I haven’t been here much of late because I’ve had a teenager to get back into school. Saturday night we had a back to school dance party and I supervised some teenage friends of my daughter’s, which was really a pleasure. I know some might think I’m being sarcastic, but I’m really not. It’s incredible to observe young minds in action these days. I enjoy studying what they value, how they talk to each other, and like listening to what interests them.
The party was probably more fun to get ready for than it was to actually have, in my opinion. We decorated a glider with sparkling white light so that it would be a romantic spot for some private time, and strung some lights around the porch where the DJ booth/stereo system was. We decorated a large room addition, (our den), and served refreshments and had movies and games available for the kids. We had low red light in the room to set the mood for a party, and the kids seemed to really enjoy it all.
I spent most of my time quietly listening to various CD’s and enjoying the cool breeze at the table that we had placed by the “dance floor,” a large rock patio that I created many years ago. We served hot dogs with chili, chips and dips, and various sodas and sweet tea. The party was a hit, in my opinion, and now that it is behind us, I was able to breathe a sigh of relief and move on to the next item on the agenda. We got me and my child to bed early last night, (before ten pm), which really was a miracle, and we were up again by five am this morning.
She hurried out the door to catch the school bus by seven am. Another sigh of relief was slowly exhaled as I waved goodbye and prayed quietly for her to have a great first day. She was pretty tired this evening when she got home on the bus, and we had a lot more to do before supper, baths, and getting her to bed. Anyway, I’m not sure where blogging is going to fit into the new schedule now, but not to worry, I’ll figure out something.
Sorry I’ve been out of touch, everybody! I’ll try to do better, I promise.