Tuesday, January 16, 2007
"The Best Laid Plans . . ."
You know that old saying from Steinbeck? That the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray? Well, the best laid plans of Moms and kids out of school ALSO do the same thing!! Especially when a nice, balmy, 75 degree day suddenly drops about 15 degrees and becomes very yucky and rainy!
So, we arrived at the park yesterday with picnic goodies in hand, ready to slide on slides and read in the sunshine. After about 5 minutes there, Delaney said "I didn't know it was this much cooler" and the rain swooped in. We valiantly tried to enjoy the play area, but instead huddled in despair (well, maybe not that bad . . .but see the picture above? That's Scout and I huddling from the cold, and Delaney in the background getting anxious and ready to go.)
So . . . yep, our best laid plans were changed. The rain came in HARD and I didn't want to drive anywhere. So, no trip to the Civil Rights museum, and no fun at the park. We drove home in bad moods, me especially as I kept telling McKenna, "Don't ask me about going anywhere (she's ALL about going places!) and telling Scout, "I'm tired of the whining (she likes to do that these days!). But, once home, I realized that the day really didn't need to turn into a pout-fest and bad mood-circus. They were home from school for the day, after all, so let's make it into SOMETHING. So... our floor became the picnic area (Scout excitedly carried the chips and drinks to the blanket: "I making a picnic.") we put in "Akeelah and the Bee" since I hadn't seen it and the girls and Gary kept telling me I HAD to see it because it was so good (and it was--just an AWESOME, AWESOME movie if you haven't seen it!).
So . . . the day was not a waste. Just a different sort of fun!
That afternoon Delaney got on my blog to check out my pictures of her room and decided that it really didn't look the way it needed to. She went to arrange it better, she said, and then wanted me to take new pictures of it. So, the first picture is the entire room as she wants it (I have to say that she did do a better job at it than me) and then the last two are of her disco ball in action (she loves it going in her room!). Of it by itself in the middle of the room, and then of she and Scout trying out their dance moves with it!
Now, today is my regular Random Tuesday and I had some plans for it this morning that were pretty cool. BUT, I didn't really get up early enough to do it today ....so, you know that whole things about best laid plans?? Yep, I'm using that line again and going with an alternate plan (will pull out the other plan next Tuesday instead!).
This morning, let me just share three things that are making me happy right now. And why don't you share the same with me and us . . .
1) McKenna telling me, "Thanks for the dinner, Mom. It was really good." She's told me that the last two nights I put dinner on the table. Nice!
2) Watching college basketball.
3) Sweet tea.
Talk with you soon!!!