1. I quit my job this morning.
Actually, I gave thirty days notice but that doesn’t sound as dramatic as “I quit” and I’m technically still going to be on contract through the end of the year but someone else will take over the day-to-day operations at the end of July and I’ll be more of an advisor/consultant/phone-a-friend and I couldn’t be happier.
2. I almost upset the order of the universe this week by downloading all T’s pictures off his phone. I didn’t realize that they were that special to him and I was just making room for more (he had over 3,000 – took up a full gigabyte of storage) but when he got home and discovered what I’d done, he let me know in no uncertain terms how unhappy he was with me.
Apparently he was using them to make a movie about going to the hospital (I’ve seen previews – it’s hilarious) and my actions put a crimp in his plans to become the next Steven Spielberg. I tried to reassure him by showing him that I’d saved them in a folder but because of the way Craig partitioned the computer, I couldn’t transfer the file to a place where T could access it and so it was a tense few days while we waited for Dad to come home from California and undo what I had done.
It’s all fixed now, and Travis and I are on speaking terms again.
On the way to school this morning he told me the movie’s almost done and asked if he could put it on the blog. Yes, he’s discovered it (I left the browser open one day and he saw pictures of himself and that’s all it took to get him excited about reading about his adventures) and I’m not too sure how that impacts what I write about but so far he thinks it’s pretty cool to occasionally see his name in print and so. for now, we’re just going to keep rocking and rolling.
And an editorial note to Tommy and JJ: One day you’re going to read all of these posts and wonder why I talked about Travis more than the two of you. It’s because you are both mortified right now that some of your friends come up to you at school and church and catch you unaware by asking you about our family experiences that they read on the Internet. I am trying to respect your feelings on the matter and I’ve dialed back on a few things I talk about but am hoping that soon you’ll be okay with it again so when I’m old and have lost my marbles, I can come back to this place that chronicles our lives and remember our beautiful time together.
Your mama loves you so very much.
3. I’m spending the weekend planning and celebrating the boys’ birthday. I’m having a mini-celebration this afternoon with their closest friend and then we’re having our family party on Sunday since Tommy and JJ are headed to church camp on Monday which is the actual birthday.
We’re in that awkward stage of moving out of themed parties where you invite all the friends from school and have Elmo cupcakes but I’m not sure I know what/how/where to go from here. We’re taking them to the movies and letting them pick the place for dinner (hello, McDonalds) and then will have cake and ice cream and presents when we get home.
I hope they feel honored and celebrated as we spend time together. Sometimes it’s easy get to get caught up in agonizing over making everything perfect and I have to stop and remember that simple can be meaningful.
4. Speaking of meaningful, I am currently tasked with selecting a worship leader for an upcoming women’s conference.
I must admit to listening to more Metallica than Michael W. Smith, so this ought to be interesting.
5. Have a nice day.