From the Wonderful Brain of Zan

At work yesterday, I was sitting at the table with three of the boys and we were eating lunch.  Out of the blue, Zan, who is six years old asked me a question.

“Kathy, are you poor”

I was truthful.  “Yes, we are pretty poor.  But we are okay.”

He thought a minute and then said, “You’re poor, but not too poor.  You just don’t have money.”

I agreed with him that I did have a lot that others might not have, and that made me rich in some ways.

“You have a car.”  He said.  “And you have food.”

I agreed.

That was the end of that conversation.  I have no idea why he thought to ask, unless he has overheard me talking to my son about bills at some point or something.  I thought it was very touching that he had those thoughts.  This is a child that will be silly and goofy at times, but then will blow my socks off at  his insight.  He is (besides being adorable) one of the most intelligent people I have had the pleasure of being around.  Sharp as a tack, that child!

Winter is for Reading

books Now that winter is fast approaching, I should be able to read more.  Once we get the rest of the leaves taken care of, there will be almost no outside work to do.  I plan on reading!  I have been enjoying murder mysteries lately.  I’m not sure what that says about me, but I like them!  I will just randomly pick several and hope one is a good one!  Of course, I use the library, so if they are all duds, it didn’t cost me anything but my time and a tiny bit of gas for the car.  The library is almost walking distance (It is walking distance for my son, but for me it’s just a bit far).

I love sitting all wrapped up nice and cozy on a winter afternoon, with a book in my lap!  I had a Kindle, but it is ancient old and no longer works.  I think I prefer actual books, anyway!

Our library is pretty small, but there are ample books to choose from.

Now, I want to go to the library, but silly work is getting in the way!  Okay, maybe not silly work.  Without that we would be in serious trouble!

Have a great Tuesday, all!