Well, it's been a long 3 weeks folks, I won't mess with you...it's been R.O.U.G.H!! I have worked my self silly trying to keep up with all that needs to be done!
L was gone one whole week to camp. Thank You Jesus...that was one less person to fix food for, clean up after and get after...I packed her up, shipped her off and sent her a sweet email mid week to let her know that, yes, I was still aware that she was my daughter...and I loved her,
Then we had our "vacation" week...yeah, right! I turned 43, had a 10th anniversary
Now this week Li is gone from 8 am to 6 pm for day camp...did I mention that it's a good 40 minute drive each way! Yeah, I know, I'm glutton for punishment. The digger is, I was planning on TMotFH and myself doing all the shuttling. But, since he is planted firmly on his keister with elevated foot, my mother has been doing all the running (whew, thanks mom!) since I'm working!
So, as you can see (read) life doesn't always get lived the way you want to live it...ask my bestie and her hubby in WI, who were anticipating sharing a few drinks on the patio with us last week when we were vacationing!
But, I'm a bit of a realist, I realize that life will go on even when there is sadness and disappointment. We will not die because we are bored or upset about circumstances (I'm speaking directly to you Greg). We don't know what life is going to bring us, but we can be assured that we will have trials, tribulations, joy, celebrations, sadness and happiness...how we choose to live in these situations is what our life is made of!
Count the blessings, instead of listing in the humdrum....
|This is work...seriously. Taking Mr. P to the pool for exercise is good for him, and good for the view!|
|These little beauties are going to be lovely berries, juicy, ripe and in our own back yard!|
|Enjoying the little things in life, taking a breather to watch the littles blow some bubbles!|
|It's good for the momma's soul when you see, albeit short, love between sisters.|
|So we didn't get to go "out" for our anniversary. No vacation trip, not even a restaurant. This wife worked her magic with the food. Marinated tuna steaks, broiled shrimp and fried rice with veggies.|
|Watching the girlies enjoy a little carnival ride after the small town parade in our, well...small town!|