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Happy new year!!!

Well, it is almost time to get back to work…  Luckily we only have a two day work week this week.  We have a wedding to attend this weekend.  We got a lot done this past week.

Here is to a great 2019.

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End of the year…

On the plus side a certain someone is on vacation through the end of the year and that makes my work life very happy…  With 5 children and their other halves, we typically don’t go too long of a stretch without some sort of issues arising.  I realize that we are very fortunate in many ways, but it still breaks my heart when we get a call from a distraught child (even though they are not little…).

I tell you facetime is so great – Hearing the cutest kids just talking while they are eating – or acting silly for Grandma’s is the greatest gift.

It is about that time of year when you reflect on another one in the books.  It had its ups and downs, but overall we made it through and we are better for it.  We will have a small crew here this Christmas – it is one of those things…  It hits you one moment and you are fine and the other you long for a full house.  We have two kids traveling to Italy – and one is toughing it out in Alaska – learning things I can only imagine to support our freedom.  Overall, we are very blessed.

Almost Time…

We are off to Denver in a couple days to watch our granddaughters…  3.5 and 2…  Constant energy and constant motion…  We will need a vacation after our vacation…  They are getting old enough now that they ask about the “suitcase” that has toys in it when we fly.  I don’t think they are as happy to see us as the bag… Oh well – we will take what we can get…

Looking forward to unplugging a bit.  I think work will be here when we get back.  If not…  We will deal with it.

 

Just Embarassing

It is just embarrassing how certain folks act – and they represent are supposed to be people who represent the masses…  I really can’t stomach to much of the news and Mary is always telling me that I need to pay attention – but sometimes the reporters are spinning things and they are not much better.  It seems to be an epidemic.  I like simple.  I like hard working.  I am not so naive that I believe shit never happened before – we just didn’t put it out there and we showed respect for people and hopefully we righted wrongs…  Who knows.  All I know is this is a mess.  A really, really big one that is just draining…

It is the weekend though.  I am going to think positively…  Hopefully take the kayak out and spend some time paddling along.  There is a lot of good in the world – in people – I need to focus on that.  We need to help each other and we need to be kind and support one another.  Just be the change you want to see…

Pshew…

Well we have a new Mr. and Mrs. in the family…  Seems like we planned forever and then poof – it was over.

All the stars aligned and all five kids and their others were home.  We had a lot of fun and a lot of activity, but we just couldn’t slow time down…  Most importantly Garratt and Corey had a wonderful time.  We made it through the rain and inebriated guests – who were unfortunately were my relatives…  Had a few comments that should not have been made, but overall we looked past all that and we all had a good time.  Some things never change and you can’t let it get you down.  We had so much fun and we are so proud of all of our kids and just are so blessed to have their love and support.  We took so many pictures…  I can’t wait to get the professional ones back.  The photographer put some up on her website –  http://www.britjaye.com/blog/springfieldcountryclubwedding

So, the day the Denver folks were coming in, it was 90+ outside and our air conditioner broke.  Our friend came and fixed it – and by fix, I mean gave it life support.  So, now that we are finishing paying for the wedding, we get to pay for a new furnace and air conditioning unit.  I will be working until I am 90…   Really can’t complain, both are original to the house, which is 30 years.

I do miss having everyone around though…  We are truly blessed.

 

The wedding is within site and the army doesn’t know if Morgan can come home or not.  For some reason her command said it would be a done deal – especially since it was a holiday weekend – but now it had to be run up the chain…  in Arizona.  I am still holding good thoughts.  Hard to do, but I am trying…  In November she will leave for at least a year to go overseas – it would be nice for them to allow her to come home.  Just sayin…

It is getting so close.  All of the last minute things – the things that go wrong and dealing with it all.  Learned my lesson the hard way on ordering the flower girl dresses online from this one company – at some point you just have to realize it is money that is gone.  Start over.  Oh well…  So excited for them though…  We still need shoes…  Accessories…  Spanx (since we are not going to lose weight from the wine we consume from the stress…) Oh, and we haven’t tried the dresses on since we bought them…

We are dropping our youngest off for her final year in college this weekend.  She is graduating a year early…  Taking a “gap” year to volunteer and work – then she is taking the LSAT…  Two dogs were skunked a couple weeks back – we now walk them before we feed them and walk them – it is too early for wine…  It has been busy – but it is all good – we just want Morgan to be home with the other four.  Calling for good mojo…  Come on army!

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