Bounce Back

The boy one moved out and into his apartment, with lower rent than he was told, with a fireplace that wasn’t in the unit he toured, and with two outdoor chairs left by the last tenants. Quite nice.

As for us, we’ve put our house back in order. I have always taken pleasure in clear surfaces, but oh my goodness, it’s even better than I remember. We sit at our dining room table with delight. We enjoy open doors and pantslessness. Our dog has stopped stress-chewing her paw. Everyone has an agreeable shower schedule. It’s a grand time for the Motterns in their yellow bungalow. The yellow bungalow is not situated on Easy Street, but it is shaded by pretty trees and filled with love. Right now, it sounds like football and smells like banana bread.

My sense of structure was dramatically displaced. It’s humbling to be reminded our behavior is so incredibly predictable. It’s how we accidentally train our dogs, or you know, how our dogs train us. I forget how long it takes to form a new habit, and I sure don’t know how long it takes to return to old ones, but I’m trying, so it might be the same timeline.

I have gobs of stories to tell you. My go-with-the-flow may be runnin low but I’ve still got my bounce!

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49 Responses to Bounce Back

  1. scr4pl80 says:

    Yay you and the boy one! I am jelly over the fireplace. Wish we had one here.

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  2. kirizar says:

    I like how you describe your house and your family life. I will avoid describing mine as it was a long day in which little was accomplished. And the boy won’t fall asleep!

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  3. A new habit takes about 3 weeks to get involved into for serious πŸ™‚

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  4. Finally! Don’t go making any important decisions until you’re all acclimated again. They will be wrong.

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  5. Bill says:

    Bounce on and on.We’ve been on the road for a couple weeks, so I can relate to a feeling of getting back to home and the old ways.

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  6. Benson says:

    Well kiddo as long as you have your bounce anything is possible. One old guy I know once told me that if you can something every day for a week then it becomes a habit. Not sure about that but I guess it’s a place to start.

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  7. Rivergirl says:

    Ah, the freedom to go pantless. It’s always the little things you miss… no?

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  8. loisajay says:

    Bounce is everything. Very happy for the boy one–and for you!

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  9. Maggie says:

    Sounds like things are realigning for all of you. This must feel good for each of you. The kingdom of pantslessness sounds divine. Looking forward to your stories.

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  10. Anxious Mom says:

    Yay! I’m glad your son found a good apartment and that things are back to normal in your household. ❀

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  11. Ally Bean says:

    I’ve been wondering what was up with you. Happy to know that you’re getting your house/life/muse back in line and that you be bouncing along.

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  12. I love your depictions of home and contentment. They’re so genuine. Glad to see things working out as they should.

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  13. Tara says:

    Seems like August and September are a busy time for getting things in order. Perhaps a moon thing. Happy to hear about the pantslessness. I’m in touch with that as we have house guests for just a few days and my world is UPSIDEDOWN in its wrongness and pants being required and all.

    Happy little yellow house!

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  14. JT Twissel says:

    Sounds like all is going well in the yellow bungalow that smells of banana bread! (sounds like the title of a children’s book!)

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  15. Congrats to everyone. I’m sure he’s happy with his new digs, and you’re happy to not have someone camping out in your house even though he is the first of your beloved children. Yes, we certainly have our routines, and it just feels strange to have them interrupted especially those of us with just a smidge of OCD. You knew I’d understand. πŸ™‚

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  16. Dan Antion says:

    Yay! I’m glad you can bounce back and it sounds like he got a good deal.

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  17. Laura says:

    Oh my, isn’t it wonderful to rediscover clean countertops and such? Having things fall back into line eases stress like nothing else. πŸ’›

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  18. Joanne Sisco says:

    … and wild jubilation was heard thereout the land!!

    It sound like multitudes of happy for everyone πŸ™‚ My favourite kind of post!

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  19. Jewels says:

    Hi Joey! Yay for getting your house back! And sigh for “sounds like football and smells like banana bread.” I love it! Can’t wait to hear your stories! πŸ™‚

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  20. It sounds like how I feel when my visitors leave. Dog knows I love having them, but it’s time for everything, including their leaving. Happy back to how you like it.

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  21. markbialczak says:

    Here’s to all of you discovering the new and old balances, Joey.

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  22. JoAnna says:

    A yellow bungalow shaded with trees sounds like home to me, though there’s more scifi than here football and the banana bread smell will come in a few weeks. Dogs love routine. One of many reasons to love dogs.

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  23. darsword says:

    Glad to see the bounce! Sorry if I missed some of your posts. Bad computer and wicked full email have set me back. I’ll try to catch up.

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  24. Amy says:

    I’m glad boy one had delightful surprises with his move. And happy that you have your space back! My boy two will be moving back at the end of the month, although I think he does not plan to stay for long. I am happy that he is coming back and hope he plans to stay in the same city for a while. I miss his face. But it did push up the timeline for the repainting and reflooring that was happening in the basement. lol. Oh my!

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