Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dirt Diggin'

This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Psalm 118:24

Of course every day is a day the Lord has made, isn't it? I try my best to thank Him for each new day, and to find the good he has placed there. But some days, it seems the joy is easier to find, a ripe fruit begging to be plucked from its branch and enjoyed. Today for us was one of those days.

If I didn't know better, I could swear spring showed up today. We enjoyed a high of 82 degrees, the kind of balmy weather that inspires one to open the windows and do a little spring cleaning. I know, I know. It just doesn't seem right. But when the weather turns sunny and warm on a Saturday, surely you agree that there are certain things one must do.

So that is exactly what we did. And this day was so very well-timed, given the combination of post-holiday resolutions and impending baby arrival. We opened every window in the house and rearranged the garage to make room for the family's Team Captain to have a workout area. If we keep going on Sunday, we may even end up with room to park a car in there as well!

While we were doing that, the kids had a glorious afternoon playing outside. They played for two hours in a pile of dirt, with three matchbox cars and a plastic elephant. Just as we were about to go in, our neighbors stopped by and loaned our kids their leashed dog to run around the neighborhood for an hour while the adults chatted comfortably. Yes, they will sleep well tonight.

Let's hear it for childhood and vacant lots (with dirt piles) next to your house!

1 comment:

  1. 82 degrees sounds sooooooo nice! I miss the warm weather!

    Enjoy these last few weeks before your baby is born! You are almost there! So awesome :)

    Kate :)


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