It’s a beautiful sunny Sunday (yay!) so here are 5 randoms from my little corner of the universe.
1 Cooked yesterday and doubled everything. Why? I’m dropping off half to oldest boy and the grands later today. The work/school/homework schedule is just nicer when you have “extras” around. Homemade soup, sloppy Joe’s, Game day brownies and more. To quote Mom, “Love is Groceries.“
2 It was Mom who taught me the significance of caring for others. On Mothering is just one of many posts I’ve written about her. She taught me so many things but, most importantly, she taught me how to mother. And, like her, I’m fierce — no apologies. Because of that, I can’t wrap my head around that our grand children’s mother left them like she did. But it was my wee Mom who reminded me He gave our boy big shoulders for a reason and sometimes Mom & Dad are the same person.
3 Stopped the other day to take this picture – October will end soon and all of this will pass. Don’t miss it.
4 I write as means to formalize my thoughts, connect-the-dots and express myself. Through this experience I’ve connected with many of you, and one I’ve even met in person (lucky me). When I write what I know – posts about life, relationships, personal growth, faith and home – you chime in and I love that so much.
5 Going back to Mom, she was moved to Nursing Home placement this week and, when asked how things were going, her response made me laugh. “I’m doing the best I can and managing to stay out of trouble… so far!” This center is small, 17 beds, and in a rural setting, which is much more her style. Both my sisters are certain she’ll get more personalized care and that’s of comfort to us all. Thinking of her it hit me that 5 years ago today I published my very first blog and, not surprisingly, I wrote about another life lesson learned from Mom. 5 years, 824 posts,179,273 visitors, still writing. Thank you for reading along.
Happy Sunday to you! When you look back over your blogging lifetime, what do you see?