Friday, May 30, 2003

Zen and the art of day maintenance

Every once in a while you have to take a day off from the world.

Duncan had a few important errands at the university to get done this morning for his Master's application (which is off and sent now... YAY!!!) and we had to go downtown to buy bus tickets for our upcoming Red Deer trip... With the weather so fabulous we decided to play hookey with the rest of the day. We walked along the river to downtown and partook in an amazing lunch at a lovely Italian resturant (I had a great tomato salad with soup), where we ate outside on the patio, drank wine, shared dessert and relished in an afternoon of each other's company and stories. Duncan is delightful. Truly. I love him so much!

Then we thought we should extend the day of hookey to the kids (it's only fair, heh?) and we busted them out of school early and we all went back downtown to catch the late afternoon show of Finding Nemo at Eau Claire mall. We laughed, we cried, we all had a good time. It's a great movie - all about parental love (and what every parent will go through for their kids), courage, friendship, learning how to trust and to let go. And, it's funny too! Afterwards we got the kids ice cream cones and walked through Prince's Island Park, back along the river into Kensington. We were able to grab some pizza to bring home for dinner before catching the bus home. Devon's coming over tonight to hang out (I won't say that he is going through Zelda withdrawals and needs to get a fix, but... ummm... oh, oh well). The kids are home for part of tomorrow (their Dad had to work) so no one is in a rush even now.

It's been a wonderful day!

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