Last night I was up late working on my presentation. I had flashbacks of college finals week. I was really good at doing non-essential tasks such as a semester’s worth of laundry before finally sitting down to study around 10:30 p.m. Anyway, the morning came fast and furious. I was in a deep slumber when Ansley jumped on my bed and said “Dad, get up. I’m going to be late for school.” I felt like Marlon in Finding Nemo. Yesterday morning, I turned off my alarm after it woke me when there was no reason to be up and forgot the reset it. So, I bounced out of bed to begin the frantic morning routine. The entire crew was slow getting out of the gates as the long weekend was starting to take its toll…
– The sun! Thank God. I was beginning to feel the onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder. I have no idea if it is true but I could easily understand if Seattle, WA has a high depression and suicide rate.
– Giving the kids full discretion with their attire. Owen wore his pajamas.
– Styling Isabel’s hair for gymnastics class.
– Simply Fresh To You Delivery. The kids were even cheering.
– Watching the Father’s Day slide show. The boys really love it. They fight over who gets to push play but they watched it for 20 minutes while I made dinner and 20 minutes while I cleaned up.
– Practicing my presentation to the kids
– Realizing I had not seen, heard or read any type of news in five days
– Getting up early
– Walker spraying sunscreen in his eyes
– Getting bitten by an unidentified critter on my stomach while doing yard work. Whatever it was, it got me good and created three nickel-sized welts. I took pictures but I decided to spare you from having to look at my welted, bronzed, Matthew Mcconaughey like, six-pack abs. No, that is not a man crush but Jen loves him.
– An ant invasion. I have never had ants in the house. I am guessing the rain is the reason but I am wondering if they will stay or go when it dries up. Anyone else have ants recently?
– Thunderstorm in the middle of grilling dinner
Funniest thing of the day
– After dinner I told the kids they could stay up a little later than normal if they sat through my presentation. Actually just through a few critical slides. I spent about 10 minutes explaining a few graphs and company financials, I was trying to gauge how long that section would take. I asked what they thought and Ansley responded, “It was boring. Dad, are you going to imagine your boss in her underwear when you do this tomorrow?” Isabel suggested I pull down her pants if she doesn’t get in her underwear. I think Jen explained this technique several months ago when Ansley was practicing for a school performance.
– Convince the kids I was going to grow a big bushy mustache. I told them the above photo was my inspiration because I thought it looked really cool. They had great fun making fun of me. It all started because I had not shaved since Thursday and Ansley told me I was getting a mustache.
– I heard the three alarm beeps that could only mean one thing. The boys sneaking out of the house. I called for the girls and they answered and then the boys, it was silent. I ran out the front door and toward the garage where I found them trying to get into the car. They said, “We want to go bye-bye”.
Getting a call from the National Marrow Donor Program stating I was a preliminary match for a 38-year-old male.