A couple weeks ago, we were trapped in our house for about ten (ish) days of rain. And before and after and during that time, we were trapped in our house due to stink bugs. Seriously. They would come out in droves and collect between the door and the storm door. So if I were to open a door, one hundred stink bugs would then be between me and the storm door. And I’d essentially be welcoming them into my house while trying to herd two children through the opening of the storm door. They made me furious and I desperately worked at not letting them suck my joy away.
Anyways. Whoo. Get irritated just thinking about the darn things.
The rain has diminished, as have the stink bugs, and we are grateful. And so for many a morning, after everyone’s dressed, we head out the door and go for our walk.
First we head up the road to the post office, which is open from 10-12. We say hi to Rhoda who is a great grandmother. She is always delighted to see us and coos to ‘Jake’, and visits with Ev. Upon leaving this morning, Ev said ‘bye, bye’ and blew Rhoda a couple kisses. Rhoda beamed and told me, ‘she’s really getting more friendly!’.
And then we head down the road where we look for Kitty and occasionally say hi to Delphi, the neighbor dog.
And then down the road some more to the little play structure behind the church, where Ev spent one adventuresome day going down the slide. She flew off the end every time and landed on her rear and for some reason, I can’t coax her back on it. She prefers to watch Jack go down.
Thankful for these glorious days.