Warning, this is Long but funny.
Today, and overview. By Benson Brazier.
I woke up this morning because in my dream someone asked me how I was going to go watch those kids while in my underwear. This was a profound question and it inspired me to realize that I was asleep. So up I jumped, grabbed pants and a shirt so that I could dash downstairs. Upon my arrival in the kitchen (the location of the first clock I had the pleasure of viewing) I discovered that I still had three more hours of sleep at my disposal. After attending to some pressing matters of state I returned to the bed from whence I had come. No sooner had I closed my eyes (or so it seemd) then my mom was shaking me and telling me that it was now time to awaken and go watch the neighbor kids.
I was blessed with a breakfast before I went (leftover pizza from last night, breakfast of true champions) and I arrived there dead on time. They were of course playing video games on their Playstation 2. I do believe that the game was Kingdom Hearts and for some reason Donald Duck was wearing armor (this worried me) and Goofy was holding a staff with a skull on it (this was actually quite amusing).
After three or so hours of listening to arguing and fighting over the movement of certain pixels on the screen I decided that it was time for a change of scenery, and perferably some earplugs. As the later was not an option I chose to send them all outside. In my brain a little voice said "Outside, yes that is a good idea! Outside, so glad we thought of it. Outside their is distance, and room for all of them to not try and walk on my toes. Outside there are things to distract them, like leaves, and shiny whatevers. Outside is good."
So with the blessing of the thoughts in my head I proceeded outside. It was a nice day outside so I thought, why not I will leave the door open. However the youngest of the girls I was watching had a different idea. After her third trip inside to use the bathroom (I will never understand what all they do in there every ten minutes) she closed the door behind her. I did not really think anything of this until ten minutes later when she tries to go in again (yes you guessed it, another bathroom trip). The door was locked and now we cannot get into the house. I cannot call their parents at work to get a key because their numbers are conveniently located on the fridge which is situated for my easy use in the now locked house.
For four interesting hours I have to come up with game after game to play with the kids outside to make them forget that they are locked out of their house and that it looks like it might rain at any moment.
We had a good run of it, we had Jedi Power Battles on the trampoline, dam building 101 in the side yard with the hose, try and tackle Benson and get thrown around, chase the dog around the yard, and of course lets cry because he hit me harder than I think he should have.
Finally the mother returns home and lets the kids into the house, they are now sad that I am leaving and want to play outside some more. I am very confused and walk home puzzled.
I arrive home to find that B4k4 has just called for me and that dinner is not my favorite. After trying to contanct my friend Carrieanne with whom I thought I had plans but apparently do not I call B4k4 up and inquire why he phoned me. He replies "Just wondering what you are up to." Which translated means "I dont know, but I want you to come up with something to do." I tell him to give me twenty while I check my mail and then get to checking my mail.
I of course have no mail because no one ever e-mails me, but I do check xanga and find that once more there is nothing from one, but much from others. I learn that LanceR has had his kid so I am even more of an uncle then before.
I then hear the distinct sounds of B4k4's heavy boots upon my floor. After a bit we head over to Keaton's to see what he is up to. He and Val had just 'finished dinner' and were up to do something. Val decided that she wanted yet more of her ear pierced so we drove around (and around and around and around because she could not remember where Alpine was) till we found the place and she got her ear pierced. Afterwards we went back so she could go home then returned a movie and got food.
So it was off to Keatons for a good bit of Super Troopers (the sznoz berries taste like sznoz berries!) and good times were shared by all present except the stoner parents above, and what they shared is illegal in this state.
I walked home under a beautiful moon framed in clouds, and when I got home to find that I have a check in the mail from the government for around $100. This is good news, for which I am quite thankful.
So now I am off to sleep with a good bit of peace in my heart for I can count over twenty distinct blessings just today. Steve was quite correct, when you reach that point He often gives you the desires of your heart.