And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Good Day

This morning when I got home from work, the apartment was freezing cold again. Whenever the wind picks up around here, it sucks all the heat right out of the building.

I had to talk to my folks about the possibility of them watching the Sprouts next weekend, since Mr. Barefoot is going to be in the Rochester area for a gig and I work all day Saturday. My Dad came up with the idea of me bringing the Sprouts over to play games and watch movies (and I think mostly to try to keep us warm).

Once Mr. Barefoot headed off to band rehearsal and I had had a short nap, I loaded up the homemade beef barley soup I had made and the kids and headed on over to their place. We ate the soup with buttermilk biscuits, then watched some Star Wars movies and played 5000 (a dice game). It was so fun.

Little Sprout was a pain the whole time, needing a nap and refusing to take one. Big Sprout did really well until she got tired and then lost two games of 5000 to Dad in a row. After just a couple of hours, I had to pack everything and everyone up and take them back home. Some quiet was needed by all.

The only real thing that bothered me was that I am irritable today. I never know if these feelings are from being tired, a side effect of my depression, or from real things irritating me. I don't like being crabby. It isn't fun. Sometimes, though, I have days where every little thing just gets under my skin. I spend so much time taking deep breaths and counting to 10 that I expect there to be an oxygen shortage.

Oh, well. Hopefully after a shower and a full night's sleep I will have a new perspective on things. It was still a good day. I so much enjoy spending time with my family like that.


jenny said...

Yes yes yes! I know those days very well. I have been having a sort of irritable day of my own and there is nothing I would love than to get in the car by myself and just drive! No where in particular, just drive the back roads and enjoy the scenery. Only money is limited to buying gas for important trips, though one could argue that keeping my sanity would be an important trip.

Lately, it seems all my girls do is bicker and find ways to make the other cry. Cabin fever, likely, with the winds making it so cold outside, they haven't been out in awhile. C'mon Spring!

Lisa said...

Just remember that being a parent (especially a mom who takes the brunt of it) is an incredibly tough job!! You will go through phases that make you regret ever having children!

This to will pass and they will be on to some other irritating behavior, but at least it will be different. And then, one day they will be fairly grown up and at least able to be reasoned with, well, that is if you don't sell them to the gypsies first!

Plus, you have this wonderful web of people to talk you down from the ledge! Just let us know when to come over with the fireman's net (or maybe the big butterfly net!)

barefoot gardener said...

Ooooh, a long drive with just me in the car and all those roads out there I haven't been down yet? Sounds like heaven!

LOL The image of you chasing me around with a giant butterfly net is enough to pull me out of any funk!