I went a little crazy with the repotting of plants and the making of terrariums. I made 14! I gave two away to girlfriends and brought one to work. Sooooo there are still a couple hanging around the house. Our house does not have good natural light, I'm really hoping the plants make it.
Happy is a tough one, which seems incredible ungrateful. Oh I know what's making me happy.... I've been reading the book 7 by Jen Hatmaker. Her months long fast from foods, waste, clothes, all of the excesses we take for granted everyday. I want to pack my things, move to Austin TX and join her non-denominal church to serve the homeless. I hope it helps me ruminate on some fasting I could stand to do. One passage I really enjoy is when she talks about how the various completing ideals in her head, like multiple personalities in outraging her to buy local, no organic, no the least expensive non-organic made in China item to save money.... I have these completing discussions in my head once a month at least.
Aidan has his first 'play date,' this week with his best friend from preschool. They were hilarious, running around the house, laughing and laughing. Aidan cried all the way home, he was a bit jealous that his buddy has great toys. We talked about his little feelings and he cried and I hugged him, and giggled a little in my head. Oh jealousy. I also told him that it is very hard to not want things others have but he needs to be thankful for his nice toys. I wonder if he even remembers?
The dog. Our delicate little flower. He hurt himself again and is on bed rest. Our uneducated opinion is that he re-injured his already blown out ALC. He was rip running around the house after I walked in the door and then started yelping his hurt dog yelp. Our poor puppy. Wish him a recovery, quick or otherwise. Just to catch you up, Byron, the dog broke his leg in 2009 and then blew out his knee this past Easter. We can't afford to repair it surgically but also don't want to part with the poor puppy. He needs a St Francis medal.