I Want to Tell You…

There are so many things I want to say to you today.

I want to tell you about the look on Micah’s face when he plays with legos. That absorbed concentration. The way he seems to lose himself in those plastic bits of bumpy logs, like they are gateways to some nether world of (space) craft.

I want to tell you about how I almost took a baseball bat to Woo Commerce Ninja Forms… you know, I really thought that setting up the forms and stuff to sell a few t-shirts would be easy. I mean, I built my site for crying out loud! I have broken and fixed everything – from my files that my server hosts on up – I’m so bad at this, I’m actually really good now!! But no, the universe has the last laugh – and I find I am wandering around tables and css and other things that remind me of (natural, unmedicated) childbirth, only it’s going on in my head. Fun times.

I want to tell you about the battle I watched yesterday between a wasp and a spider. It looked like something straight out of Animal Planet. The spider won. The wasp now lies bundled by my printer.

I want to tell you about how Moxie wanted to escape across our moat. She tried to climb the fence that contains it and couldn’t. So she looked around, found a rope that had a light at the end of it, swung it OVER the fence with the side with light anchoring it on the other side. She then proceeded to try and climb the rope over the fence. When she saw me looking at her, she stopped, gave me a HUGE smile, tilted her head and laughed long and loud as if to say, “ha! You caught me! But aren’t I fun?!”

I want to tell you about how she walks like a boss into school, waving to everyone, it almost seems to me that she makes people wave to her. Even kids who are not remotely interested in her. She stops directly in front of them and keeps waving, making eye contact, saying, “HI!” until they wave back.

I want to tell you about how Mack loves to keep his hand in my armpit.

I want to tell you about the Apple Festival we had here on the Lost Coast – and oh my! That delicious fresh apple juice!

I want to tell you about Mikey’s new coffeepot that he ordered off of e-Bay for a tiny sum and how much he loves it, this battered tin can of a thing that actually works.

I want to tell you about how we are trying to read through relationship books now because we’ve been together for 7 years now and I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been with someone for 7 years? Relationship books as answers seem very attractive. We tried to read the 5 Languages of Love, the 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work and now we are on Getting the Love You Want. I wonder if we’ll actually finish it.

I want to tell you about our magnificent fig tree and it’s heavily laden branches.

I want to tell you that misty mornings make me feel closer to God. That the dew drops on grass and spider webs make me wish I could speak in the language of poetry.



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  • Ha – snap again. On Wednesday mornings, I walk to daycare with Atti in my ergo on my back, and he tucks his hands into my armpits! And lays his head on my back and just watches all the cars drive by. I loved this post, by the way!

  • I want to tell you that I loved your post, I love the control you have with words, how you make everything sound so beautiful.
    I want to tell you I miss you and I hope to see you soon, maybe Thanksgiving?
    I want to tell you that you are amazing and I am so proud to have you as my aunt!
    I want to tell you that I love you!

  • Shall I tell you I love those figs? And these children, oh these children… And that man of yours – throw away the books – and the light and the spiderwebs and the apple juice …?
    No, I will just ask you: how’s the potty training going ;-).

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