Tuesday, June 22, 2010

You Say You Want Your Story to Remain Untold

More artwork from the tattoo shop.

Man, I hardly ever see my girls anymore. I know it's because they're both busy doing fun things and I'm glad they're having such great adventures, I just miss them is all.

Today I went to run an errand at lunch and saw Coadster heading toward me. She had the day off from work, but was still working anyway. She went to the natural history museum across the street from my office to organize a scavenger hunt for the kids in her Summer program. So, she came to find me and walk around downtown with me at lunch. It was really nice. Between her working all day and going to play rehearsal at night, I don't get to see her nearly as much as I'd like.

Stinky doesn't work as much, but she is busy going to baseball games and swimming and as long as she behaves herself, I'm glad she's having a good time. But I miss her too. So, I'm taking two vacation days on Thursday and Friday and we're going to spend some time together. Right now, it looks like we'll ride our bikes to the Coralville Dam and check out the fossils there and then ride back. In the evening, we're going to drag a futon and the TV out onto our screened in porch and watch a movie outside. It should be so much cooler than inside our unairconditioned house. On Friday we'll go to the lake and canoe and swim and lie on the beach and read books. I'm really excited. I finally get to use my vacation time for fun things with my girls.

So, tomorrow is my Friday. I hope it goes by quickly.


rel said...

Quick to come, quick to go.
Have fun, enjoy every morsel! :)
I enjoy my kids more now, but on a different level. The grandkids take me back to childhood pleasures.

Tara said...

It's Wednesday, your vacation is almost here! Have tons of fun!

Ananda girl said...

That sounds like a great time ahead for you three.

How wonderful that your daughter wanted to make time to be with you too. The love in your family really shines through!

laura b. said...

Without school tying the younger two down, their evenings (when I'm home) are much busier. It's great that you've planned some special family time. Sounds like so much fun!

dmarks said...

That looks Cthulhuvian.

Hope you have a great time!

Churlita said...

Rel, I've loved every phase of my kids lives so far (every phase has also been stressful in their own way too), so I'm sure I'll love them just as much as adults.. Even more to look forward to.

Tara, Thanks. I plan on it. I can't wait.

Ananda, Thanks. My girls are pretty awesome and I try to think of fun things that they'll want to do that are either free or very inexpensive. Ha ha.

LauraB., I know. It's so hard to find time with teens. They are so into their own little lives.

DMarks, You could be right. The guy who made it is a sculptor in town and he does some pretty funky work.

Johnny Rojo said...

Sounds like a delightful day!

I find that just hanging out and talking to my kids is lots of fun these days. Don't get to do it enough these days.