I think Dave might’ve felt a little sorry for me because he overheard me telling Jodi that the house seems way too quiet for me these days.
As an aside…
I know some of you moms feel like you will never have your space or alone time back and that life is so hectic you just crave a few minutes to yourself, but believe me when I tell you that time goes so quickly and soon enough your home is quiet again. My children are now in the early stages of adulthood and they both are exploring all that is being opened up to them. While there is SO much joy in sitting on the sidelines watching it, there are moments of wishing I had them back in my nest as the precious little boys that I was blessed to raise.
I think in light of my whining, David asked me yesterday morning if I wanted to go for a drive. Our Saturdays typically consist of him working the cattle or cleaning up at our property about 20 minutes away, while I stay home and catch up on housework or laundry OR totally skip that fun and go to a movie or something. I prefer the latter.
David wanted to take me to the James A. Gaston Visitor Center which serves as the primary contact point for visitors to the Bull Shoals-White River State Park. It overlooks the dam and is in a beautiful location.We watched a movie that gives the history of the area and the building of the dam. It is so interesting to see the changes that this area has gone through over the years. And we saw some familiar faces… (I took these shots of the movie as it played)
After visiting the center, we decided to hit a few flea markets and thrift stores. We didn’t find much, but I was grieved to see three “Body For Life” books for $5 each. I couldn’t pass up the third one… so I now have an extra copy of one of my all-time favorites. I also saw countless “Dr. Phil” Weight Loss program books – no grieving there.
We also previewed an estate auction that was to take place last night, but didn’t see anything of interest, so we headed to Subway for a bite before going home.
I finished off a good day watching a couple of chick flicks… “The Holiday” and “Failure to Launch”.
On another note… I was SO excited to see Big Brother 11 premiere this week. Three nights a week!!
Anyone else a Big Brother follower??