Thanks to everyone for your thoughtful comments to yesterday’s posting. I have the best blogging friends. I really appreciate you guys!
Heather, thanks for empathizing so well with me. I’d also say that I’m happy. Some days I feel low, but for the most part, I feel quite cheerful. I guess I just don’t laugh out loud a lot. I don’t know. I have great laughs with my friends. The other day I was talking to my friend, G, and I had the best laugh. She’s hilarious – she always gets me going. When it comes to daily life, though, sometimes I just go through the motions. It almost feels like I’m a director. I set up the scene for my kids, and then say, “go have fun”. Then I stand back and watch.
PortraitofPeter – I appreciate your comment because it reminds me that sometimes a remark is just a remark. In the moment, I probably did look quite serious to my daughter. Her darn shoes are sometimes hard to get on!! And thank-you for your compliments on my photos. I don’t know the song, “Always look on the bright side of life”, but I’ll look out for it.
Jane – As usual, you give great advice. I do try to do stuff for me. Before the resent teacher’s strike, I regularly met with friends for lunch on the Tuesday/Thursday the kids are in school. I would like to join a class, though. Something to educate myself in a way that’s not related to homeschooling. Digital photography, writing, cooking, or even painting are a few that I’ve been thinking about lately. Actually, I’d love to join a theatre group, but I’m a little…nervous. No – terrified is a better word! And thank-you for the invite. I’d love to join you guys sometime.
Thanks so much for the babysitting offer, Sirdar. I have thought about your daughter,etc. as a potential babysitter. 😉 I’m fortunate in that my mom is usually available for us.
My4Kids – Some of my best lessons in life and mommy-hood have come from children. 🙂
Now, I’ll repeat Joy’s sentiment: Here’s to more laughter in people’s lives!!