Sunday, October 25, 2015
lP did have to be carried, crying out of the book sale. I don't know what transpired while P and lP were out of the building. We try really hard to not have kids crying/tantrum in public. G, and M browsed and I held B's hand and found books. But I found too many so we had to check out. G and M were sad that I'd snatched up so many books so quickly and they didn't get to browse for longer. But P took G and M back in after he let lP have a turn.
I really admire P's patience. We're both sleeping better lately and that helps us tremendously. P is so deliberate to be kind and not blame the kids on things that are beyond their control I'm really grateful for his example.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Posted by Lucky Day at 5:04 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2015
In September the green trolley is free for residents. They also give us tickets to several of their attractions like the wax museum, jail, store, and museum. We went last year on the last Saturday of the month and it was fun. So this year we planned to be even more prepared.
We got there earlier.
We planned our our destinations a bit in advance.
P had never been to the wax museum so that was one of our main goals.
We packed a picnic and ate on the plaza.
We went to the castillo before everyone was so tired they were crying. Though B was close to that point by the end of the castillo and we still had to get the trolley back to the car.
We don't do much touristy things. I'm so grateful that these things are here and free.
It's really such a treat.
Posted by Lucky Day at 9:14 PM
There is an amazing playground on the way to the airport. We see it whenever we go up that way but have never been able to stop until recently. It's so awesome.
It has multiple spinners and bouncers and climbers and cool things!
It's also right next to the interstate.... which is why we knew about it and could find it. So it's loud, but definitely worth a visit.
Posted by Lucky Day at 8:55 PM
Actually the water is about as warm in October as it is in May. We don't really go in the spring because the water is still so cold. And as it heats up, the difference in temperature is even more painful. Our favorite time is the fall, when the temperatures are about the same, and when the novelty of going to the beach is delicious.
There is a song I think of "High and Blue the Sky" as I stand on the beach in the fall. It's so gloriously perfect. The sky is so high, so blue. The air is so sweet on your skin. It's not autumn leaves, but it's fall in Florida. I love it.
Posted by Lucky Day at 8:30 PM
Friday, October 9, 2015
P and I used to be musicians. We even went to college and had the opportunity to be immersed in ensembles, theory and history classes about music!
Recently I'm studying and teaching ASL. I'm participating in ASL in many of the same ways I have participated in Music. It's a community to be involved in. It has layers of nuance to be understood. ASL doesn't touch my heart and make me cry the way music does. But the beauty of the gesture to communicate is profound. When people learn to sign, so they can communicate with people that can't hear, that is pure grace.
Posted by Lucky Day at 5:48 AM