A little tea left in the summer

IMG_8314  I like my tea with a slice of orange in it for flavor. It’s really good. Greetings from the lakehouse. I got off work at noon. The girls had everyone packed up and ready to go. I loaded it all up and here we are. Unpacked, ready to have some fun and my boys needed a nap. Figures Lol So I’m out back on my laptop enjoying this cloudy and windy day. Having some tea, enjoying my view, and trying to figure out what to write about.

I went to a charity event last night. I took a date. It was fun. We laughed and ate way too many samples of tiny little bites of food. It was amuse bouche style and I probably had 10 bouches. Or are they amuses? Whatever it was, it was delicious. All vegan, all organic and natural. Very very healthy and tasty. I had never seen some of the things that were offered so that was fun for me.

How is your summer going? I can’t believe we are into August already. Gee whiz, folks. Time is flying this year. Or maybe I’m so busy I can’t keep a week straight. Okay let’s talk about this weekend.

I have zero plans other than getting my boys into the pool a few times. We had our first swim lesson last night. That was fun for about oooohhhh 3 seconds. Then I had the crying twins who did not want to swim, did not want to learn to swim and just wanted me to hold both of them. In the pool. Okay I can try to do that safely but I freak out because I’m scared I will drop one and that turned into Sarah taking Alex who decided he needed to do something very bad in the pool Lol We apologized and said please don’t kick us out. Sarah did not put on the diaper tight enough I guess. That was horrific I’m sure but they didn’t kick us out. Heston was not chill. My normally go with the flow little guy decided he was not having any of it and was happy to sit on my lap at the edge of the pool and let daddy splash water with my feet. That he liked. Everytime we tried to get him back in, nope. Meltdown. So what do you do when you have twins, trying to learn how to swim and both want you? Both need you and you can not clone yourself for swim lessons? I need to do a lot better job. I asked the teacher if maybe I brought one in at a time that might help? She said it might but it’s better for both of them to see their brother is okay and having fun. She said she thought separating them might cause more anxiety. Huh? I have no idea why it would. I have taken them places solo before and everyone was fine. I mean there was crying at first but by the time I got into the elevator with the other one I couldn’t hear it anymore Lol And Sarah would call and say he’s calmed down he’s fine.

So swim lessons, I really need to work on that. Sarah said some kids just don’t feel good around certain adults. It’s just a vibe they pick up on and she said maybe they don’t like their teacher? She was very nice. Even when the mystery poop was floating from Alex Lol She kept saying it was okay it happens.

Tonight I’m going to make a huge home cooked meal. I already went and got everything I needed. I’m doing tacos and burritos with refried beans, jalapeno cornbread, and for the main dish cheese stuffed poblano peppers with mango sauce. Yummy. It is very good. Mine will have vegan cheeses and those never melt so I may need to fry mine at the end of baking for a few minutes to get it really hot. I haven’t even started food prep yet. The girls bought me a Kiss the Chef apron. It’s hilarious. We only give my boys the kisses, not the nannies. So when my boys are awake and come in to see me I give them both big baby kisses and they laugh.

Other than that, no plans yet for the weekend. I need to see how the weather will be. Supposed to be cooler and cloudy. I’m half thinking it may rain a little? Not sure yet. Either way I know shopping for the girls, cooking for me, and spending all weekend with my 2 little dudes. I’m getting them revved up for football season so we may have some man time tomorrow or Sunday to watch some games.

I’ve been reading this book. I’m not sure what to think about it yet. It’s getting good but it’s also very technical so it’s taking me a lot longer to plow through it. I can usually knock out a book in a day and a half. Because of my insomnia I stay up really late reading. Trying to calm my mind down and get tired. This book is over 300 pages long. Very interesting topic. I like it but it’s a hard read.

My dating life is going well. It’s a no pressure all casual thing. The women know about each other and have no problems. They don’t know each other and I’m very sparse on details so they don’t facebook stalk each other Lol I like them both and for right now it’s working out great. We are picking out events to attend together. A few black tie things. A few charity summer runs. I’m getting into this. Fall is going to be an active, running time for me. I can’t wait to finally get my foot back into it. I’ve rehabbed it for a long, long time. It’s holding up well and I just want to get into marathon mode and do this. I’m so ready to run! I have 5 playlists all ready to go in my phone. I’m excited to hit the pavement. I’ve been training really hard. Up here I can run the park nearby. Which is very nice early in the morning. It’s safe and no one is there.

That’s pretty much it. Life is great. Busy work week. I finally slept some full nights. Just back into daddy mode. Honestly the best part of my day is waking up and getting my boys from their cribs. They are so funny in the morning. Their little puffy eyes and then they yawn and I just want to kiss them all over. Hearing them laugh and Alex already babbling. It melts me. Every single day. I love them.

Have a great Friday. Go have some fun this weekend guys! Get outside and enjoy the weather! I know I will.

About Samuel

Single dad of 4 beautiful kids, Heston & Alex my twin boys, and my daughters Peace and Sky. Dad of 2 angel babies in Heaven, Ryan and Talon. Divorced. Semi-retired app developer, business partner, Commercial Real estate investor, Chicago Bears & Chicago Cubs fan, vegan, lifelong Catholic, voting independent party member, guitar playing singer who owns a dog, and 2 cats. We live in beautiful Denver, Colorado. I started my first blog Janaury 1st, 2012. Official owner of NotBatmanYet.com and @NotBatmanYet Twitter account.
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  1. Glad it works better for you!

  2. Yes I will have Lindsay do that. Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. No. I like it. It looks great on my phone and my Macbook.

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