Saturday, August 24, 2013
Maude, complaining: My life is always 'interesting,the problem is, with hundreds of babies at a time, it doesn't leave me much time to 'find myself.
Me: But, Maude, you have to make those times. If you don't have a free day, look at your surroundings and do something about those.
For instance,this morning, my mind and stomach were set for cereal, but I was out of my almond milk/coconut milk combo. Henry offered me his rice milk, but I declined - too weak.
Henry reminded me I had bought eggs after I'd settled on waffles, but remembered we were out of syrup.
Then, a light came on - Waffles Ole! A few minutes later, I was enjoying waffles with eggs of easy topped with salsa, an interesting start to my morning.
Maude: I just don't always have the energy to exercise my imagination.
Augie, snickering somewhere out of sight: Or exercise anything else from what I can tell.
Maude, placing four arms on her 'hips' and tapping one foot: I'll exercise my hordes by hunting you down this afternoon!
(Sound of multiple spider feet beating a hasty retreat.)
Me: You see, Maude, just a tiny bit of inspiration, and you've created a fun afternoon for you and your little ones. (Smile)
Maude winks three of her front eyes and waves as she beats a hasty retreat out of the door.
This was written in fun, but honestly, it's the truth. This morning some of my Goalie friends and I exchanged quick emails about trying to fit in just a few minutes of writing with our heavy workloads. This post took about 15 minutes and I feel like my brain has been exercised, I'm excited about facing the day and I've had a chance to visit again with some of my favorite characters.