A New Day!
Woke feeling youthful and achy tired and old at the same time. I was remembering what it was like to be around 18 years old and pondering how I might guide, advise and mentor my children when they are in their late teens. Then I lay in bed and tormented myself with the things that I have to do and tried to prioritize them.
Yuck. I just felt something crawling up my leg. I figured it was an ant. Reminded me of that time when I was about 12 and stepped in a pile of fire ants down at the levee at Lake Pontchartrain. I lost all my inhibitions right there and stripped my pants down in front of my friend and everyone that passed by. Better to be naked in public than to go to the hospital! This time it was an ant..it was a firefly! How did a lightning bug end up in my pants leg at 9am!
Today I am rested and content. Amy is up and more jolly than ol’ Saint Nick! I looked at some photos Cathy sent me from the pool yesterday and they made me feel a little “extra” fatherly. They reminded me of the pictures I’ve seen of my father in his younger days.