I could optimistically say that I’m going to get back in the swing of posting again. And I might just believe myself. But let’s be honest here…. my track record is spotty at best. The last 8-10 months have hit me hard. Outside demands have kept me from my everyday life. After losing my loved one three months ago, I thought I would work my way back to normalcy but that wasn’t in the cards. Another dear one fell ill and before I could catch my breath, I found myself back at the hospital more often than not. While I pray that my dear one recovers, I need to grab back some of my life…. for everyone’s sake. Especially my own.
Black and white photos of flowers are fascinating. Although color photos are stunning, it’s those easy to miss details that really catch my eye and those are seen best in black and white. At least, that’s what I think!
-I dropped the kids off at school, one of the few times I’ve been able to do it in recent weeks. I only held up the drop off line a little bit while handing off 4 year old Beej to his teacher.
-While waiting for pre-k to end, I stood in front of school and chatted with a mom and the crossing guard about tomatoes and peppers- growing them and storing them– two things I don’t actually do.
-I had the sweetest afternoon with Beej. He was thrilled beyond words when he found out that I had bought more “sprinkle eyes” for his lunch. He instructed me on how to make the perfect sandwich, complete with eyes and sprinkles for hair that he wanted to look just like mine. He felt that I did an accurate representation of recreating my hairstyle and now you understand why it was an accomplishment for me to even go out in public let alone speak to someone with hair that looks like that!
-Beej and I watched a new episode of Arthur, you know, the aardvark. Unlike his older brother CJ, much older and all knowing at the ripe old age of nine, Beej was fine with the idea that Arthur has remained eight years old for the past 22 years.
-I was able to sit down and read, like, and even comment on some posts!!!! before my eyes called it quits.
-I found time to write this post- something that doesn’t happen often lately- or if it does, my eyes are not up to the task of reading or writing.
To some these might seem like small things, but for me they are huge. Considering everything, it seemed like almost a normal day. It gave me hope. And that’s enough.