Day 79 – Prepping the Peppers, Cooking the Coffee


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday was quite full.

We started our morning by working on kitchen cabinets and drawers.  The kitchen make-over is moving forward, whether we want it to or not.

After a quick shower and change, we drove to my in-laws’ home for some lunch (I ate several pieces of Vege pizza and a good salad) and a chat.  My father-in-law was quick to show of his square foot garden, filled with onion sets, cucumbers and radishes.  It was a nice visit.

Next we drove to my parents’ home for a visit.  While my wife and mother sat in the living room talking, my dad and I went to the garage to work on a table saw that needed some prep work before he delivers it to my garage in a couple weeks.

We made our way home, stopping to pick up some sushi and a bottle of wine for our late dinner.  We watched Voyage of the Dawn Treader to end our evening.

It was really a very nice day…However, one thing did stand out to me.  We traveled to Randolph County to visit mothers and I spent more time with fathers.  This isn’t completely unusual in the case of my family, as my dad always has a project or two that we can attend.  But at both places, both Fathers received more time than the Mothers.

It isn’t good or bad.  It just is what it is.  I’m sure on Father’s Day, the Mothers will get their turn.

The bad part of the story is that I didn’t walk, run or otherwise move my body.  It was definitely a day with more input than output.

I see a yard that needs mowing tomorrow, and my kids have kicked me out when it comes to celebrating with their mother (as if I didn’t have anything to do with their birth).  So I’ll have the day to myself and the yard is calling my name.  I see a full afternoon of walking in my future, and I’m very happy about that!