Busy, busy, busy.
Whew! This is the first time I have had a chance to sit down and be stationary since. . .um, I can't quite recall.
I feel like I haven't stopped moving for a week.
It's all good tho'. ::grinning::
I know that I promised to climb the rock wall this past weekend, but through no fault [or chickening out on my part] I had to postpone it by one week.
Pooldad and I spent all day Friday and Saturday driving hither and yon, to and fro, up mountains and down again. It's a very good thing I like car rides and driving because we were all over the Commonweaalth. We visited his parents, ran errands and went to look at prospective homes. Seeing his folks was wonderful, running errands [read: spending money] is always fun and looking at homes? Let's just say those forays deserve a post all their own. For example: Did you know outhouses still exist in some newer neighborhoods that have public water and sewer access? They do, surprisingly enough, and evidently are allowed to remain [active!] by some strange grandfather clause in our laws. Weird.
I won't even begin to tell you about the deer leg, yes, a furry leg, just a leg! We found it in the backyard of one home we were looking at. We do very much want to live in the mountains, but we somehow forgot about the mountain lions that exist in these here parts. It was an interesting and educational trip.
So, the rock wall? We were all set to go pick up Squirrel on Saturday morning when she called to tell us she was too ill with the flu to travel. Eeek! Y'all are parents, so I ask you - how high do you think my freak out, worry level was when I heard that? My daughter, the one who loves to come home to Mom's cooking, Daddy's limo service and her beloved lil' sister doesn't feel good enough to be driven less than two hours to her own bed and Mommy-ing? This is the second time the poor child has had the flu in less than a month. There are two strains travelling through her college campus. My darling girl managed to get both.
Happily we were able to pick her up on Sunday and ferry her home:
Happy to be home.
Nothing tissues and a little chicken soup won't cure.
Wallene is not convinced.
Squirrel is, thankfully, getting better each day. It is so nice to have her home, if only for a week. Lots of laughter, food and fun around our table at mealtimes. I don't think my stomach muscles are ever going to heal. ::YAY!::
Oh, and today we both had doctor's appointments. Glad to report that Pooldad is in great health. Yippee Skippy, always good to hear.
On one final note. . .
I am sure you can tell that I am one content Momma.
Still, I would be remiss if I didn't post a birthday wish for my oldest child, Natalie Elizabeth.
Today is her 25th birthday and, as I do every year, I made her cupcakes.
Happy birthday sweetheart.
I think of you everyday.
I wish I could hold you and sing happy birthday to you, one more time.
You were the first of many blessings in my life.
Wish you were here to laugh along with us.
One more goofy pic' to leave you with a smile. . .
Being silly, playing Headbanz and eating cupcakes.
Enjoy your week Tadpoles and remember - Smile LOUD. Life is a gift.
See ya' on the flipside! xo Skippy