Monday morning doesn’t seem like the best time to post but I have some time and figured I’d better use it.
I did not have to work this Saturday, which was great, since the city had free yard waste drop-off on Saturday morning. I dropped off four big bags of leaves & weeds and one big box of sticks and branches. It took two trips in my little car. It felt good to get that done. I also baked some bread on Saturday but other than that did not really accomplish a whole lot. I did start sorting through the 2 book-cases in my dining room. I have piles of stuff on the dining room table, there because there is no where else to put them. So in order to clear off the table I need to make space. I found some of the kids’ writing samples from years ago, it was fun to look through them. I even found the essays I had them write on the 5th anniversary of 9/11. Very interesting to re-read their impressions of that day. Of course, once I started reading everything I came across progress in the sorting stopped.
Yesterday I took Madeline and 3 of her friends to see a movie. It was a bit of a drive and it was interesting listening to the kids talk– it was mostly the two boys a long, and those boys sure spend a lot of time playing video/computer games. My kids are not big on that, mostly because their dad and I never bought them any. No regrets on that decision, really. Jacob plays sometimes now that he is in college, but he’s not real good at them so he doesn’t much enjoy it. I suppose it would have been a way for him to connect with friends, but I don’t know. He’s doing so well and has such interests, and the games do seem to be a massive time-sink for many people. This weekend, Madeline spent her time working at her job, or working on an animation project due this week, or just working on her drawing skills, or reading. Jacob worked on an application for an internship, on campaigning for president of his flight team, on homework. The boys in the car spent hours playing video games. I repeat: no regrets.
I’ve been reading Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. I’d never read it and thought I should. I’m not too far in but can’t say I’m enjoying it. I like the parts where he is traveling, but I’m at the part where he is in Denver with his friends and it is not engaging me at all. I suspect when I was in my twenties