A gallon of glue and a first time for everything …

Being 50 years old it often surprises me when I can say, “Wow, I’ve never done that before!” Like today, when I bought a gallon of glue. A GALLON OF GLUE. Whoa. I have a lot of teacher and principal friends so you would think that the volume of glue wouldn’t surprise me. But it does! I didn’t even know that they sold glue by the gallon! Milk, YES. Gas, YES. But glue?!?! NO. Heck, I even taught the crafts class for our church’s Vacation Bible School for years, and I still had NO CLUE!

Well, I hope you all have a day where there is a first time for everything!!!

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Good things …

Some things occur out of happenstance. Other things you can make happen. And then there are things that cannot be moved along through any action or effort. These are the things that take time. These are things that are beyond our control. These are the things that cause us to WAIT. And they are worth every aching moment that is filled with anticipation. If I didn’t believe this before, I certainly do after today.

Well, I hope you all had a day filled with good things!!!

YAY … ish … AGAIN …

I woke up at 3 am all on my own. AGAIN. At 3:30 I realized I wasn’t going to fall back to sleep without a fight. A few years ago I created a little yoga stretch sequence that I can do in bed. It either wakes me up or stretches me out enough so that I can relax and go back to sleep. Today it worked like a charm and I fell back to sleep before 4 am. YAY … ish. I then proceeded to have a crazy dream about my ceiling falling down from a water leak. I woke up in a panic at 4:30 searching my ceiling for any bulging and dripping water. Luckily it was fine. But I was wide awake. AGAIN. I tried my hardest to fall back to sleep but this time it wasn’t happening. So I got up and went on an early morning walk. I surrendered to the idea that God was just going to give me more hours in my day to enjoy. YAY … ish. AGAIN.

Well, I hope you all have a day we’re you rise, stretch, dream, freak out and give in!!!

A friend like mine…

This morning I had coffee and spent time with my close friend Patti. Except she lives in Minnesota and we were texting. But it’s all GOOD! It was early, the house was quiet and we had time for long drawn out texts about life. It was everything I needed. Patti is that honest, going to tell it like it is, type of friend. And I love it. AND HER. She is one of my biggest cheerleaders and will kick me in my tush when I need it. This is also the same woman who talked about me running my first marathon far before I ever ran my first half. She sees things in me, I never can. She has awakened thoughts in my head, I didn’t even know where there. And let me tell you, when this women believes in you, she makes sure that you do too. She is just awesome that way!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have a friend like mine!!!

You do you …

This is the first Saturday that we don’t have anything scheduled, AND WE ARE HOME. I honestly don’t remember our last Saturday home when we had nothing on our calendar. It’s such an incredible feeling! I plan on using this free time wisely too. I am going to enjoy the heck out of myself by getting into my kitchen and doing some cooking, baking and creating. I know that doesn’t sound like a ton of fun to most people and that’s OK. We don’t all have to like or do the same things. And GOD FORBID, don’t ever put yourself in a position where you think you have FAKE it. The REAL you will thank you for it! Honestly, I think one of the most IMPORTANT life lessons we can EVER learn is to do what we love even if no one else understands.

Well, I hope you all have a day where YOU DO YOU!!!

Overcoming every obstacle …

I’m not sure if this is about bad luck, perseverance, the love I have for my son or just straight up craziness.

Last year Family Weekend, at George’s university, was canceled due to the Northern California Wildfires. Sad, but COMPLETELY understandable!

Flash forward to a few weeks ago …

I was in a sad-missing-my-son kinda funk, so I booked flights for this year’s Family Weekend. But it sort of backfired. It actually made me a little bit sadder because I realized that the weekend it was being held was two months away. UGH. A few weeks later I was trying to remember if I had booked a rental car along with our flights. I SERIOUSLY, couldn’t remember! In searching for that confirmation, I realized that I never made a hotel reservation. THAT would have been a HUGE BUMMER had I not caught that one! Yesterday we got the official Family Weekend registration email but when I went to register the links didn’t work for me. I finally figured THAT out and then realized that I didn’t know George’s Student ID # to complete the registration. I looked EVERYWHERE for it but I still couldn’t find it. So I text George and, after a few hours, he text me back and gave me his ID number. YAY!

I am happy to say that I was FINALLY able to complete all the details of this little trip … um … I think.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you overcome every obstacle!!!