We are experiencing a weird phenomenon--days are drifting into nights and then back in to days but it all seems very smooshed together. We are living in one room of the house; the living room. We hang out, surf the interwebs, watch Netflix, sleep and hang out with friends and family all in this room. There are occasional trips to the dining room and the bathroom but for the most part we are here. When we slept in our room upstairs coming downstairs represented a change in activity. We were up and ready to switch gears and face the day. But now we wake up in the same room we will be in for the whole day. It feels weird.
And the days have little to mark themselves. Each day feels a lot like the last. We are experiencing an utter lack of adventure. Today's big events might include going to the mall or grabbing Chik-fil-a for lunch. Maybe we'll head over to Gran and Pap's house so Joanne can grab a shower. The sad thing is that if we were to do these things it would feel like we had a really full day! Pretty weird when a trip to the mall, a chicken sandwich and a shower feels like a big day.
Tonight Bethany flies home from college. Nana and Papa are going to bring the girls up from the Springs and Joanne and I will pick up Beth at the airpoirt and we should theoretically all end up back here at the house for chicken noodle soup. It'll be good to have the girls back home. It feels better to have all of us under one roof.
I can't remember the last time we had Thanksgiving with my folks. We have either been out of town or at Gran and Papa's house. It will be so good to be with them and the Thanksgiving meal is my favorite of the year. In fact it might even be my favorite holiday. Christmas is great but any holiday whose focus is food and family and thinking about what I am grateful for is a pretty good.
Having family around is a blessing. Gran and Papa are headed to Winter Park with Wade and Kristen. I hope they have a blast! They have been more than faithful to our little family and we couldn't have gone through this season without them. I don't think I'll ever be able to express my gratitude for all they have done. They have definitely gone above and beyond.
Anyhow, I guess that's about it. Looking forward to some out-of-the-usual activities coming to our home. I am going to eat turkey till it comes out my ears.
1. Sleeping on couches is not the same as sleeping in a luxurious king-sized bed. Please pray that Joanne will be able to get some solid rest at night. Her sleep is very fitful.
2. On that same note, Joanne has slept some better than she did the first few nights. That is such a blessing! Definitely worthy of praise!
3. Please pray for safety for Gran, Papa, Wade, Kristen and the kids will have a great, safe time in Winter Park. They need a time of refreshment!