So much rambling, so little time.
Summer is almost here. I can feel it. I love when I can walk out to my car, and it be an OVEN inside. I can feel the heat soak right into my bones. Ahhhh.....happiness
My mom is here from Sweden. They have a small mini break to be able to come to my sisters wedding. Splenda Daddy, me and TNT will be taking her to dinner for a late Mother's Day. Kinda fun when you haven't actually seen your mom in like a whole year.
Yeah, so my youngest sister is getting married. I'm so happy for her! Dude is a great guy.
Funny thing....she is a practicing Wiccan, so I like to say that the witch is getting married.
She's a team player for having a great sense of humor.
I won't lie, I have called upon her help in the past.
Once the Thanksgiving Turkey wasn't cooking fast enough. We asked if she could cast a spell.
Another time, my son was dating a girl that I detested. I asked for a charm or something.
I've learned a lot about that religion. I need to learn more. I like that she allows us to respectfully tease her. Just as I can take some respectful mormon hassling. It's all good.
I love diversity.
Especially in families.
Cookie-cutter is boring.
In less than a month, the SoCal kids will be here! EEEPP!!! I canNOT wait. The thought of getting each one of them in my arms and squishin 'em makes me smile. So many fun things planned. So many celebrations.
You know you're an empty nester when you have to toss expired milk. Among other expired food items. And when you look in the fridge and there really isn't anything to eat because no one is begging you to go shopping for food or pestering you for daily sustenance. Or when you can go an entire week and never walk downstairs. And rarely using the dishwasher.
So strange. You'd think after 8 months or so, we'd be use to it.
Not so much.
It's been two months since we lost Tracy. I still have her phone number in my phone and oftentimes, see it as I scroll through looking for someone else. It causes a pang in my heart. Facebook keeps suggesting I "poke" her. That hurts. I finally took down my little slip of paper with my visiting teaching assignments that had her name and phone number to replace it with a new one and new assignments. My heart ached.
Life is a wonder isn't it? Full of up's and down's. Good and bad.
I thank God every single day that I am surrounded by friends and family to celebrate and/or to trudge alongside with.
Especially grateful that summer mostly here!