For the 6 of you still reading, sorry for my absence. We were out of town last weekend for the funeral of Brad's grandma and arrived back home to a week chock full of things to do, including Scout banquets, music class x 2, Relay Meetings 1, 2 & 3, a jean party, baby shower and going away party, all before Saturday morning. In the middle of so much chaos, it's hard for me to keep my noggin' on straight, but I'm doing my best.
Here's what I've learned:
*Happy Mail is the best kind of mail to get, ever. Before we left, I ran to the mailbox hoping to find my first little treasure from April at Funky Vintage Kitchen. I was not disappointed. Tucked inside my sweet little package was a ring that I've pretty much been wearing ever since. Sweet, simple, and the perfect shade of green to gear me up for Spring. I love thoughtful people. Thoughtful people who do nice things just because. And for people they don't even know. Thanks again to Dandee for hooking me up with the mother of all giveaways and April for her beautiful little treasures. You need to check out her shop and pick up some Spring for yourself.
This, but beautifully green
*Funerals are sad, plain and simple but there sure is a lot of love there. Grandma Betty (or Grandma Buddy as Spence aptly named her) passed away after an incredibly full life of traveling the world and reaching out to those in need. She was a bit cranky in the years that I knew her (read: a lot cranky) when Alzheimer's and dementia had robbed her of any niceties she once had, but for sweet Grandpa Jim, all of that is forgotten and all that remains is him knowing that his partner of 67 years is gone. His hugs were tighter, his words more sincere and his sadness palpable. My heart hurts for him.
*Climbing up Multonomah Falls is harder than it seems, especially with three little ones in tow. Brad, Matt and I decided to make the climb with Sienna, Austin and Sims and while it was beautiful , my calves are still barking a bit.
*Busy is as busy does. Shocking, I'm sure, to see that I am overbooked and feeling scrambled but this is what I've decided: the busy of my life right now is what's making my life my life, and if it weren't for the busy, I wouldn't be being me at all. I know a time will come when I'll be looking for things to fill my days and so for now, I need to sit back and enjoy the crazy I've created. I'm lucky to be able to go and see and do and help and instead of fighting it, I'm going to embrace it. There are so many other worse things to be than busy.
*New! York! is 38 days away. I haven't learned anything about that. I'm just really excited. Still looking for a great shoe that will allow me to walk my hiney off without looking like little-girl-in-big-city. Thoughts?
*Sienna is home sick today which is forcing me to be still. I'm sorry for her little body that is racked with yuckiness but thankful for a day at home in my sweats. My busy has allowed my normal routine to get away from me and I'm anxious to catch up.
*My commitment to daily exercise is paying off, not so much in poundage but in feeling strong and seeing parts change shape. I feel good. Healthy and able. Time to put the bike on the rollers and go for a spin.