When I was Small

Five year old girl climbs tree, New Zealand.

I was reading this and thought about the things that I did when I was small.  Everything was so big and far.  I always looked at trees with a challenge in my mind, wondering if I could climb it or not.  Now it seems like they’re just staring at me, asking if I’d like to play with them sometime.  I have refused because it seems so crazy trying to do that now.  When was the last time I climbed a tree?

I have stopped looking for ants on the window sill.  I have stopped collecting petals from flowers.  I’ve stopped running around and around our house just because.  I’ve stopped throwing rocks in the air to see how high I can throw them.  Have I really forgotten to do all these things.  Or does it seem so meaningless now? It was soo much fun! Why isn’t it anymore?

Fun is described differently now.  Computers and mobile phones have become such a distraction.  I have stopped playing without a care in the world.

I wish I was small again.  I wish I would have that moment to just be and not worry about what I’m going to eat, wear or people I have to see.

Summer is around the corner, I’m going to go out and play.

His Time to Go

Did I ever tell you that I went to Mexico for 8 days a few weeks ago? And that Nick didn’t come with me? I didn’t mention that did I? Well now you know.

Nick is on his one week of break before summer quarter starts so for his turn to leave the house and be away from the spouse and enjoy guy time, he’s making the most of it by camping for 3 days. He’s done this a couple of times with his guy friends and I’m still not used to it. I have always shared a bed with someone and being alone in bed is not something I look forward to. The only great part about this is that I get so much space. I can finally sleep diagonally without anyone complaining about how I take so much space.

I hope he has fun on his trip. I guess to make myself feel better, I’ll just imagine Nick sleeping in a tent while it’s cold and yucky outside. And here I will be in my Temperpedic bed under the warm covers.

Goodnight world! Goodnight Nick my love! Haha!