Today is my 7 year anniversary with my Man. As a wonderful gift, he bought me this blog! A place to share my thoughts and accomplishments and most of all, the strange and funny occurrences in my home.
So last night, we were sitting down at the office computer, discussing blogs at midnight. Much later than we should have been awake, certainly, but awake we were. It was peaceful and enjoyable to have time together while the children were sleeping. That is until there was a series of loud knocking on our boys' bedroom window! I couldn't have told you how the Man was feeling, but my stomach clenched in fear as we looked at each other trying to determine whether or not that was one of our kids. I clutched the Man's arm and motioned frantically toward the door as we heard the gate being forced open (it usually remains locked) and someone walking up the steps of our porch to pound on the front door. I am not afraid to admit that I am not great at being calm in situations like this. I was almost completely frozen in fear as we tried to listen for the stranger to go away. A short time later we heard a commotion from our neighbor's dogs as someone went over there and I heard Brian (the friendly neighbor) say "Are you messing with my dogs?" I struggled and failed to hear the man's reply aside from "I was just walking." Of course this man just pounded on my home so I am immediately afraid and suspicious. Then there was more noise on our porch, to which my Man opened the door (while I begged that he didn't) to demand them to go home. At that point we called the police and my Man saw a woman passed out on our porch! We were confused and telling people to get off our land and that we had called the police.
After the drama thankfully we received closure, being told that the woman was arrested and our neighbor reassured us that it was a very weird event and that he would keep an eye out for strange people. Would it be awful to admit that I have had this experience before? As I said to a few others, I appreciate the late night anniversary wish, but in the future the woman is asked to send a card instead.
Aside from that craziness, I got to spend time with my family today. I was spoiled by my husband's help today.
While I anticipate more interesting anecdotes, I am dedicating this blog to the art of homemaking. I don't discourage men from reading this blog, but I will say that I imagine wives and mothers with a desire to make their house a home the target audience here. I am both encouraged and excited by the idea of the Proverbs 31 woman. I know I will never be perfect, but I truly love a challenge.