Monday, July 19, 2010

Maybe more of a online diary?

Once again, it's been a couple of months since writing in this space. I'm not sure why, really. Busy? Not much to write about? Sure, those will work.

But I've decided to try another tact: online diary.

I hate the term "diary" because it smacks of pre-teen hormonal rantings in a pretty pink notebook. But I guess "journal" might be good description of what will go on here.

First of all, I have a terrible memory. Absolutely horrible. This is nothing new, my brain tunes out some things and remembers other minutiae like it happened yesterday. I fear my children's young childhood will be forgotten if I don't write down some of it. Maybe I'll just do a traditional journal, but this will be a good starting point.

Off we go:

July 18, 2010.

Owen and I went to swim at a friend's house while Lisa and Wyatt went to church. I wasn't feeling well, with headaches and fatigue from my new diet. Yeah, I'm on a low-carb diet. And no, I'm not overly excited about it. Anyway, Owen's swimming has come along quite nicely. He will jump in (with his floatee vest on) and will dog paddle around the pool by himself. He loves swimming saying, "This is pretty much the best thing I've ever done." Lisa and Wyatt joined us after their service and Wyatt skinny-dipped in the pool. It was a bit tricky keeping his head above water (ear tubes) because he wants to swim around all over the place. He loves the pool more than Owen, because the fear isn't there. He doesn't understand the dangers involved -- yet. But we all had a great time.

Lisa then went to Columbia to get some things that aren't available in Hartsville. Lots of school supplies for cheap, due to her new couponing hobby.

That afternoon, we attended the neighborhood block party. It was hot but fun for the kids. We managed to hang out with the Longs, and most people there hung out with neighbors they already knew. I guess it was the thought that counts. Lots of good food, and none of it I could eat (except two hot dogs).

This week has Lisa painting her classroom (!) and Owen trying to help her out at school. Probably not a good idea.

More later.