I’m working hard to find a balance between all of being home in the summer, all of us running around in the summer and not much solitude for me.
Yesterday was a good balance.
I planned a trip to the local bowling ally(entertainment center one of the owners tells me, she is is so funny).
On Wednesday they have practically free Kids Extreme bowling. They herd you in, have you stand in line for a spot, which wasn’t as awful as it sounds. While waiting your younger kids will beg for money for arcade games, but not mine, as I set those rules in place long ago, you want to play, you pay. Nick brought his wallet and played a couple of games. We waited about 30 minutes and were then moving up in the line to where I paid $3 each for shoe rental, and they assigned us a lane, since I had 3 children, they put 3 more with us, but oddly enough it was a boy and 2 friends that Nick knew…I knew the mom too, but not very well. For 1.5 hours they bowled in the semi darkness with black lights glowing and music with videos on large screens. It was mostly elementary and awkward middle school kids, but the girls admitted they had fun, and would go again…….YAY.
We ran errands, which was not awful, and now that the girls are driving most of the time getting in all that time they need before getting their full DL in August they fuss less.
I was able to cook an early dinner.
In the evening Caitie was out to a youth group meeting at church, mind you it’s never out church, but a non-denom where her new BFF’s dad is the Pastor. Nick and Kevin went to see Transformers, and I’ll see if I can get the boys to give me a review I can post. Adrienne and I were off once again to O-town for softball practice, but I decided I wasn’t sweating in the heat again and I too my own time to go to a Barnes and Noble for some book browsing…….and coffee, two of my favorite pastimes.
I read first chapters of two prospective reads. Let me know what you think. I didn’t buy either, I have plenty to read, but I want to keep a full list of books to be read!
1. Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan
2. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Did anyone read Julie and Julia? The movie trailors look funny.
This was the best 2 hours I spent this week…….I felt semi selfish, but it was a great time, I browsed so many books, bargain books, marked down books, new books, new in paperback, non-fiction…………so much. In my deepest fantasy, I own a big bookstore/coffee shop, full of new and used books and patrons who just love to stop by and read and browse and chat….imagine the life!
Fine a piece of time for yourself……..it’s revitalizing!