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Adapting for Maintenance and a Laugh

Friday, March 17, 2017

Daylight savings time means I leave my house with just a few sunrays peeking over the tops of trees and houses and the sky brightens pink, golden, purple as I drive east to get the grandkids. And sometimes, like this morning, I get to say good morning to the girls and share appreciation of the glorious sky with them. What a great way to start the day!

Daylight Savings Time also means tomorrow my group will run in the dark for an hour. My shoe lights and handheld flashlight with strap are both charging.

Today is St. Patrick's Day and I was wearing my scarf from Ireland displaying shamrocks. Youngest granddaughter was not impressed, but the 10 year old wanted to wear it, so I loaned it with a smile. They both looked so cute today, little one with a braid and a bow; big one with my scarf. Yesterday we had tears on the way to school for no real reason; little one wanted to open the door and big one got there first. How to help little ones not worry about such little things?? Oh, yeah, sometimes even I forget it is all little things. Patience.

DD is probably getting a new job (same money with fewer hours; more chance for advancement) with a very different schedule in just a couple weeks. I would no longer take kids to school, but would have them later 2 nights a week. As with any change, seasonal or otherwise, I need to adapt my exercise, eating, and attitude in order to succeed. Our Thursday evening dance lessons may have to give. Hubby will not be happy about that.

Daughter and I discussed the upcoming week including spring break. Sunday we are looking for child care so Gary and I can go to a square dance event for beginners. Tomorrow after my run and a week from today we are going to DisneyWorld with parents and kids. Tuesday we are going to Disney, just the grandparents and kids. We'll be keeping the kids overnight because we can stay late since there is no school the next day. We may keep them additional nights, too, depending. DD said if the kids are driving us nuts, she and DSIL will come get them. She quipped, though, that if her dad is driving me nuts, she won't come get him! Insert BIG, slightly guilty, laugh here.

SparkCoach quoted an Irish saying today that a good night's sleep and a big laugh are good cures for whatever ails you. Well, I got both today already!!

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