Monday, June 21, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Did I mention I have the best wife ever?

Mrs. Nod gave me the best Father's Day this year. Mostly this involved letting me do whatever I wanted all weekend -- and giving me the space to do it in. The Nodlings were around when I wanted but kept out of the way when I just wanted to get work done.

Was it relaxing? No. I worked hard in the yard repairing my ramp, shed doors, and lawn tractor. But I felt good about it when it was all done. I made a plan, executed the plan, and got it done. I showed the Nodlings how to measure and cut wood, use a drill and jigsaw.

Oh, yes, there was a really nice dinner outing that my wife surprised me with and she got a babysitter and everything. We talked, we ate, I sampled the beer at Dogfish Head Ale House, we browsed a bookstore (there's no such thing as browsing with 5 kids in tow), and watched a Poirot movie.

Simple pleasures, happy memories.

2 comments:

aka the Mom said...

Sounds like a great day.

btw, you made my brother's day with your comment on his post. But it made me laugh that you called him Butch. It's been my pet name for him since he was 3. He thinks he's too grown up for it now, but lets me get away with it. :)

kkollwitz said...

If you do brainwork for a living it's very therapeutic to accomplish physical things around the house.

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