Well, I realize I’ve been missing a few days here and there, and lately not having a lot to write about.
But today makes up for lost time! Many things made me happy today, including the amazing sunshine!
I spent the afternoon digging and weeding the garden, but it still looks messy. Oh well, some more manure, a bit of water, and I’ll get the seeds in soon.
We had a Dr. appointment for my little guy this afternoon, found out we need an ortho consult. Since he started walking, he seems to drag his right foot sideways a little. Hoping and praying it’s nothing serious.
We then had some playtime with both boys over at grandma and grandpas, and had fun swimming in the backyard.
A beautiful evening has been spent outside. Beginning with grilling some Tuna to a perfect medium rare, along with peppers and zucchini. Some wine, and eating on the patio. Ahh, summer, I think you’re here!
Now, kids in bed, husband working on our basement renos, and I’m sipping another glass of red on the patio.
Also enjoying a few moments with my faithful beagle. We prepare to say goodbye to him soon, as I think his illness is getting worse. But seeing him roll around definitely makes me happy.
So happy to take this guy for a walk!
Little hard to find happiness after the sadness of the last few days.
But there were little things. I hugged an old friend today, and our tears were shared, but it felt peaceful. It was a cool day, but the sun came out for awhile. And these two really are my pride and joy.
Another blow has come this week. Another flood of memories and a heart wrenching realization that time goes way to fast. Hit so hard with the awareness that I must see the beauty of life at EVERY.GIVEN.MOMENT.
I sit mourning the loss of an old friend. We knew each other very well in nursing school. We had been such good friends 15 years ago. But life changes. Time passes. We lost touch. Always meant to “get together for a beer”. Dammit, she only lived a few blocks away, why didn’t I make an effort!?
I don’t even know where life took her. We hadn’t seen in each other in about 6 years. I don’t know why she killed herself, and I’ll never know the struggles she faced. In all honesty, I didn’t know her anymore, but I ever thought she had any depression, or problems with mental health. She was a carefree bubbly girl. She loved nature, coffee and cherries. I still remember her apartment vividly. I’ll miss you Mel, and think of you often.
Looks like 2 houses on my street have been sold. I’m a little sad to lose the one family because our kids were close in age, although I wouldn’t say we knew each other that well.
But it’s a little exciting to see two new families come to the neighbourhood. I’m really hoping for young kids, and maybe cool moms I can become friends with. We’ll see.
Just driving around in the sun. Listening to songs I like and drinking a Starbucks. Wearing sandles and my new jeans. And a BBQ to end the lovely afternoon. Oh and a glass of Pinot Grigio.
It’s really nice that I get along well with my in laws. I hear about other families and some of the feuds, and it makes me thankful “we all just get along”.
Of course there are minor issues. Mostly just differences in opinions, but rarely leads to serious problems. It’s also great my husband likes my parents, and I’m an only child, so my parents can get a touch over protective. Still.
Taking this little guy to swimming lessons.
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”