Saturday, July 25, 2015

Grandbaby Sleepovers and Some Art In The Park!


Well, another busy week has come and gone......

Gratefully, it was another busy one at the shop, a lot of A/C issues going on right now......go figure..

We had a sleep-over guest, mid-week, as our oldest grandson came for a bit of a visit. He's getting to be such a "guy." You know what I mean......he is at the age where any and all bodily functions, good, bad, or indifferent, are completely hilarious; he's hungry all the time, and has become fluent in two languages, "grunt" and "video game." He is also sweet, cute, brilliant and has not yet become to cool to snuggle with Grandma on the couch. I'm not sure how much longer that will I will accept every cuddle offered ...................

Then, today was an "Art in the Park" event right here in lil ol' Milden.  It was a beautiful day, and thanks to some lovely people and their fantastic umbrella, this translucent wonder walked away from a day spent entirely outside with little more than a bit of a sun punch to the face. It definitely could have been a lot worse. Thank you to whomever invented sunscreen. You are my personal hero.

It was a great day spent meeting new people and catching up with those I haven't seen in a while. Visited with some who have just recently completed that most horrible ride on the chemo roller coaster. Worn, tired, still struggling with the lingering pain with which this most necessary of evils tortures it's victims. Victims is not the right word. Victors. Yes. Victors.

These, the ones forced to go on this life altering, terrifying, loathsome ride, and come out still standing. Victors.... not victims.

You never have to cast a net very far to find someone who's struggle is more difficult than your own. We are not always privy to the turmoil behind the eyes, the pain that lives just beneath the surface. This is why it's so important to be kind to each other....always... in all ways.  You can never make a person's day worse by being nice, and meaning it, but you can always make it, at least a little bit, better.

As for the next while.........

Prepping and rehearsing for a big family reunion next weekend....gonna be a blast!

Busy busy busy at the shop..........

Grandbaby squeezin'

Donate blood...........

Cut a couple of pounds of hair off and get my wisdom highlights taken care of............


Well, that about does it for another week!!!!

Until next time...........

May every struggle be counterbalanced ten-fold by a joy so brilliant it makes you cry.
May you get through every difficulty without any heavy effort, without even having to try.

May any lingering remnants of your fight leave you quickly, markedly fading with each passing night.
May you never again have to battle this monster, feeling that helplessness, living that fright.

May you find strength in your victory, for you are still here, this monster did not claim who you are.
May you find strength in your victory, power in your triumph, let these be your battle scars.

Until then..........

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