augustine has been sort of afraid of bees lately. could it be the constant taunting of, shrieking about, horror story relaying neighbor boy? to try to deal with this fear we went to the park of roses yesterday to watch the bees pollinate some of their (+11,500!) roses. me being the dope i am, forgot the camera though but the place is gorgeous. GORGEOUS. the rose festival is this weekend and i think ill take the kids (david has to work, imagine that). the park of roses was named as one of 10 places to admire the bloom of the rose according to USA today. by the time we left he was talking a million miles an hour about pollination to every person that we passed, which if you know my child would know that he has no fears of talking to every person on the planet.
sometimes i really believe that a person could be wielding a bloody knife and he would still talk to them with a big silly grin on his face as innocent and trusting as a lamb. this is a good and bad thing (but i consider it mostly good). we are part of a large community of people who i trust, and what's more, i have faith that God protects us and that everything else is His will. His good, pleasing, and perfect will. this doesnt mean i dont teach common sense (aka no talking to bloody knife wielding psychos at the park no matter how exciting pollinating is, riding the subway alone, etc.). perhaps i am lax in that area. i trust people, but i don't feel to a naive degree. i do not mind that augustine plays in our front yard alone or with the neighbor kids while i am inside washing dishes or doing something else. so while the neighbor kids might be passing around a fear of bees, i don't for a minute live in fear that anyone is out to hurt, snatch, defile, offend, or act in any other way against myself or my children. yes, somewhere out there these Bad Thing happen to people but i rest comfortably in the immense probability of it not happening given our life circumstances.
ok i digress. you'll never believe what i have been doing! WORKING OUT! for the first time since college? high school track team? i have been actively pursuing a regiment for fitness. so far it only including biking maybe 10-15 miles a week but hey, it's a start. i figure with lugging around two children, groceries, library books, and of course gardening i get my strength training in too. actually lately i've noticed that my arms are getting definition. nay BUFF definition! i still question my abilities to do awesomefest though, maybe ill function in a less active capacity. anyways here's to getting healthier!
and on that note (ha) i made the best cupcakes ever this week.