I did something last night that I haven't done in a really long time, I stayed out late on a school night. OK, it wasn't really a school night but I was on the road back home after midnight. I watched The Help over at Peggy's with her daughters, sister and nieces. I own two copies of the movie and have never watched it. I read the book before it became The Book. So after dinner on the dock with Peg and fam, Roy and I came back home to pick up the movie and I headed back to Peg's. I just might have to watch it again and maybe even reread the book. There is so much to take in. I headed home afterwards and was so wired I couldn't go to sleep. So I stayed up till 1:00 am and really even though that is when I went to bed, falling asleep was not easy.
This morning, well thus the title staying up to 1:00 am really changed who I am today. Of course I'm having a little fun with the title because our pastor's newest book is I AM changes who i am. It is on my summer to be read list but haven't quite made it to it yet. At the rate I am going, it might be on my fall reading list. 1:00 am changes me in that I slept in, well in between the meows of Buddy, who wanted me up. To show her displeasure with my sleeping in, the stuffed sheep were all over the house. Not just in the usual places and she pulled out all the sheep. I had quite a bit of herding before I left the house this morning.
We are going back over to Peg's this evening for a shrimp boil. We'll have another fun evening with friends, all be it, not so late. My body is not reacting too well to my late night adventures and I need to take it easy the rest of the afternoon. Buddy and I have been bird watching. Our regulars have been at the bird feeder and we've had a few new birds come and dine as well. Roy keeps asking me what I would like for my birthday and I think I am going to tell him I would like a bird bath. Yes, it has finally happened, I've gone nuts and old in suburbia. I'll add a little Jesus juke in here....and I have really learned some spiritual lessons from watching these birds.
The moon at midnight was so beautiful. I tried to take a picture but driving seemed to be getting in the way. Even though there are many more houses around us now, the night still sounds like the prairie with the serenades of frogs, bugs and the like.
We still are asked about once a week if we still like living out here in Rancho de Five and we answer with a resounding yes! There a few things, more like a few people I miss living close to but the beauty of our water feature, the nature trails, being close to Peg, and living in our home is one of the best decisions we have made in recent years. I'm still so grateful to the Lord in providing everything to make the move possible.
Well, I have fruit to wash, cookies to pack and a few other things to do. Hopefully tonight will be 11:00 PM Keeps me Consistent with Who i am.