(only because it wasn't ME)
There's been "an incident" he tells me.
His whole thigh was saturated.
(Termite and Carpenter Ant damage)
(Door frame rot...)
(MESSY/TIME CONSUMING/EXPENSIVE PROJECT!!!)
In the midst of the chaos...
I snuck away to watch some of this:
(it's a clip from our family reunion)
It made me giggle.
It reminded me of all the things
that I have to be grateful for.
One of them being LAUGHTER.
I LOVE my sister-n-law Rachael.
We love to LAUGH.
That's all we do when we're together.
I was feeling better already.
So I called my lice infested girls up to the bathroom.
"Come join me!" I excitedly tell them
"And BRING SOME plastic BAGS!"
"We're gonna have some FUN!"
"We WILL be victorious!" I proclaim.
The girls do their victory dances.
I joined in.
Then I lathered us all up in Listerine,
threw the bags over our heads...
kissed them all soundly
and put them to bed.
As I layed in mine,
I thought about all of my many blessings.
(too numerous to list them all)
I thought about Uncle Roger and his son
who gave up a day to spend working at our house.
I thought about how he got my dishwasher working again
after 3 years of not being able to use it.
I thought about how my family was safe from their travels
and that we're all together again.
And how lucky we are to have a home to live in,
even though it has some issues.
I thought about how I could finally fall asleep
knowing that everything will be okay.
We are so grateful to live in such a beautiful area.
(that costs us little or nothing to enjoy)
Thanks to such great friends.
I feel as if I am being watched over.
(no...not by the lice)
So many blessings, more than I can count.
I am grateful...I am blessed.
(last two children returning next week)
But that's okay,
I ate plenty for all of us.
(Cell phones have been nice to catch moments like these since carrying my big camera around all the time isn't possible. The quality of the pictures aren't so great, but the memories are.)
Here is our LOOT! We probably could have picked twice as much but my body was tired, achy and HOT from our walk so I threw up the white flag first.
(won't Mimi and Grampy be SO happy for some freezer jam?)