Once again I feel like it has been ages since I have posted anything. I began writing a My Learning Curve about bullying last Thursday, but I was so discouraged by the topic that I didn’t finish it. It was a low week for me. Russ was in Colorado for work and I was on my own quite a bit. Dimples’ last day of school was Wednesday and I was waking up with a weight in my chest just thinking about filling her days and providing her with the structure she needs for an entire summer.
By the time Russ came home on Friday, I was in a bad place emotionally. Fortunately, he came home rejuvenated, full of love for me and the kids, and ready to take on life. It was just what I needed. Now it is Sunday evening and today I feel good, in fact, this is one of the best days I’ve had in awhile.
We had a crowd here for dinner, including Russ’ parents who are in Idaho for the summer (they live in Mexico the rest of the year), one niece, one nephew, and Mimi’s fiance. Cornell Chicken was on the grill, which always makes us happy, and my niece made a great pasta salad. Dimples made Rice Krispie treats on her own, so she was feeling happy.
We are nearly done addressing wedding invitations, which is a good thing. Last Friday Mimi found new bridesmaid dresses and changed her entire color scheme for the wedding. I love the new look! Our biggest challenge is finding dresses for the junior bridesmaids that are the right color, a nice style, and not $100 each.
On the therapy front, the layers seem to keep peeling back and although my girls have been home 22 months (Honeybee) and three years (Dimples), it seems that there is so much to process. Some of my emotional low may be related to helping them process their losses. I’m in over my head, to be sure, I’m just incredibly thankful for a fantastic therapist, a great husband, and the Lord who is my children’s great Healer.
Tomorrow is devoted to yard work — lots and lots of yard work. In one of my low moments on Friday, I told Mimi that I thought we should nix the idea of having the wedding reception in our yard. Honestly, what were we thinking?? But it is the desire of her heart, and something we will love, it’s just the preparation that is the killer.
I have a great Tuesday Topic coming up this week and I think I may actually post it on Tuesday. That would be unique.
I hope you all enjoy the weekend. Thank you for sticking with me through my minimalist blogging phase.
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