1. Today’s my Friday! In a week Sissy will greet me at the Saskatoon airport and, between a mix of tears and smiles, we’ll make our way to Mom’s where I’ll remain for 7 days. Getting ready for a trip like that means I need a bit of time at home first. I’ll tidy up tomorrow, cook a few meals to pop in the freezer, and spend some time with my guys and grands. Ahh .. Heaven.
Appreciate the little things in life, one day you’ll look back and realize those were the big things. –Anonymous
2. Speaking of Mom, she and I talked last night and she had questions about “this Mother’s Day brunch” I’m organizing. She’s one capable lady and wanted the details. Who’s coming? What time? What should we make, etc. But it was her quiet mention of inviting a distant grandchild that touched my heart. My oldest brother’s daughter, the one she doesn’t see as much as the others. The one with her own family and Mother to Mom’s 3 great-grandsons. My response, “Mom, if you’d like to include them then by all means do so.” I could hear her smiles over the phone. It’s just food and I can make more. 🙂
A mom reads you like a book, and wherever she goes, people read you like a glowing book review. ~Robert Brault
3. The company I work for announced some big news this week and I know that means reorganizations and realignment in our future. People are already jockeying and posturing and aligning. I am in a good place and probably have as much security as could be had, given the situation. Having said that, it’s not the news that rattles me, it’s the behavior. Geez Louise, people, do your work, stay the course, and let it sort itself out.
“Whatever follows ‘I am’ is going to come looking for you.” – Joel Osteen
4. Speaking of family, I called my sister last night. No, not Sissy, the other one, the one I haven’t been as close to. Yes it was awkward, but over a bit of time, she warmed up and the conversation was a bit easier. Of course, we stayed in a safe swim lane of topics – Mom, the weather, and my sister’s life. There was no inquiry of me and mine, but that’s not new, it’s just more. I know the effort was probably for naught, but when I listened to Mom speak longingly of her sisters, she helped me remember that I still have two.
“It doesn’t take a whole long life to realize that what we deserve to have, we rarely get.” ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
5. Totally off topic, I saw this recently and cracked up. I bet you do, too:
Happy Thursday, peeps!