It's shining today. Brightly. I think I hear birds. Something about that after months of very cold, icky weather, that makes me wanna do something ... to have energy, to get out. I saw people playing tennis yesterday, even though the courts were surrounded by traces of old snow.... Minnesotans are ready for Spring.
I have a brainstorm that I am working on about how to keep my kids busy and productive this summer. I will have 6 kids ages 14-17 home this summer and with the economy the way it is even though they are technically employable, they won't be getting jobs that typically they would because others are forced to take them. I was trying to explain to Tony the other day about the recession and hiring and such and I said, "Tony, if you were an employer and could choose between a 14 year old boy and a 40 year old man with a family to feed, who would you choose."
Tony immediately said, "the 14 year old. Duh? Forty year old men have no energy. They couldn't lift things, or move fast, or anything." I'm sure most 40 year old men would be a bit insulted by his insinuations.
So, I have a brainstorm, but I'm not ready to say it outloud here for you all to read yet, but I'll be doing some investigating today and making some plans. At some point if it is going to happen I'll let y'all know.
So for now I'm off to plan and dream, something I enjoy, regardless of whether or not it actually happens.