Sweet beauty had a very special privilege today. Her class mate invited her to go horse back riding. "Daddy Man" chaperoned.
It was a ride around an hour in length.
Daddy joined the band at the last minute. He awaited his daughters invitation. Several other parents joined. I wish I would have joined in to.
Well Dash and I made presents for the Dad and his Sister. We wrapped them and set them aside.
Dash desired a movie and a cuddle, it was sure nice to just hold my son. We cuddled for 2 hours time just enjoying being home with each other. He just likes to be home.
When the two horsemen returned with honor we all had a visit looking over the pictures that had been taken.
Then Beauty desired solitude, while Dash and the daddy man took to the garage and the automotive store.
I indulged in the self care of a spa day (2 hours in my bathroom with a locked door)
The Men folk changed the oil in my car, hosed down the engine and then washed and waxed it.
On my birthday, Beloved, in our frugal attempts, gave me a can of car wax as a gift. Stunned buy it at the time, it has since then often been a gift of quiet contemplation. At times hurt feelings. You see my birthday was in MAY!
The gift was a car wash and wax, his romantic attempts at a thoughtful gesture. However at the time it was not very well understood by me and it stung a bit to open a can of car wax on my birthday (it was my only gift). I suppose sometimes husband can get just a little too practical.
Now some SIX MONTHS later I have a beautifully washed and waxed car. Fresh oil and brake fluid toped off. Engine has been steamed cleaned and it looks pretty from the outside. I will need to vacuum the inside and wash the dash down and it will be like a new car. Except the spots on the seats from little feet.
This is "White Vail".
Once long ago I had a choice you see. A choice of two lives, two paths. I chose to adopt children and then we walked that path. The other path of a life of leisure, excess and plenty was a temptation that was pretty shallow and hollow. Boy! did I make the right choice. Well then it was that I let go of ever getting a pretty new car. We drive cars paid for debt free (always have as a matter of principle). So they have always been older. Well worn yet beautifully maintained (by beloved).
This car was what I received some three years ago after a accident that theft me embraced and many around me perplexed at Gods ways. They are much higher than our ways. So after surviving being hit by another car going over 120 mpr. This is what we used our severance package on. It was not a brand new one but to me it is a jewel. Never ever thought I would have such a privilege. Although I did have a fondness for the other Honda with its nearing 200,000 millage it was a beautiful car too(old but kept nice).
Now it is clean and new again.
Our lives so full it took 6 MONTHS to get to washing and a waxing.In all fairness in the summer here, you just don't go outside to do a wash/wax, or you'd get heat stroke.
This is the garage door into the Laundry room.
Well I did the door way today. It was in March that I stopped homeschooling full time. I had this area plied to the elbow with home school curriculum and books and used clothing the kids out grew. I need to do a yard sale or e bay some of the beautiful a beka books k-6, and Saxton math (k-2) and such to valuable to let go to naught. There are a lot of Hardy Boys and a few other reading books, bible study books too.
If any of you might like to buy them let me know.
Perhaps I'll list them on Cregs list for sale. Try to use the funds for Christmas.
Today I have my doorway clear. Well that has been 8 MONTHS like that! I am begining to get caught up. Hard to blame Hubby for the wax delay. It is just family life. Sometimes you have to put up with small annoyances to gain great things.
I called on Hubby to help me put a few things in the attic and get the Thanksgiving decor down.
It gets so full each day with new tasks and the list of old that lingers.
being patient and forgiving and just plain grateful for what we can do and what does get accomplished is the better road.
My birthday gift is beautiful and compels me to effort time for the vacuum and cleaning of the interior.