May 20, 2023
Celebrating My Son
May 19, 2023
Photos On A Friday
May 17, 2023
Sometimes I Wonder...
...why I scrub and set out the front porch furniture before the pollen covers it in yellow every single year.
...why my cup of coffee at the little old coffee shop tastes significantly better than the one I make at home.
...why my same set of flannel sheets is considered cozy in November but unbearably stifling in May.
...why none of my prescriptions need to be refilled from the pharmacy at the same time.
I can get frustrated. I can be confused. But I can also choose to be thankful because, compared to some, these are trivial things to ponder. That thought is not lost on me. But...still. The pollen! Ugh!
On a lighter note, this little guy turned 15 yesterday!!!! Kirby is our first pup, is referred to as King, and has been in our family longer than Flynn! He is a good dog who loves his life, and although he is a bit slower than he used to be, he still can run and jump with the best of them. He worships Steve, adores Peyton, and defers to me when they aren't available. Peyton made him some pumpkin muffins for his special day like she does every year. And he knew exactly what to do!
May 15, 2023
Monday Morning Coffee Talk
May 12, 2023
Really Random Friday Photos
Good Friday morning! I hope you had a good week and are ready for an even better weekend. I have some random photos on my camera roll, so let's get started! I made some coffee cake this week to put in Rhett's lunch, and then I inexplicably cut it and put it on this pretty cake stand because I thought it would be nice if anyone stopped by. In the old tv shows, doesn't the woman always have cake displayed just in case her neighbor drops in for a visit? It looks so nice, doesn't it? The hilarious thing is that no one would just pop in here for a visit! Everyone knows I require a phone call or text first!
I was back in the kitchen this week. I made a delicious beef and broccoli recipe I found online. Madison was here, and I was so glad for her help. This was a hands-on recipe of chopping, stirring, mixing, and seasoning simultaneously, so I was glad she was here! We even put Steve to work!
We have a regular visitor these days. He comes around a couple of times a day to check in. I call him Bill, after my dad. And I am always happy to see him!
I got nothing for this one. Maybe, as Flynn says, it's just "Vibe."
Our weekend looks lovely and full of family and fun. Tonight some of us are going to see the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. I need to get caught up on the first two. Either I have yet to see them, or I completely forget what they are about. Both are possibilities. The non-Marvel-movie people, Madison, Nicolas, and Steve, are going to have a lasagna dinner cooked by Nicolas and a nice evening walk. Me? I'll be watching a movie with popcorn and a large Dr. Pepper. Saturday, we have mass, and then, weather permitting, our first fire of the season, complete with s'mores. Sunday is Mother's Day, and I hope to visit my beautiful Mom in the early afternoon. Then we will have dinner here, my choice! What have I chosen for Mother's Day dinner? Hor Dogs on the grill! Yep! Hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, and deviled eggs! Peyton is making dessert too!
I told the kids I needed nothing on a Sunday in May to honor me as a mother. Every day I am reminded of how blessed I am to be their Mom. Several moments occurred that solidified this feeling, and I would like to share some of them with you here.
Flynn was due for a hair trim; Madison took her and made a day of it. They got their hair done, went for an iced coffee, and went shopping for shoes for summer. Flynn spent the night with Madison and Nicolas too! How amazing is this love between siblings? It isn't new, either.
Here are my people...minus Kyrstin, who was at work but was there in spirit right next to Rhett. These are the ones who bless me every single day and allow me to be what I always dreamed of being. Mom.