First, the ingredients, in no particular order.
One viewing of Amazing Grace
One husband on a business trip from Tuesday to Sunday
One son, age 14, put on a plane as an unaccompanied minor for the first time on Friday, returned with father on Sunday
One trip to Petco to leave guinea pigs for adoption
One white-with-black eyes dwarf male hamster purchased complete with all pink Crittertrail cage, breast cancer awareness version. (Really.)
One windy two hour session at Sam's Club selling Girl Scout cookies with clingy daughter who won't speak or look at one person.
One weekend of bad food choices which virtually wipe out all floater points on Weight Watchers plan for the week
One does of further engrossment (Is that a word?) in What is the What
One trip out to the movies with sweet, thoughtful friend (See Amazing Grace above.)
One deduction of 1.5 pounds from total body weight (measured before weekend food binge)
One weekend with daughter alone
One purchase spree of too many items in one weekend for daughter
One generous dash of food for thought regarding identity crisis (see talk with thoughtful friend), purpose and calling in life (see Amazing Grace), epiphany regarding Year of Restraint (in car alone)
Mix all these ingredients together and you come up with a jumbled up, tired in a good way woman.
A woman who is a little sun- and wind-burnt.A woman who was surprised at how well her daughter entertained herself at home while said daughter's brother was out of town.
A woman who cannot stand the state of her house one more week and has requested her husband take a day off this week, said day to be dedicated to the ordering of the household--no excuses.A woman who is relieved her son's travel was without incident.
A woman who cannot get out of her head the use of the term unaccompanied minor in the book What is the What to describe these poor Sudanese boys who experienced so much over so many years and then cannot help but compare their experience to that of her son who, for a fee of $75, was literally escorted to and from the plane and handed into the hands of his father in Dallas.A woman who's ready to watch Heroes and get lost in the world of cheerleaders who can't die, policeman who can read minds, artists who paint the future, political hopefuls who can fly, former Dr. Whos who are invisible, cute Japanese men who manipulate time and desire to fulfill their destiny to be heroes.
As always, this week's Sleeping with Bread posts will be found here.