When you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands…

20 Jan

I think I laughed harder this weekend than I have since high school. I had actually been wondering if that would ever happen again, or if my extra funny had just left me for good. I’m glad to see it hadn’t.

We were playing Cards Against Humanity. Apples to Apples’ funnier, better friend. I don’t think I’ll ever go back!

This has been a really great week. Last weekend Dave took Walter to his cousin’s baptism in Chattanooga and I stayed at home so that I could moderate my first deacon meeting. I also orchestrated a night out with a couple friends since I had no parental responsibilities. Of course I super cleaned the house all day before so I wouldn’t feel too guilty about it.

My view as Moderator before the meeting began. I felt so official.

Jen$ and I found this great bar, The Elder Tree, across the street from Argosy in East Atlanta. We wanted to go to Argosy to chat and meet another friend, but the wait was an hour and a half for a table. There was no way we were going to wait for that. Turns out the Elder Tree has pretty good food (and crazy big wings), no smoking, two dart boards, and $3.50 well drinks. I am absolutely going back with Dave asap so we can play some darts. We haven’t played darts since our wedding, and that was almost three years ago. I can’t believe how time flies by.

The deacon meeting went great and I went home to take a nap before the boys got back. It’s amazing how much I miss Walter after just one day of being away, even if I’m happy to “take a break.”

Silly boy that I love so much!

On Monday Dave and I scouted out the preschool in our neighborhood, and we agreed on the way back to our cars that we want to send Walt there next year. I wish he could start now! He is so interested in other kids and is so good about separating from me now. He cries for one minute, I think just to show me how much he loves me, then has fun with whoever is taking care of him. So far it’s been the best with grandparents, and he is a little worse with church nursery volunteers. So it might take some adjustment, but I’m so excited for this.

The rest of the week we spent enjoying any sunny weather we could find, going to story time at the library, finding new parks with new friends, and making dinners for friends and family. My journey may be busy busy busy right now, but it’s a good one. Lots to look forward to, lots of work and volunteering, and good friends to share life with. I am one lucky woman.

I can’t wait til he’s old enough to ride this crazy slide!

A boy and his nature.


2 Responses to “When you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands…”

  1. boblarkin January 20, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    That kind of laughter is sooooo good, refreshing and cathartic. Glad it’s still there in you. I continue to really admire your blogging and the nice window it gives us to you and your neat family.

    • mamajohnston January 20, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

      I really was worried that I would never laugh like that again. I was laughing so hard I couldn’t speak and tears were falling down my cheeks at a rapid rate! I love that you read my blog. Part of why I write now is that I know you like reading my posts!

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