Thought for the day: Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. [Ambrose Bierce]
Uh-oh. It's happening again. I recognize the symptoms.
Trembling. Sweaty hands. Twitching eyeballs. An uneasy fire in the belly...
Yep, no doubt about it. I'm in dire need of a fix, people, and I refuse to deny myself any longer.
It is time to see the grandchildren!!!
The laughter of a child is the light of a house. [African proverb]
It's time to crawl on the floor, giggle, and play. Time to wipe runny noses, sing silly songs, and hear all about the mean math teacher and the cute boy in English class. Time to ooh and aah over artwork, cheerleader moves, and new playground skills. Time to be rejuvenated ... to feel young again.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, you start to age quickly. [Gene Perret]
In other words, I'm not gonna be hanging around the blogosphere for a while. I'll be too busy hanging around with some of the grandchildren.
Meet our grandson Aaron. We'll actually be visiting with his cousins this time, but I couldn't resist sharing this picture with you. He plays really hard, and then just like that... PLOP! He drops in place and goes to sleep.
Don't you wish you could do that?
Come to think of it, by the time we finish playing hard with all his cousins, we might very well be doing pretty much the same thing at the end of every day ...
Do you know why children are so full of energy? Because they suck it all out of their grandparents. [Gene Perret]
I'll catch y'all when we get back to normal. (Hmmm, maybe I could've worded that better...)
Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. [Doug Larsen]
(sigh) Life is good.