Good Sunday morning to you!
I'm tiptoeing around the house here as the boys are still sleeping.
I love saying that.
Glenco and Aaron.
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Aaron is on the couch - because it's a family tradition around here if you are feeling poorly - that's where you are. The couch. I guess it started with me as a child and fond memories of my mom doctoring me with 7-up and crackers with my bucket next to the couch. Got a fever? Get on the couch. Feel nauseated?
Get up on the couch.
So there he lies. I'm looking at him right now, all cuddled up. The BoyChild is flat out exhausted.
How is it humanly possible to have so much love for someone? You know that child held my hand all the way home from Chicago yesterday?
Yep...that's the kind of wonderful he is.
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You never realize how noisy everything you do is, until you are trying to be quiet.
The floors squeak.
The tearing open of the tea bag.
Pouring your tea.
Stirring your tea.
Whilst I was trying to be in stealth mode doing all my morning rituals, I realized how sacred all of the sounds are to me. The sounds of home. Think about it - the sound of food sauteing, the sound of doing the dishes, the washer, the sounds of zippers clacking in the dryer.
To me, these are the sounds of comfort and safety.
The sounds of love.
Yesterday, we spent the day with friends at the Chicago Boat, RV and Outdoor Show.
I have to get Glenco out of the house.
He's got the SAD.
Seasonal Affect Disorder.
He gets it every year, and I do declare that this year seems to be the gloomiest December and January I can remember - so he's in rough shape. Left to his own devices, he'd spend the weekend on the couch with the remote complaining about how he has no motivation or desire to do anything. Luckily, he's married to a lunatic and I keep him going with malarkey and shenanigans.
Unless you are ready to barf or have a fever - you shan't lollygag on the couch!
The show was interesting, and I witnessed first hand how the other half apparently live.
The prices of the boats were ridickerous.
The RV's were fun - but I'd take my vintage camper, The Squirrel, over them any day.
I have to say, standing in one of the big fancy RV's that had a full sized stainless fridge, fireplace, washer and dryer and a price tag of $205,000 - I did decide right then and there that I could in fact live on the road and be a camp host for the rest of my life. I'd tour the country from east to west, north and south.
I came down with a fever. A bad case of the wander lust - right then and there.
I may need the couch.
After the show - we drove over to Aaron's dorm and picked him and his laundry up, headed back to Hoosierland where I promptly began roasting chicken and veggies. I can't go a day without a roasted sweet potato. That's just crazy talk. Aaron declared his dinner 'perfection'.
We watched Kathryn Heigl in 'One for the Money' and bedded down for the night.
Today, I'll make Aaron's favorite dinner - Barbecued Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans with Bacon, and a nice green salad.
Today, he'll make me a brunette.
Other than that - I'm going to enjoy this day of rest - and soak up all the goodness of my life, and give thanks for it.
If that weren't enough for one day - Downton Abbey comes on at 8pm CST.
I'm still on the fence about Bates -
Enjoy your day, because this day is your life.
I feel for Glenco, I too get SAD but mild to moderate, depending on the lack of sunshine. Does he have a spectrum light? I found they do work, and use mine when I'm going to be sitting in one place for 20 min. or longer. The boat/RV show looks like fun. I got hooked on campers last year and want one. I usually tent camp, but even the small campers, like your Squirrel, are such fun to have. Some folks at the campground I was at last summer had one of those 250,000 RV's. Yes, I could give up everything landlocked when I retire and just travel from campsite to campsite the rest of my life. What fun that would be.
I''m with you about Bates, I want to believe he's wrongly accused but at this point it's hard to say. I'll still wear my "Free Bates" T shirt with pride though.
Enjoy your day.
Hi Donna! Glen's doing a wee bit better...I do have a spectrum light, and D3 - he fights it - I just feel bad for him because it frustrates him so not to be motivated. We are both pretty much 'worker bees', you know?Delete
Jayme, We were always on the sofa with the bucket too. So were my 4 daughters. That's so you can keep an eye on the sick, and still get your housework done. Poor fellow with SAD...too many old gray days and I can get the blues. That is one reason I love flying on trips...you can always see the sun if the plane is high enough. xoxo,SusieReplyDelete
Oh don't you love that about flying? : -) I do too. The sun has been shining the last two days here in Indiana, and I'm quite thankful!Delete
Yes! We were always on the couch when sick too. But in Michigan, we got to have Vernor's Ginger-Ale instead of 7-Up. ;) I love your description of the sounds of home. I feel exactly the same. I love to be home with my people and pets. It's the BEST place to be. I want to express to you how much your writing and your relationship with Aaron touch me. I love that ManChild and have never even met him. I love that he is following his dreams and you have helped him to do so. I wish I lived closer so he could color my hair. Take Care. Patti H. Livonia, MichiganReplyDelete
Hi Patti! He would love to color your hair! Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm telling you, I am thankful to God everyday for the love that Aaron and I share - I tell you the truth, it's some kind of special. I don't have any children, but I feel in my heart that I know what a mother's love is. He is such a gift to me.Delete
I think Bates is going to turn out nice...until his contract expires in real life...and they see how much money he wants to continue...because lets face it...everyone loves him....and then he just might turn into the meanie they are accusing him of being now!!!ReplyDelete
Glad Aaron is home. Glad you got Glenco off the couch. My Shug has it too, but he has no choice but to go into work, and when he's home he's building a house. He just needs to be outside, and in the winter, that's hard to do in these here parts.
Ha ha! Ya, maybe they'll kill him off then. There's something oddly attractive about him, isn't there? I saw Thomas on a TV talk show - out of character - he is drop dead gorgeous! DROP DEAD! Aaron ended up being fine - after a good 13 hour sleep, he was right as rain.Delete
Hope Aaron feels better soon. Another Michigander here giving a shout out for Vernors and couches :). I can't picture you as a brunette so you'll have to post a picture.ReplyDelete
Vernor and couches...I love it! Aaron slept hard for 13 hours and is fine. : -) He just need the Marmie touch! My next post is the big hair reveal! Well...my hair isn't big - but the reveal is.Delete
Jaymes! Get Glenci hypnotized! My grandmas had SAD and went to be hypnotized- not nary a symptom since. Law. She is as happy as a lark all winter long.ReplyDelete
Can you bring Aaron down for my hair? Great!
Nary a symptom!? Really. I couldn't get Glen hypnotized for anything. He'd never go for it! Aaron and I are planning a countrywide whirlwind tour - book signing and makeovers! I'll keep you posted of the schedule. : -)Delete
Still think your calling is . . . to be a writer!ReplyDelete
I hope Glenco receives a bit of sunshine very soon to help his SAD and that "love child" wakes up feeling like a million bucks! And you don't get sick with either . . .
Lynne, you are so sweet - I love writing - but don't know that I could ever do a book - my goodness - you'd have to be all organized with your thoughts, wouldn't you? That won't happen! Ha! Aaron is well, and so am I. : -)Delete
I think you should bring dear hubby out for a visit...cold, but so sunny...and with the sun on the snowy mountains (Mt. Baker, Canadian Rockies) you can't be SAD, you must be HAPPY!! Bring the squirrel! You can sleep in the guest room, but the squirrel would be happier here too...lol!!!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see your new hair-do!
What a joy, your joy for Aaron. Nothing better than being loved, and then loved some more :)
Enjoy your Sunday!
Holly - you don't have to ask twice! I will be there next Sunday.Delete
Wonderful post- expressed the feelings of so many! I've got one home for a month recuperating from foot surgery and she would give most ANYTHING to be on the couch! For now it is bed with the foot above the heart for TWO WHOLE WEEKS- she's five days in and stir crazy! Ideas for entertainment are welcome :)ReplyDelete
So glad Aaron is home for some lovin' and spolin'- and cannot wait to see you as a brunette!!
Entertainment ideas - Season 1 and 2 of Downton Abbey. : -)Delete
Jayme, I think that if one was seasonly affected, or sick and flat out on the couch, there would be no better place to be than in your home, on your couch, eating roasted sweet potatoes. YOU are good for whatever ails.ReplyDelete
Your comment made my soul smile. Thank you for thinking that. Aaron went back to the dorm well rested and well fed. It was fantastic having him here. He is missed today.Delete
I'm so glad you're baaaaack!!!!!ReplyDelete
:-) Thanks Deb! It feels good to be blogging more - I really missed it.Delete
Please, please, please let Bates be a good person- I sooo want him to be! It looks like you had a wonderful day/time with the boys in your life. We were "couch" babies, too...but my mother always made me french toast when I wasn't feeling well...and we got Coke- something we never got otherwise- thinking back she must have kept it hidden in the cellar. xo DianaReplyDelete
I know! That's how I feel! When I think back of being sick - I remember 7 up - grilled cheese - Campbells Chicken and Stars soup and little sundae cups that you eat with the wooden spoons. : -)Delete
I'm with Glenco. Its been mild, but an oh so gloomy winter here in the Midwest. Glenco and Aaron are so blessed to have zany Jayme in their lives. So cute that Aaron held your hand. You are their glue/nucleus. Dinner sounds scrumptious. Counting the hours til another wonderful dose of Downton. So addicted. BRUNETTE JAYME?? I love you as a blonde, but can't wait for your next post/reveal!!ReplyDelete
Well...by the time you read this, you should have seen me as a brunette...what ya think?Delete
feel better Aaron. free Bates, he's a good dude at heart. i know it. i will be jumping between the Globes & Downton Abbey. fun, fun, fun!! i love your home away from home. such a cute little thing. ( :ReplyDelete
Hey Beth! Poor Edith! Geez Louise!Delete
i love you. is that weird? sorry for the creepo sounding intro.ReplyDelete
those books One For the Money are based off? fall on your heiny laughing. try them. hilarious.
i think you need to do a food diary post. listing everything you eat for an entire day to give us all a dose of wisdom and some guilt. m'kay?
Mandy - you are kind of freaking me out. HA! No, of course you love me! I am quite lovable, and it's keen of you to realize that. : -) So, yesterday I ate my turkey sausage and an orange for breakfast - I had a few ounces of ground sirloin and green beans for lunch, dinner was more roasted veggies - sweet potato, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, and onions, with roasted chicken. I had four large cups of tea with raw sugar in them - and I had some cashews and figs for snacks. How's that? Feel guilty or wiser? : -)Delete
Love thee with your roasted birds and clacking zippers. I share your philosophy of sickness + couch. It's even good for the blues. You know what else is good for the blues? Miss Bookman.ReplyDelete
And I love thee, and miss thee - and must see thee before the daffodils bud. Deal?Delete
I love that you answer comments because its like reading a whole new post!ReplyDelete
It feels like I'm writing a whole new post! Ha! I really like it though - it feels more interactive - the only thing that stinks is you guys have to keep coming back and checking if I wrote - and I apologize for that. The only alternative is that you all come over and visit me. Would love that!Delete
Jayme... you were talking about a wonderful library.... with a coffee shop!!!! Can you post the address please.ReplyDelete
Tammy Cedar Lake
Tammy - it's the new Crown Point library on Main Street - it's not a full on coffee shop - it's a coffee/cocoa machine - lol...they NEED a Starbucks in the library. Scones, lattes - gracious..that'd be perfect. I know you could go to Barnes and Nobles, but you've got to pay for those books. : -)Delete
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Oh my goodness.....I'm thinking and hoping that same "Camping and RV Show will be in our Grand Rapids area this weekend!!ReplyDelete
Actually, wanted to write you and let you know I was thinking of you yesterday as I was cooking up that wonderful "Best Dang Beef Stew Eva"!!
I played hooky and stayed home from chuch and made up a batch of this awesome tasting stuff!! Have you to be so thank-ful to for sharing it with all of us!!!
Yum Yum...even took some to work with me today and smelled up the whole 2nd grade school hall with it warming in the microwave!!!
Oh! The Downton Abbey Show......viewed it for the very first time yesterday also.... between beef stew cooking stints at the stove...you see I taped last week's show out of curiosities sake! I'm hooked!!
Wasn't that the most ridiculously good beef stew you ever done ate?! Did you use the celery root? It's hard to come by in these parts. AND you like Downton Abbey. Kindred spirit. : -)Delete
BRUNETTE!!! Reveal? :-)ReplyDelete
: -) you got the sneak peek! It'll be 'live' here in just a sec.Delete
I know I know!! I almost couldn't bear it for her....perhaps it IS for the best - I do hope she will find someone that will fall madly in love with her...she is just the sweetest thing.Delete
Hummm Jayme.... Why are you not seeing it?????? No time to write a book? Dearest.... You have written an amazing book already. If you took your blog...reformatted it used the good comments from people and your answers. You have already completed the first book in your series. Its a better and funnier...chicken soup for the soul. I'm not joking everyone I tell to read it that does is in love with it. Says it makes them feel happy and gives them a good laugh. Like me they check everyday for a new post. You need to print it out..pic and all and look for a publisher. This world is in need of you NOW!!!!ReplyDelete
Jayme, I get the SAD, too. Topped with a terrible cold, I have not wanted to get out of the house except for going to work. After two weekends in a row at home, lounging, dug took me to McCormick's Creek State Park for a little staycation. It was nice.ReplyDelete
And I still have tomorrow to lounge.
xo, Cheryl (LOVE your little camper!)