Spur of the Moment

Do I have an event on my calendar that I am looking forward to or dreading this year? I don’t really make plans. I am more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants person. Most of the things on my calendar are doctor appointments either for myself of my youngest child. I m indifferent about those though, my youngest looks forward to them since we try to make his appointments special in some way. After spending hours being poked and prodded at up at the hospital its nice to do a little something special for him. Though, he’s usually wiped out afterward so nothing too major. I told him after his next appointment I would take him out to eat since we found a restaurant up there that has a gluten free menu and he wants to try it. He hasn’t been able to eat out much since he had to go gluten free.

In the summer I’m taking my middle child to a huge anime convention called Anime Iowa. He and his friends are excited to attend that. They’ve been planning their costumes since last summer. I don’t know that I will attend, I will probably explore the city while they’re doing their cosplay thing. That could be fun, especially if I take someone with me so I have someone to go on little adventures with.

My sister and I were discussing trying to attend Penned Con in September but we really don’t know if our work schedules would allow for that. The idea of that makes me a little anxious. I know that event is a pretty big one and I don’t care for crowds but I do think it would be worth it to attend.

Do you have any events coming up that you’re looking forward to or are you more of a spur of the moment person like me?

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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4 Responses to Spur of the Moment

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    I think it’s great that you take such an effort to make those dr. visits special outings for your son.
    One of my fond sets of memories about my own childhood was when my mom had to drive me from Covington (LA) to New Orleans to see two different specialists — one related to an accident involving my right eye and the other for radiation treatments for some scar tissue on my left side (body). We made a point of having a piece of pie at the Woolworth’s counter and she also gave me a nickel to spend on a toy at that popular dime store. I still have a few of those little metal cars I bought for 5 cents each.

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  2. Please squeeze in what you can.I do love the way you have handled your family, Angie, you know that I always love to hear about your family life. But the years go by really fast and without complaining (much), so many chances went past when someone did things for other family members but I kind of fell to the wayside. I know that your oldest feels loved, I didn’t mean that it’s just that sometimes, waiting for the next time around doesn’t work.
    The Grandson went to an anime thing with cosplay a few years ago and had a ball.

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  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    When my kids were younger most of my time outside of work was filled with my kids’ activities. I think there were about fifteen years when I didn’t play my instruments (except when I gave lessons) and didn’t sew other than to make their dresses and Halloween costumes. But as Tonette noted, you need to make time for yourself, too. Your kids need to see you treating yourself well.

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