Last week I only had 50% of my kids in the house. One is still in Africa and one was at camp in California. So the two that were here participated in a Vacation Bible School program that lasted from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. I love summertime! It was a little slice of heaven for this sistah! I felt like a mother who sends her kids away to school…. but just for five half days. I didn’t quite know what to do with myself…. so I went shopping, out to lunch, bookstore browsing, shopping, out to lunch….etc. And then the last day I just came home and did nothing. Nada. I didn’t even blog. Seriously, I sat and looked through a few magazines… stared out the window enjoying the silence… nothing.
Nora has not really been away from me in a setting with other kids, other than Sunday School…. and that only lasts one hour! So this was a stretch for her! She told me on the second day that she had no friends. I asked if there were other girls her age and she said there were. So I explained that she needed to go up to them and say, “Do you want to be my friend?“ And she did. She got in the van that afternoon and said, “Now I have lots of friends!” If you want to have friends, show yourself friendly. It works!
One of my FREE mornings, my mother and I went to a fabric store…. and my sewing creativity that had been dormant for over eight months burst forth into life. I purchased two dress patterns for Nora and came home to check my fabric stash. I had ample pieces for little dresses, but needed some zippers, some rick-rack, some sequin trim and a few extra pieces of material. I finished two of the dresses and I’m onto number three. They all have lime green, turquoise and dark brown in them, so I’m also working on a corresponding purse that works with all three! Matching is SO important!
Did I mention that I love summertime?