up some leaves in the backyard. They became a lot more interested once Ivan said they could use the leaf blowers. LOL!
I made them take a couple nice shots, too.
Ivan continued to work in the yard all afternoon (he made a serious dent in the fall yard clean up) while I went to get groceries. The boys got a SURPRISE visit from our old neighbor!! She was just briefly in town while her parents ran a couple errands/ visited family but they got a few hours at the park/ playing outside with her.
I got home from the grocery store in time to make the chili AND the apple pie. No chili pics but here’s the pie:
Ended the night reading a couple chapters with Ethan while Asher showered and then a quick hot tub dip with Ivan! A busy-in-a-good-way and satisfying weekend.
I am grateful for kitchen utensils! This was on my mind as I used a can opener, spoons, knives, etc. yesterday. Funny story- when I was in college I went to Guatemala on a church trip. I visited some local women who lived in a very rural area. The American woman I visited with, who was living in Guatemala running an English school, told me that she had once brought the women a bunch of vegetable peelers as a gift (since they ate a lot of soups, etc. and peeled a lot of veggies). She said they thanked her, but she noticed they NEVER actually used them! They were so used to just using a knife to peel their veggies that our “modern convenience tool” was just not necessary to them at all. I remember thinking how interesting that was. 🙂