Wednesday, January 4, 2012

a 3 hour adventure.

so yesterday, roman's molars were raging war against us. yep, him AND me.
teething children are just a sad issue altogether. pain. slobber. no appetite. no sleeping.
and....... a momma who wants to sneak off to the mall and sit in the nordstrom's shoe area [just to look!] while sipping a latte.
but yea.
so, it was 50 degrees. which is technically "warm" for the midwest this time of year.
and it was sunny. double bonus.
so i packed up our STUFF.
diaper bag? check!
coat and blanket for the stroller? check!
momma's coat? check!
snacks and water cup? check!
purse? check!
ok, then. let's GO!
oh, one more,
camera? check!
phone? no check.
keys? no check.
the phone would just HAPPEN to still be in the house,
the keys would just HAPPEN to still be on the counter, in the house,
the garage keypad code thingy would just HAPPEN to not work. at all.
the car with garage door opener would just HAPPEN to be locked [i dont always lock my car, ahem....small town habbit.]
good news is i don't panic in situations like these.
actually, i feel like i'm quite rational and calm.
and goodness. we needed that frosty to freeze his gums. [that sounds so mean]
so off we went.
to wendys.
with a quick first stop by our bank to use their phone and let mr leif know we were locked out....and then he said, i'll come home soon, but then i'll have to go back to work, and all those 25 minute drives didn't make sense to me, but he said he'd come when he could, and well, i guess just find us walking the streets?

so we spent about 45 minutes in wendys.
i decided to call mr leif and let him know to just wait until 5, we would just go to the community center and kill time. after all, i packed up ALL of our STUFF. pshhhh.
the wendy's lady wouldn't let me use their phone.
but, a nice man in the ordering line did.


so after wendy's we were off.
on our trek.
to the community center.

the sweet lady didn't make us pay for our time there, because of our "predicament".....although i was prepared to pay with debit card out! nice folks round these parts, i tell ya.
oh man,
oh man,
roman was INLOVE with watchin the guys play bball.
he was hootin and hallerin BIGTIME.
so excited everytime they ran down the court!
and holycow. i was just as excited as i imagined him playing some day {and me being the psycho mom fan in the stands.....} {i'll probably make a shirt, something like, "roman's #1 fan", you know....}
but it wasn't 2 minutes in, that he chucked his pacifier over the railing and down onto the court.

thankgoodness, the sweet bball boys stopped their game [with quite the chuckle] to toss his paci back to him ;)


we killed about an hour and 45 minutes at the community center.
roman was not happy to leave.
he threw a fit.
a huge one.


but not long after that we went to a different bank.
used a sweet teller's cellphone.
called mr leif.
he was just walking out to his truck. to come get us!
it was 4:50.
{with traffic} we now had to kill at least 30 minutes walking around the neighborhood.
the sun was setting.
it was getting cold.

but romes was cozy.
and quite entertained by the candycane from the bank.
so while i walked and pushed.
he slept.

all was well.

and with the toot of a horn, i turned my head to see mr leif's maroon bomber, i mean beautiful truck, coming down the street.


we had fun.
and it made me totally realize how simple life can be when you're just forced to just roam around. sounds weird, i know.
but, countless times i stopped so roman could watch the cars go by, and just prayed.
all of my blessings in life were being constantly revealed to me throughout the afternoon on our little adventure.
i was pouring with thankfulness. happiness. joy. and content.

contentment can be a battle for me.
but yesterday was so refreshing.
the simplistic allowed me to relish in what i've been given.

living for HIS glory ;)

1 comment:

  1. haha i love this--i feel like i'm the only person these things happen to...way to make some lovely lemonade with that little lemon life threw at you :) wish i could have seen you at christmas! it turned out to be a crazy week but i know we'll make it happen next time. xoxo