Every morning as the kids wander out to the kitchen, or I have to drag them from their beds, I welcome them with, "Bon jour, " This morning as Jerome rounded the corner, the first thing he saw was our dog, Bunny and then I heard him give her a warm, greeting of "Bon jour, Bunny!"
This kid warms my heart. He is tender, kind, generous of spirit and perpetually happy. Tonight when I tuck Jerome and Richnigthder into bed and utter the usual, "Bon nwit" I will give them a little extra hug to let them know just how happy they make me and how lucky I feel to be able to call them my sons.
Yesterday I took Madison for another dressage lesson and right afterwards, Ka Ching was having the equine dentist float her teeth. It was snowing very lightly as we drove there, but as the lesson wore on and the dental visit persisted, the snow began to cover the roads. The sleepy drugs they gave Ka Ching wore off very slowly and we didn't hit the road to come home until 5PM. It was a little slick and I wasn't enjoying hauling the trailer with the new horse in it, but we had to get home. Madison turned on Michael Buble's Christmas CD and we sang along....woefully out of tune....but enjoying ourselves anyway.
I heard our weatherman say the dreaded "S" word tonight......snow! Yes, we've had snow already, but not the ground covering kind that lasts all winter long. He said it is supposed to snow next week and then get a bit chilly towards Thanksgiving. He's betting on a white Thanksgiving. Blech! Just so you know, chilly in North Dakota means highs in the teens and lows about zero. Whooppee.
Thomas has hit a growth spurt and is almost as tall as I am. The big difference between Thomas and me is that he is my lean boy. He is one lean, buff, muscle mass. I, on the other hand, have a body that was built to with stand plagues, natural disasters, and starvation. In other words it significantly over-achieves in the 'keeping the fat' on department. I WANT MY 20 SOMETHING BODY BACK!!!!! Life is unfair. Now, where did I leave that Butterfinger?
Spring Formal Time
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