Speaking of life and morphing. It seems like the days drag on and life stays just the same. But I was just in the basement digging deep into the abyss of a deep closet to locate all our old photo albums in a relocation project and it was completely stunning to me to see the changes in the MYP and others in the past five years. Then I fast-forwarded in my mind five years and we have two MYP out of high school. Big Fat Heavy Sigh. Life seems dull and ordinary and yet it is moving at warp-speed.
Another baby boy was born in the extended family today! Hooray for boys! Seems that the gender thing goes in cycles. I wonder why? Are all the mothers drinking the same water to produce sons?
Saw this bumper sticker yesterday, "Sarcasm... just one more service I provide". I wonder what that person is like to deal with?
I did a major overhaul of our office today. Two big garbage bags later it felt liberating. I have absolutely no problem tossing things. Unless it is an adorable "I love you" from one of the MYP when they were four. Then only a fire could get them out of the cabinet.
Speaking of fires. I did something today to prevent one. I cleaned the oven. It was icky. You see a large group will be coming to eat turkey next month. I wanted them to enjoy the food, the fellowship, the fun, and not look over my shoulder and think, 'Eeew! Her oven is nasty!' So I took a proactive approach to my worry.
Again, because of our vast and wide-array of friends, tragedy struck again to someone we know. A loss of life at just past 50 of a husband, father, son, brother. Back early part of '99, the Chairman and I joined up with him and a group of people and snowmobiled in Yellowstone Park for several days. Now mind you I had never sat my backside on a snowmobile before, so I was
Tragedy makes you value what you have and I heard myself say to the Chairman last night as we were falling asleep, "I'm glad you're here". Count your days as days of blessing.
And with that, goodnight.