Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Relaxation Day Will Have To Wait

But, that's okay because I am having fun, anyway!

Last night was really pleasant, with a productive committee meeting & then fun time with the wife. So, I woke up feeling relaxed & ready for my day of galloping. This morning brought a meeting with our oldest's Math teacher & the principal. He says this afternoon that nothing has changed. I wonder if that is because his attitude in class hasn't changed or because there just hasn't been enough time to see improvement yet. My grandmom offered to tutor him & I am relieved to have that option.

Bible study was interesting...I am so proud of myself for telling the truth of my life these days at church, instead of just assuming people there wouldn't want to really know me because of my orientation. Maybe we can effect some change. And I sure am getting more out of it now that I am being fully myself.

After that, I picked up the Bug & went for lunch at my grands'...beef & noodles with swirly rye bread. There is something magical about sitting at their table, the way the light falls & seeing all the birds outside. As I walked up the steps, I heard a woodpecker & saw squirrels skittering away from the corn feeder. During lunch, there were a few chickadees and scads of cardinals, both male & female. What a display!

I hurried over to the VW dealership to have the headlight replaced. What a contrast from yesterday's auto repair experience. The place is impeccably clean, with a plush waiting room complete with gourmet coffees & snacks. It is as hushed as a library & smells like leather & new cars. The people working there are polished & pleasant. Not as good for writing material, but more pleasant for waiting.

They finished remarkably quickly (& even washed & vacuumed the car free of charge...what the heck???) & I was able to get home with ample time to greet the kids. I was all ready to hit the door for the E-Check, but their father called & I have been waiting for them to finish talking with him.

Wow, this must all look really dead boring, to see days in the life of a housewife. But, you know, I am so very happy with my life that I don't care. LOL!

Daria de la Luna

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

First Post

A friend from an e-mail list sent a link to her blog & I decided to start my own. I offer no guarantees for excitement, but I do promise honesty.

I'm a 34 y.o. wife, mom, writer, food lover, cook, art dabbler, & joy fairy. I will likely just be blogging about my daily life, what I do, read, cook, etc. Perhaps the occasional recipe would be fun. I think I will make up pseudonyms for my loved ones...I love pseudonyms!

So, today, I have been largely housebound. I spent the morning catching up on unread e-mail & perusing the latest issue of Saveur. I love the names in the wine articles...they roll off the tongue delightfully! I like to read the wine descriptions, too, although I am not particularly fond of actually drinking wine.

I took my darling wife's car for an oil change & headlight replacement. As soon as I walked into the place, a wall of cigarette smoke smell hit me...despite the No Smoking sign prominently displayed. I spent an hour and a half waiting, trying to read Tony Campolo while soap operas droned on beside me & the manager told me about his knee & wife problems. I really don't need to know that this total stranger walked in on his wife of 14 years & her lover...but, perhaps fodder for a story someday. I was also not fond of his assumption that I have a husband, although I didn't bother to correct it. Shame on me.

Because of the way the Beetle is constructed, the headlight replacement will take up to 2 hours of labor. So, I was ferried home in the trusty but rusted truck of one of the young fellas working there. He doesn't like his job, had a deposition this morning for an accident he was in 2 years ago, and went to Jamaica with his fiancée, who lives on my street. Sigh.

So, I spent the afternoon cleaning house, doing laundry, & puttering around online. Without a car (or the cookbook that was in my front seat), I am winging dinner. No orange basil chicken or butternut squash, but I AM making something tasty with chicken. Maybe chicken creole...

My oldest, a 5th grader, failed yet another Math quiz. He refuses to try talking to his teacher after school...he says she won't listen to him, but I think he just doesn't want to waste free time with Math. I called the principal & scheduled a meeting for tomorrow morning. I hope we can get some things accomplished because I am tired of hearing about how unfair his Math teacher is & I know he is tired of feeling like she hates him. I am sure she doesn't...she has said he is quite bright. He just takes things very personally. All his teachers really like him...he is smart & funny & kind.

So, fascinating story, eh?

Daria de la Luna