We woke up early and I made a quick breakfast for us all. We walked to the fishing spot with all our gear. It was a lovely walk. The air was crisp but warm and the spots of sun sparkled through the tree tops like little crystals. A very refreshing morning. After sorting fishing rods and worming everyones’ hooks we all cast out. T. was the first to catch something. A big sunfish. There were many that day and a few other types of fish. I don’t think the boys father was able to fish much, but when T. had stopped for a while I got in a few nice casts of my own. I hadn’t been fishing in what seems forever. I still enjoy the calm and the suspension that comes with the whole idea of it. The sun was coming out and we had a playdate planned for that afternoon, so we packed up our gear and headed back to the house.
Once me and boys had stopped back at the house for lunch we were able to encourage Brian to join us at the playground with our dear friends Christina and Tristan, her son. I have known Christina since our highschool years and we were very tight. So much so, that I sadly fell for her boyfriend, my soon to be husband and father to my children. It was very weird having that come between us when we were just coming out of our teens and into our adulthood. Thankfully, she is forgiving and loving and we connected again a year before this visit. I was soooo looking forward to seeing her again. My boys and her son carry a very common bond, beside being ruthless fearless boys, they are all on the Autistic Spectrum. They get along fabulously. I wish we had never had such a long seperation between us. It was wonderful to hang out with her again and relax right back into old patterns. I was feeling very “HOME” now. Brian joined us and it was like old time in High School. Except we were secretly razzing on the kids instead of other high schoolers. LOL
When the clouds rolled in, we skuttled off for a dinner at home and some down time. There it is again!! RELAXING and DOWNTIME!!! What the hell are these thing?!! How do I find that again?! It was bliss and stressful all at the same time. What do I do to relax? I dunno.
Wednesday was an all around good day. We were busy. T. and me picked up our friends ST and Piran for some Bubble fun at the Discovery Center. We arrived and were given a presentation on bubbles and states of matter and definitions of the word solution. Then we were allowed several hours of playing with all the exhibits. The boys favorite was the built in play “Giant” grocery store. There were many kids and they all handled themselves pretty well. It was fun to catch up and meet some homeschooling friends as I have been secluding my family for quite some time from group activities this year, since sickness seems to be an ongoing theme with everyone.
Afterward, we picked up B. and we all went to playgroup. Playgroup was held at the Berean Bible Church in Greene, NY. The gym was good to run around in and the kids hopefully didn’t make too much of a mess of the toys in a closet they found open. I got to walk the circumference of the gym to help work off the soreness from the NYC trip. It was really nice. I miss seeing those folks regularily but winter is just no my time of year to venture out often. I hate sickness and I hate the cold.
On the 16th of Jan. we had some friends over for a playdate! T. and O. came over and played for several hours. L. had to do an errand and I got to play with the kids. O. is a genius with legos!!! His creation whilst here was amazing. He created a draw bridge. It worked!! B. and T. played T. making battle scenes from the bounty of unpainted D&D miniatures the boys received this Solstice and a rousing game of Munchkin. The Munchkin game took lots of set up, due to the fact they were using two separate types and combining them using special set to organize the two. It was a complicated task, but they managed to pull it off.
I was fortunate enough to have been able to spend some time with L. I don’t get to do that much, and I really like her, so it was especially nice for me. Good day all around.
T. and Ben played at a local park with a stream. I probably don’t have to say much else.
They had tons of fun and were very wet shortly after arrival. LOL
We are loving the burst of hot weather. We know it is short lived so we will take advantage of it while it is still around!