Hurricane Lily duo.
This is going to be fast because I just got home from MerMer'ing wherein two boys were picked up at school and taken to gymnastics and I just got home...to a very clean house.
I hired one of Lily's best friends to come clean for me and although it was quite odd in many ways to have someone doing what of course I feel like I should be doing, I think it is just time for me to get help with this. It's not so much that I can't do it myself. I could. And I have been. For almost sixty years.
But. I have never liked housecleaning. In fact, that is putting it most mildly. And now I am at the age and stage where I really do not have to do it all myself and so I have hired C. to help me. She can use the money, I can use the break. And she is sort of like family. She calls me "Mom" and Mr. Moon "Dad" which tickles me.
So that is good. I just have to get over myself and my Grandfather's Puritan work ethic although I will point out that my grandmother had a cleaner her entire life, even in Roseland in their little cottage.
Which honestly doesn't mean shit but there you go.
The pine cone lilies by the old kitchen.
It was good to see August and Levon. They both hugged me when I picked them up and of course wanted to know what treat I had brought them. Did I remember they wanted Kinder Eggs? I did! But that was for after gymnastics. I had gotten them some fruit and Publix fried chicken for a before-gymnastics snack. This plan was approved.
I really enjoyed being back in that giant gym with the little guys. Coach Tai (Tye? Thai?) is their coach again this year and I just love her. She is so tiny. By the end of the year, August may be taller than she is but she is amazing with the little guys.
I need to ponder this.