Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Oh!! I need to repent...

Okay...so I need to repent. I am horrible at keeping up this thing. Mel informed me the other day that I have to give up my total control and let her have an input. Okay...update. I am living in Wasilla and working in Kotzebue. I am still on a two week on and off shift. It has been a struggle as my employer does not know what it wants to do with our program from day to day...Our lives have consisted of the perfect storm of decisions. Where do we live? Do we buy or rent? Should we keep the foster kids? Where should I work? etc...Hopefully we will start knocking some of these things off the list.

It is beautiful in Wasilla. The snow has melted, everything is green and the birds are singing. I wish I had a little time to go play some golf. The kids are having fun in the yard digging holes and filling them with water to make "soup". Reminds me of the "potions I use to make when I was little. The yard is not landscaped. So in order to clean it up I get the kids to gather all of the scrub brush and we have little campfires where they roast marshmallows and make smores. The funny thing about girls is that they are very reserved around a campfire...where boys would be lighting sticks on fire and waving them about in erratic patterns over there heads...my girls sit quietly around the fire reading and chatting in a very controlled manner....I need to buy Mel some of those lounge chairs so she can hang out in the back and read her books.

Kotzebue is still struggling to start summer. The ice is half rotten. There is still piles of snow everywhere trying to melt. The temperature is in the high 30's and I hope it will rising soon. I love summer in Kotzebue...boating...fishing...hunting...hanging out on the beach...shooting...camping...riding the honda...


Talked to Mel on the phone yesterday. She told me that she caught Aidan bringing the paper in from out by the road. Let me paint the picture (A small 4 year old boy in his underwear and a T-shirt wearing green dinosaur boots swinging the paper side to side singing ...You work hard for your money...so hard for your money..
Mel has instituted a new game in the house, it is called utensil surprise. It consists of Mel blindfolding the kids, spinning them around and around and then the random picking of an assorted array of kitchen utensils. This is not knife fork or spoon. We are talking the thing you stir and scoop spaghetti with, Spatulas, tongs etc...then the kids have to eat their entire meal with the one utensil...The kids love it and it is fun to watch...






4 comments:

Ariane said...

Ah its like a fresh of breath air. Thanks for the update. Love to hear about the soup, brings me back to the good old days!

Cara said...

man that woman you married is creative.

Megan said...

What a fun utensil game, I want to eat dinner at your house! I love the mental picture of Aidan bringing in the paper. I think he and Gavin would have a great time together! Today Derick told him to go inside and get his swim suit on to run in the sprinkler and he came running outside completely naked, all ready! Little boys are hilarious!

littlegreen said...

Oooh, I do like the idea of that game. I always thought it would be fun too to cover the table with plastic and eat your dinner sans utensils... Ah, what fun. Hey, we'll be in AK for the primrose campout, hope you guys can come!!!