I've been emailing back and forth with Steve & Jeannie about their water fights with the Waterpik. Steve said now the statute of limitations is up, he admits they did it all the time, and a favorite trick was to shoot cold water on one of their unsuspecting sibs while they were in the shower. I have the feeling I've just hit the tip of the iceberg, or should I say, the "tip of the Waterpik".
I just tried to take a nap but as soon as I would start to relax I would think of the water fights and laugh uncontrollably. Forget taking a nap. I still can't stop giggling, and especially when I think of an occasion that involved other people. An incident just struck me and I had an "Aha Moment"!
I was at a PTA meeting waiting for it to start. Two of the nuns from the school were sitting across from me, Sr. Mary Louise and another one. I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to their conversation but they had obviously just acquired a Waterpik at the convent, and they were laughing about something to do with it. I now know, almost for sure, that those nuns were enjoying water fights just like my kids were. How did I miss out on the fun? Being the only girl for so long and the oldest of 5 brothers, I took my role seriously as their protector and as giving them good example. If waterpiks would have been around in those days my brothers would have enjoyed them immensely, surely at my expense some of the time, by I don't think I would have reciprocated. What a ninny I was!
The heating and A/C guy with the penguin in sunglasses & tropical shirt was back across the street today. I don't know if I can make it another winter with my old heater, so I should keep this guy in mind.
I walked about a mile around the Mather Field sports complexes this morning, and it was so nice to feel the breeze. I arrived just before all the teams got there - soccer and baseball, but saw people in a skating rink as well as at the Skateboard park. I'm always amazed at the control the skateboarders have, as well as their ability to take a tumble seemingly with ease.
It's funny how sometimes I'm sitting at home and think "maybe I'll see what's on TV", and then realize I no longer have service. I can't say I miss it at all - there isn't one single program that I think about and wish I could watch. Old habits die hard so I guess I need a little more time to totally get rid of any thoughts of television. When I was camp hosting at Lassen Volcanic National Park I had no electricity - just a generator when I needed it - and lived for over 3 months without the boob tube. (Actually, I never had the TV connected during all the time I lived in the RV.) I sat outdoors a lot and just took in the beautiful sights and sounds and smells of the forest. I miss being outdoors so much at my current dwelling, but there isn't any way that I can see to enjoy being outside except for maybe sitting in a lounger on the driveway! I've done it occasionally and let me tell you it is depressing!
In honor of our upcoming holiday, I thought I would post this picture:
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