Monday, July 21, 2008

the lights are on, but nobody is home...

jacks and ryan left for their fishing trip in canada a week ago...

... and we've been pretty busy, but i also realized that we aren't as dull as i thought we'd be without the good-time boys around.


thursday: rode my bike to work, and then rode my bike home. but dave went to the chukars' game with curtis and jacquie... jacquie had to drive them home with the windows up because they were going to start yelling (cat-calling) at people on 17th street... very nice.


friday: dave and i rode bikes to weight-watchers and to bubba's for a shared plate of buscuits and gravy. i know there's some sort of disconnect there, but what can i say?! then i immediately went home for a nap... a late morning nap--pretty pathetic. then i worked at home and dave worked on jacquie and curtis' electric problem hit-list. then the four of us went to the cellar for dinner. they have really good green beans... i mean, i had salmon and that was good. but i don't like green beans--unless in tempura--and these were really yummy. i ate all of them.


saturday: dave and his pals went fishing. he's so lucky to have friends who will sacrifice a saturday to cheer him up--since he didn't get to go to canada with the boys for the week of fishing. again, i went to work. maybe i work too much? i like the library gig, it's a fun way to make money : ). we were supposed to go camping too... okay, pick yourself up! get a grip! we planned to drive up to yellowstone and camp at the madison junction campground, then dave could get up early and fish, then we could get to island park for church at the little church in the pines... but one of us didn't call until about an hour before we were leaving for the said campground. so we watched fool's gold and ate a huge bowl of popcorn.


sunday: woke up super early, drove up to island park. went to church... now, i've got to say that reverend ted can give a sermon! best sermon i've heard in a long time. i was weeping at the end. of course, i'm a cryer--but i was truly moved by him and his simple words of Christ's love and grace... boy-oh-boy. after i got control, we cruised up to west yellowstone, and had the best burgers and bloody mary at this place we'd never been too: bullwinkles. i chose it because i love moose and thus love most things about moose--we're going to go to moose, wyoming next weekend. but dave chose to stay for the build your own bloody's. eww... after a delicious lunch, we went into the park. we hiked to harlequin lake... yeah, we had never done it either. but we've made a deal to try to see things that we haven't seen a gazillion times. it was a quiet little lake/pond covered with lilypads... AND THEN WE SAW A SNAKE! what the hell?!! i ran back to the car... dave stubbled on the path as he laughed at me. after that, we tried another path to goose lake but we were so tired, we turned around and went home.


monday: work at the the library, work at home and school... and dave got up at the insane hour of 4 for his day in sun valley...


tuesday: 12 hours at the library. dave went to american falls...


wednesday: back to the library, and dave played the game cube and made a phemonenal quiche. he's an awesome cook... so we had some wine ate our dinner. it was very nice.


today: back to the library... and realizing that with the boys we are busier than without them... but we seem to fill the time up pretty fast. it feels like with the boys are life is in high speed--a blur of activities and fun times. but without them, everything feels so much slower, more relaxed. i'm pretty calm--a huge change from the tyranical mommy. it's an odd feeling, but nice. i was trying to think if we have any friends who don't have kids, and i don't think we do. i wonder if they look at family-people and wonder if we're spinning out of control with keeping up with the kids. or do we family-people look at people who don't have kids and think how relaxing their lives must be. it's a contorted view into another person's life, i suppose.




1 comment:

Meghan said...

i love the thought of having a week to do as you please. i love that you guys rode your bikes and enjoyed each other's company. and i CANNOT believe you saw a snake. that is serious murphy's law going on. finally, i would love to have seen dave and curtis yelling at the innocents (not innocence) of if. it was a good thing you didn't have to be the mom that night:) love to you all. enjoy the rest of your peace and quiet:)