Monday, May 20, 2013

Remember to Eat

I often get so involved in my work that I don't think about eating lunch until I'm starving, which is usually well after the two nearby base eateries close at 2pm-ish. I actually set myself up a daily 1pm reminder that says "You'll feel better later if you eat now. Just sayin'." It would be even better (tastier, more affordable, and more convenient) if I would just get in the habit of packing a lunch. You'd think after 20+ years supporting NAVSEA that I'd have this figured out better. :/

Saturday, May 18, 2013

My Version of an Apocalypse: The End of the World as We Know It Would Suit Me Just Fine

The older I get, the more ideas I am exposed to, the more information that has become so readily available on the internet, the more I think that some sort of 'the end of the world as we know it' would be good for us. I mean really, we're all hosed up! And we always have been. I'd like to see an end to the world that feels like a real miracle. We all - every single human being on Earth - we wake up one morning having all had a deep spiritual awakening. We all know how to make smart choices, we save our planet, we stop abusing ourselves, and one another, we lay down our arms, we feed the world, we explore the universe, we get smarter and smarter, we cure disease, we live in harmony. {More later, I'm getting off so Christopher can play Minecraft.}

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Weekday Evening Fun

I didn't sleep well Sunday night, so was tired kinda all day yesterday. But then I had THE BEST evening w/the kids, and slept like a log last night! So after discovering Christopher's bedroom wall "mural" :), he asked me to go outside and play tennis with him, Phoebe and some neighborhood friends were already outside playing. Some of Phoebe's friends just adore Christopher, and are good at including him in their play (which warms my heart). We all ran around outside for over two hours, playing tag, racing, playing limbo, sword fighting (foam sword versus swim noodle), making human pyramid configurations, riding bikes and scooters, playing with the tennis rackets and ball, and throwing those leaf/seed helicopter things... all with no electronic devices, no whining, no bickering, and no injury. We didn't go inside until it was almost pitch dark, we were dirty, hungry, and exhausted. It was awesome. :)