Awww, the luxury of leisure time. Once upon a time, Jason & I used to spend our down time sipping coffee and skimming through magazines and/or books. We'd dream of exotic vacations to go on & work on planning the more practical ones. Over the years this has decreased significantly, especially the luxury of going together. But we do try to give this gift of free time to each other whenever possible. It's a wonder what it can do for the soul, to steal away an hour of just some quiet alone time.
Yesterday, I had a modified version of this quiet time. It was fueled by determination to get my life back on a healthful track. So, I packed up Livvy & we went for a walk at my favorite park, Twin Lakes in Greensburg. It was cold, but I didn't mind, we were bundled up, the sun was shining, birds were chirping, the grass & trees were a vibrant shade of green, & I spotted a turtle in the lake which I made a mental note to tell Gav about that evening. It felt good to take in the fresh, crisp air & to walk a mile around the lake. Now, I did get the dirty looks from the retired folk who were fishing or also walking around the lake. They obviously did not approve of having the baby out, though I believe the fresh air & sunlight did her as much good as it did me. So, I put on a big smile & said hi to each and every one of them!
After our walk, we headed out to Barnes & Noble, my favorite place to have coffee & flip through magazines. Livvy was very cooperative. I cradled her in my arms, sipped my coffee, and flipped through a magazine & thought life doesn't get much better than this. I left recharged, feeling like a new person.
Flash-forward to this morning...a good laugh also does good for the soul. Laughs for this morning...Riv greets us with standing up in his crib with not one, but two binkies in his mouth and a silly grin! Boy is he going to be sad when the binky fairy comes to take them away! Gav, who is working very hard at getting himself dressed in the mornings, declares he has a wedgie. As he tries to fix the situation we discover he is wearing two pairs of underwear...oh my little space cadet. Side story which will embarrass Gav in about 10 years...one evening Jason responds to Gav screaming frantically from the steps to his bedroom "I have a fire in my pants, I have a fire in my pants!" Do not fear there was no fire, just a wedgie.