Hello all. Somebody tell me again why I was in a hurry for Summer to get here? I can’t remember. I’m used to quiet mornings alone, writing or doing whatever I want around the house. This morning I got up, and within five minutes, two of the kids are up and in the living room with me. Within five minutes after that, Daughter S. has the PS3 controller in her hands, and is about to start playing her ‘Avatar’ game. Well actually, she’s online using the PS3, and she has found a “translator” site to translate English to Na’vi, the language of the natives on ‘Avatar.’ She told me last night she wants a t-shirt she saw online somewhere that says “I’m With Stupid” in Na’vi. I wonder if they have a shirt that says “Where Did My Sanity Go?” I’m going to need that soon, I think.
But maybe not. This week will be a super-short week at work. (Hallelujah!) We’re off work today for Memorial Day and I’m taking off Friday and Saturday for the Family Reunion. We’re going to be at Canyon Lake, Texas, which is where my grandpa lives. For past reunions we’ve reserved the group camp at Potter’s Creek, but an attempt to do something different this time resulted in a snafu, and now we’re using some facility closer to town that has a meeting room, a game room, and a pool. As for accomodations, I’m not sure exactly where we’ll land. Mom was going to book us a room or a rent house, but when my dad got sick she didn’t get it done, so maybe we’re going to just be sleeping in the floor at Grandpa’s. Sounds restful, doesn’t it?
Actually, very little about this weekend is likely to be restful. We have to leave at about 7:30 in the morning on Friday. It’s about a 6 or 8 hour drive down there, through Dallas, Austin, Waco, all the fun places to drive. My sister and cousin and I are supposed to be making the food, and I don’t have a clue what we’re doing! Dad is making brisket, which is his usual speciality. Mom and I have discussed the food, but I was only half paying attention.
The thing I was talking about a couple of posts back when I said the week would be difficult was that Daughter S. was going to go to Grandpa’s early with my dad to help clean Grandpa’s house and get things ready for the reunion. This was going to leave Daughter J. and The Boy alone together during the day from Tuesday through Thursday. Not a great idea. Sometimes they get along ok, but most of the time, these two children get along like they want to kill each other! J. can’t get The Boy to do what she tells him to, and he yells and fights with her, and she sinks to his level and starts hitting, and they accomplish nothing. I was thoroughly dreading leaving the two of them alone if Daughter S. went to Grandpa’s house early. Now it seems that S. has backed out, so I guess we’ll all be ok and there will be no bloodshed this week.
Now all three kids are up and they’re watching cat videos on YouTube. Something called ‘Caturday’ that is both funny and stupid. This post has been brought to you by “I think I’m losing my touch and may never say another funny thing in the rest of my life!”
Until next time,