I did it. I walked out side into the night dragging my sleeping bag. I draped it on my new lawn chair. I sat down and SNAP--BONG. The chair folded up. My legs were in the air and my head rested on the prikly grass. I fixed the chair, and then sat carefully in the MIDDLE. I slipped my legs inside and pulled the sleeping bag up to my eyes. Noises were coming from the palm trees.
The palms stretch up beyond the top of the picture...tall and thick. The noise sounded like monkeys were jumping through the branches...but actually I'm pretty sure it was tree squirrels.
I looked up. WOW. There was the big dipper right above my head! And there were at least 10 other stars. City lights are not far away, so it's not the ideal viewing spot...but nevertheless...I felt like I was on VACATION! It brought back memories of sleeping outside on our water-skiing trips, when I was young. I slept on a chair just like this one...with a towel under my sleeping bag to keep me warm. At night I would wake up periodically and notice the stars had shifted position.
The night sky is so mysterious and beautiful. As I lay in my lawn chair, I noticed a big orange star overhead...not too far away from the handle of the Big Dipper. I looked it up later. It's Arturus. It's 20 times bigger than our sun...and its getting to be an old giant...slowly burning out.
I'm glad I finally took some time to stare at the sky--in a comfortable position. I'm going out again tonight.
On the family front, my youngest has been driving alot...and I've been his co-pilot. I try to say very little. He's gaining confidence.
Things are difficult for my oldest son. Right now he's in God's hands. I pray for him daily.
Today, my husband, Mozart, decided to google a favorite music professor he had in college. Sure enough, a website came up. Mozart called him. They had a wonderful talk...and will probably stay in touch now that they have each others email. It's a nice feeling to connect with a good old friend and mentor.
I'm still job hunting...as my part-time job will be ending in the middle of June. However, today I just found out they will be adding a Special Education class to summer school. I heard a rumor that I may get called assist. Although it would only be 20 hours per week, at least it's something! I do enjoy the kids.
Have a wonderful weekend!