It's funny that Todd travels three hours away to sit in a tree in the cold woods every day, from sun up to sun down, hoping to see a deer or two when our own neighborhood is filled with deer. Almost every night there are half a dozen to a dozen deer eating my pumpkins right off our front porch. There was even a 10 point buck at the end of the street yesterday, flipping Todd off, as he left for his hunting journey. Kind of ironic.
Regardless, Todd is up north with his buddies prepping all the deer stands (or more likely playing cards, eating cookies, and drinking some Jack), gathering all the warm blaze orange clothing, and getting ready for opening day tomorrow. And I am here at home holding down the fort, so to speak.
This past week I was really struggling with my attitude and general grumpiness so I was worried about the thought of Todd being gone. Luckily, my attitude changed just in time. I'm actually excited for my time with the kids this week(end).
I've been running around like crazy today planning surprises for the kids and special treats and trips for this weekend. New fuzzy, warm jammies were purchased. Flannel sheets were put on. Movies were rented. Basketball game tickets were reserved for tomorrow. Cookies were made. Favorite meals were planned. Heck, I might even take them to the dollar store and let them have at it if they are especially well behaved. And, we have a fun birthday party to go to, too.
AND! I just found out that this beautiful wooded park that the kids and I go to in summer has put up winter lights all throughout the park and set it to music. It is going to be so fun to drive through it with the kids. They are gonna love it.
If all goes well I am going to take the kids to their favorite restaurant tonight and then afterwards I'll surprise them with a drive though the winter wonderland light show. So good.
So, don't feel too badly for me. While Todd is sitting 25 feet up in a tree in 30 degree weather the kids and I will be snuggly warm in our new jammies watching movies and eating popcorn and cookies.
It's gonna be a great week.
Thank heavens I was able to flip my attitude just in time.