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Michele’s got her groove back

4th September 2007

Michele’s got her groove back

Before we moved to California, Handsome and I started discussing what kind of cell phones we would purchase. We talked about the option of not having a landline at all, but eventually determined that the best internet deal for us was
DSL rather than cable, so we had to get a landline. But anyway, while Handsome was still back in New Zealand and I had just moved to California with the kids, he sent me a very long email with detailed information on the type of phone he thought I would want along with the reasons why he chose that particular phone, as well as the prices on the basic plans and then all the extra options. We decided to go with a Nokia N75, which I must say is the coolest phone I’ve ever owned. It’s pretty much the coolest electronic thing I’ve ever owned. I’m sure there’s a coffee-making feature in there somewhere, I just haven’t discovered it. I love my phone. I don’t know how to use most of the features, but I’ll figure it out one day when I have time. I tend to fiddle with it when we’re in the car and I’m not driving. But I digress.

One of the reason Handsome chose this phone for me is that it has a feature that allows me to listen to the radio, as well as MP3s. I love music and will normally choose to have music playing all the time. Since having children, the music is usually something like Ralph’s World or Sunday School songs being sung by a tomato or something. I particularly like listening to music while I’m working in the kitchen. Over the weekend Handsome went to the AT&T store and got the attachment thingy that I needed to make the radio work and he programmed in the two stations that I listen to most - KLOVE and a local country station, which I choose not to disclose because you never know what crazy nut reads my blog and would figure out where I live based on the station.

Tonight I plugged in my earphones and stuck the phone in the pocket of my apron (yes, I wear aprons in the kitchen. It saves my shirts from getting yucked up from greasy water when I wash dishes) and I went to town. I was dancing around, shaking my hips, tapping my toes. I even think my butt wiggled a time or two. (Don’t spend too much time thinking about that, it’s really not worth it) And I was definitely singing. Loud. Fortunately I can definitely carry a tune, but after a few minutes of singing along with John Michael Montgomery’s “Sold”, Handsome came in and said “You’re disturbing the household. Precious keeps coming in and asking why Mummy is making so much noise.” I was told to use my quiet voice.

Well. I used my quiet voice, but I was definitely belting it out on the inside!

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1st September 2007

Breakfast at our house

Most Saturday mornings I cook a big breakfast, normally pancakes or waffles with some kind of eggs, bacon or sausage. It’s often the only day of the week that we’ll have juice. But I like having a big breakfast once in a while. While we were living at my parents’ house (it was five weeks, by the way) I continued this tradition and my dad loved it. He commented frequently that he loved my breakfasts. A couple of weeks ago we were all up early (before 7) and I made breakfast and we served it outside while it was still cool. All of us were there - my mom and dad, plus the five of us and their dog, sitting by the pool, enjoying our breakfast.

These moments are incredibly precious to me and I think that they are important to my parents too. It’s been nearly ten years since I moved away and during that time I got married and had three children. They’ve only had snippets of time to enjoy with their grandchildren and now they get to watch our children grow up. Despite all the anxiety and stress that this move has caused, it’s all worth it. We know that this is what the Lord has asked us to do and being with my parents on a regular basis is just icing on the cake.

So last night I rang them up and invited them over for breakfast at our new place, if they were available. Dad said that he’d call me back in the morning. So about 7:30 he called to say that they’d love to come and they’d be over about 8. I started getting the pancake batter ready and I cut up some melon, preparing for their arrival. We told the girls that Grandma and Grandpa were coming over and they rushed to get their rooms tidied up.

And I’m so glad that we don’t have to say goodbye.

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