Just some bits of randomness I’d like to capture.
Right now, my husband is off work. He’s been off for three weeks because he’s been ill. We thought it was pneumonia but it’s not. I won’t go into detail about what’s wrong, mostly because we don’t yet know what’s wrong. We’re still waiting on a diagnosis but it has to do with his lung among other things and it’s been fairly serious so far and may become more serious as we figure out what’s happening. It’s been both wonderful and awful having him home. I don’t even know what I’m trying to say – I just wanted to put it down here for the sake of recording life.
My 5 year old decided she wanted to make her own comic book. And so she did. She wrote the copy and illustrated each page. The story is about her and Sonic the Hedgehog (she’s been a fan for years) and what she does with Sonic over the course of the day. She feeds him meals and tucks him in bed at the end of the story. This kid never fails at making me stop and wonder who she will become. I have to do it right with her. I have to make sure she doesn’t fall prey to all the things kids can fall prey to because I just feel like she is going to do something big when she’s an adult. At five years old she has the ability to decide she wants to do something, sit down and work on it, plan out the storyline and see it through. Beginning. Middle. End. Nobody told her this is something she should do. Nobody told her how to do this. She just did it. I have no idea what she’ll do next, this child is one surprise after another and I often feel like I’m just hanging on for the ride.
It’s raining right now and I’m having a cup of tea as I write this. The cat is snuggled up with her head on my shoulder. She purrs. It’s dark but for the light from my monitor. In this moment I am happy and comfortable and at ease.
I went to see The Great Gatsby the other day. I loved it. It was a lot of fun. It was romantic. It was visually beautiful and grotesque all at once and I want to see it again. You should see it. I’ll come with you and we’ll munch on popcorn and marvel at how Leonardo DiCaprio finally looks like a grown up. Tell me when you’re free and I’ll be there. My husband can watch the kids.