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.
definately have ant problems too. good for you being a bone marrow donor.
You are doing a great job. Love reading your perspective.
I identified the reason for the ants. There was watermelon remnants between the window and the window sill. Have not seen them since
Another exciting day in the Plym household. As we know: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is His presencs awaiting to unfold. We’re happy to read you discovered the ant problem and send continued L+H’s to you five.
I have enjoyed your posts so much I couldn’t wait to read the one today! You’re doing a fantastic job – I will be sharing your posts with my husband for sure!!
Ran, you’re a mess – this is just too funny! Pooring buckets this afternoon, literally. We went to the beach this am and went to Sailfish Marina for lunch. Very relaxing again! Miss everyone:-)I have a surprise for you tomorrow evening. Stay tuned…
Well hello Jennifer. What fun you checked in! I guess this answers all our question about whether or not you are keeping up with the Charlotte “highlights” of the day! Yes, FL is finally getting saturated. We are thinking of you enjoying reading, relaxing and doing whatever you wish when you wish, with no strings attached.L+H’s from us