The Morning Glories have finally bloomed!
Summer is winding down to an end and I couldn't be more relieved. It was a bit of a rough road this season and I am looking forward to turning over a new leaf. One of the best parts of fall...the beginning of the new school year!! I love my daughter to death, and I love spending time with her. But her going to school means that she has something that occupies her time during the day while I catch up on sleep after work. It means we have a SCHEDULE again. It isn't all about catching an hour here and two hours there when I can get it. It definitely helps my level of energy and my mood.
I've been trying to think of productive things to fill my time with lately. Thinking of being the important part of that sentence...I have yet to put many of these plans into action, but at least I'm slowly building up a list that I can knock things off of. Step one was changing out all of the fluorescent lightbulbs in the house that had been burned out for over a year now...that was a good 2 hour project. (Mainly due to the fact that the hubby had to take 2 trips to the hardware store instead of just 1...) We've been working on keeping the house in a presentable state, even though we don't have visitors over all that often.
I'd like to have more social gatherings at our house. I'm really starting to feel like it's home (it only took a year and a half for that one to sink in) and I want to share my home with all of my friends and family! We have a beautiful backyard when the grass is cut and the plants are growing. It's perfect for cookouts and other gatherings. I feel we need to be more social. I talk with so many people online and through texts and phone calls. I miss the face-to-face conversations that used to happen before all of this technology took over.
Am I the only one who feels that way??
Addendum - I have recently started and finished the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who has enjoyed either the Twilight series, the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, or any well-written love stories. I am emphasizing the well-written part. I loved the books and am already starting to re-read them....just wanted to pass that on to anyone who's been hesitant to start with them!!
Some days I just need my Black Sheep.
Every once in a while, I stumble off the path I was so dutifully following and find myself lost in a forest so thick you can't see even a pinprick of sunlight. When I realize just how lost I've allowed myself to become, I panic. The world starts to spin and I cling to the ground as tight as I can...lest I be jettisoned into space to float in limbo for eternity.
Enter my Black Sheep.
Over many years (more than 2 decades now) I have been lucky enough to find a handful of people who have made a monumental impact on my life and who seem destined to make that same level of impact on the world as a whole. They have the ability to save people using only thoughts and words. They are able to understand that sometimes you need to drop everything and be there for someone. They understand that saying one simple phrase carefully and meaningfully can be the difference between life and death. And they are very good at their jobs.
I consider us kindred spirits.
They are my Black Sheep, and only they know who they are.
Thank you each for being here for me. For coming running when I cry out in frustration or sadness. You each remind me that I am loved. And I love you all to pieces in return. I am here for all of you, always faithful.
Anytime. Anywhere. All you need to do is think of me and I'll be right there by your side.
Mother and wife by day, psych RN by night. So many different ways to view life. I try to take everything in and be very slow to judge.