Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Got a crash course in charging the van battery myself.

Unloaded six children (made them keep on their shoes and jackets).

Sat by the living room fire and read while we waited the prescribed amount of time for the battery to charge.

Waited an extra ten minutes - just to be sure.

Loaded those same six children BACK into the van.

Foolishly I didn't try to start it again until AFTER they were reloaded and re buckled.

One click, a dashboard fully lighted, then...


Fifteen minutes of waiting to try again.

A bit more "oomph" this time.

We read another story - while sitting in the van...

In the garage...

In suspense.

Another try.

No Banana.

Unload six children more resilient than me.

Remember: "Flexible... flexible... flexible..."

Cups of tea for everyone.

Change gears.

New plan:

Lunch and a Nap.

I think I can live with that.

"...Flexible... flexible....... flexible........ . . . . . . . ."


Grace McHugh said...

How about persevering? How about amazing???? How about.............how did you do that? Loving what I am learning.

Shauna said...

What a day Analene!
Praying for you as you learn through it all.

gramsie said...

Thanks for taking time to touch lives on this complicated day (on both ends...). Thanks for sharing in my concerns on a day when you have a platefull of your own complications...
Loving you (hope you get a restful nap!)

princessmama said...

Wow. Aren't you super glad you were at home though?? Hope your naptime went well :)

Momma Bug said...

Yes. That was a first thing to be thankful for!