I have been sorting through boxes of old family photos. It has been so much fun! I have such a great family, and such a legacy of love. It is also really fun to mock the fashions my cousins (and I!) wore! I am so sad that we will not be able to attend our family reunion this year. It is hard to explain to people who didn't grow up the way I did. I am the luckiest person in the world!
Sorry for the complete lack of communication--but I have been at Cub Scout Day Camp this week. I feel like I have been beaten with a bag of bats (Louisville Sluggers, not Little Brown Bats). I swear, they just suck all the energy out of me.
Also, on Monday, I asked BigGirl (just in case) if she had opened a bag of chicken feed and made a mess all over in the garage (which didn't seem likely as the bag looked gnawed open--not her usual tyle!) So, I set the trap in the garage, bated it with half a can of corn, and voila! this morning, there was a masked bandit/demon in the trap. ( I am not a big fan of raccoons).
I am laying in bed with the laptop, paying bills (the best way to do an icky job!), listening to the rain outside. Most of this week was unusually hot, so the rain is a blessing.
Yesterday was crazy busy, but full of fun surprises--especially a surprise visit from my cousin Ryan. We are only about a month apart in age, and didn't get along very well as children (it was all his fault, he was a pill--I was perfect!--hey, it's my blog!) He lives clear on the other side of the country, so many years have gone between visits. Anyway, it is fun to get to know him as a grownup (he is quite delightful now, I am happy and relieved to report!) I am always surprised and delighted by how charismatic and charming all of my cousins on that side of the family are. Even the ones that are screwups are fun, charismatic screwups!
I am the proud, mellow, homeschooling mom of three children,
(BigGirl, LargeBoy and SmallDaughter)
who are as perfect as any reasonable parent could ask for, AND the Wonderdog, who is an Autism Service Dog (and a LIFE and SANITY SAVER!). I am also the stay at home wife of My Favorite Gentleman, who is helping me learn love, patience and selflessness.
I believe that we should build up, not tear down, that we should protect and defend those who cannot defend themselves, and that life is intended to be joyful and beautiful. I believe that God lives and reveals Himself in our lives, if we are paying attention.