The last few days I have been just like this cat. Lazy. Oh sure I have done stuff around here, but I have not gotten dressed or even brushed my hair.
Today I am going to get dressed and go for a walk. Maybe that is why I can't sleep at night. Because I really have not done anything that would require me get rid of energy.
I love the show 18 kids and counting. The are very opposite of me and how I parent, but I have learned a lot from them. Last night I watched the episode where they volunteered at an animal park.
You know I use to take my children everywhere. I use to seek out new and exciting things for them to do. Over the last 3 or 4 years I have become lazy. It is a little bit harder now that the girls are older and they have their own lives, but I need to put forth the effort to really expose them to new things and new ways of thinking.
I also need to do this with the marines. We have not taken a field trip in a while. I love taking the marines on field trips. I do often get sick of seeing them just hanging around the house and complaining that they are in California. I tell them that one of these day's when they are old and their grandchildren ask them what they did in California, and all they can say is nothing..... well that is going to be sad.
The other day I was reading the aaa magazine and they have a section called five worth the drive. So I am planning a field trip for everyone! I think we have about 20 people going, and it should be a blast. We will be going to a museum to see how Hollywood makes monsters from start to finish, and we will get to touch them and play with them. The marines like the fact that they get to play with Inspectors gadgets gadgets. It should be a good time for everyone.
This weekend I will be collecting the money for the tickets, and then we will be going to the museum around the first of June. We have to wait that long because most of the marines will be going to the field until then.
Something else I am doing to help me get out of my rut, is I am volunteering at our local national cemetery. They are doing something called a roll call, and they want to read the names of everyone that is laid to rest there. I will be reading from midnight to 1 A.M. on May 16. I will not be reading the names of my in laws, but I can dedicate the reading in their memory.
I am also starting a bucket book. I am using a simple notebook and I am writing down all the stuff that I have done in my life time. I am shocked at how much I have actually done. I am going to stash this notebook, so that way when I die my children will find it, and they will know that I lived a full life.
Today is another day, and I am going to get off my bum and go for a walk, and then do some stuff around here.
Life is good