Sunday, July 21, 2013
Uninterrupted Soak and A Glass of Wine............
Wow! What a week!
Things this week were a bit hectic. Not only was it awesomely (is that a word?) busy at the shop, but I think I'm making strides to win the battle with my accounting software. I also received confirmation of date and time and location for participating in the Delisle Culture Days, I've been booked into the "Word On The Street" Festival in Saskatoon for the third year running, and was able to make a bit of headway with the prep for our show on the 3rd of August! Woot!
To add to the excitement, our "roommates" have procured other living arrangements, and will be moving into their own lovely abodes at the end of the month.
Don't get me wrong, we love our kids and grandkids to death, but I think I can speak for all involved when I say we are all more than ready to have our own spaces. Let's face it, six adults, two munchkins, a cat and a dog, along with three households worth of "stuff" gets to feel a bit crowded after 5 or 6 months. We are so stoked that they will still all be living close enough to visit often. We are pretty dang lucky, and we know it.
Ethan will have a chance to get settled into his new surroundings before he takes his first steps into Kindergarten, and Jake will get to acclimate himself before he becomes a big brother. The timing is pretty great.
It's so important for these new little families to have their own space to grow and flourish. They need room to make decisions, mistakes, suppers, breakfasts in bed, private conversation, time for each other and their wee ones.
Me? I just look forward a long, uninterrupted soak in my glorious tub, surrounded by scented candles, a good book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.....something I've been missing since about February.
If someone were to ask my advice on having your grown children move back home, I guess it would be this........
Try to remain the grandparent, no matter how hard it will seem at times.
Just know that your kitchen, bathroom, well pretty much your whole house will be rearranged and you will no longer be privy to, or have much say in where anything goes.
Stuff..will...get...broken. Live with it.
Get as many grandbaby squeezes and games of hideandseektagpowerrangerninjaturtlebatmanpeekaboo as you can.
Be prepared to strap on your old referee gear for when the occasional relapse of "she started it" comes into play.
Remember this wasn't part of their plan either.
Love them through it, just like you've done throughout their lives.
Yep, the first half of 2013 has been eventful, to put it mildly. New roommates, new business, new grandbaby on the way..... I can hardly wait to see what the second half has in store!
As for the upcoming week.........
Tomorrow includes a road trip to the lake to assist my hubby in the installation of a new toilet and gas valve for a water heater.........I know, sounds glamorous, right?
Hopefully, this is followed by a bit of a walk along the beach and an opportunity to snap a few photos before we have to hurry home so I can get caught up on laundry, and other equally fabulous chores.
Also this week, we have a couple of fridges to install, a naked trailer that needs reassembly, a utility trailer to fix, and last, but not least, figure out what will be needed to repair the damage made by an involuntary bon fire that took place in the battery compartment of a 5th wheel camper. Poor guy.
Then, next Saturday is Milden's 2nd annual "Art In The Park". I'm still working on the logistics of being there, but we'll make it work somehow.
Last year we had to have it in the hall because of weather, hopefully Mother Nature co-operates this year.
Well that about does it for now...
Until next time I'll leave you with this wish......
May you be kind to everyone you encounter, strangers, acquaintances, and loved ones most of all.
May you understand the deep wounds inflicted by sharp words, they shatter trust, build walls.
May you see that keeping score of who does what to whom is a game that sports no winner, no prize.
May you, instead, be the hero, the comfort, a trustworthy friend, your reward will be reflected in their eyes.
May you see the quickest way to happiness is to bring joy to others without expectation.
May you know this in your heart, give it a whirl, sit back and enjoy all of the elation.
Until next week..