This has been a duzie of a weekend, and the week promises to follow suite.
On Friday night, late, there was a CRASH and then shattering glass sounded through the house. Matt and I both jumped up to see what had happened~and quickly discovered that the shelf holding all but two of our wedding presents had killed and mutilated our precious 'wordly goods'. I was SO upset, because those were REALLY sentimental! They were our wedding gifts; beautiful things that I wanted to hand down to my children! Not to mention, I have only a handful of truly valuable things that haven't been thrifted around this house and it HAD to be THOSE things that broke, not the bought-from-yardsale stuff. I am still not quite over it. :-(
The next day, I was in charge of a fruit platter at a baby shower I was attending and had promised a three-tiered fruit 'fountain' made by layering cake plates. But one of my cake plates had been a victim. But silly, stupid me, can't just put fruit on a PLATTER and call it good-oh no. No, no. I always just HAVE to go overboard to be happy. I made a makeshift one using some cups, glass plates and a bowl on top.
I won't tell you how many times it fell apart (with fruit dip AND fruit a'flying) but you can be sure it was more than once. Sigh. Sometimes you just can't win!
The rain just keeps pouring on down and the weatherman says to get used to it. Not too awful excited about that...especially since tomorrow I am making the hike to my parents' house 3 1/2 hours away, as a single Mama-all alone. And I HATE driving in rain. And who wants to visit for a week while it RAINS every day? Yep_ I am leaving Mattie for ANOTHER week.
There is lots to do this week while I am away. Hopefully, I will be able to help a few friends in need, if they allow me the pleasure. That is the reason for the trip, after all. Then there is the visiting, catching up, and biding time until I see my Mattie again. And at the end of the week, a thrill. We are going to Oma and Opa's house! We haven't seen them in ages and Miss Corynn is bursting from the seams with excitement. It is she, after all, that prays for them each day at lunch; it is she who begs to visit them nearly every time we go to town-not comprehending how far away it is; it is she who has been brought to tears because she misses them. We are all thrilled to be able to see them, finally.
So~tomorrow I leave. I was supposed to leave today but I had lots of things to finish in order to leave a welcoming house to Matt is my absence. I hate leaving him. Period. Even more so, though, when it is for such an extended time. My only consolation is that my time will be used in worthwhile pursuits, helping those who need it. I hope.
I still have to pack, so I ought to be grateful for the rain. It is, after all, the only thing barring the children from being outdoors all day long. Since the children have been indoors all day, I have also got a bit of a reprieve from tick duty. I have gone on tick alert since the weather turned warmer. This past week alone I've had to pry over a dozen ticks off of the childrens' (and my!) skin. Every night before bed we have inspection. Every night, they each have brought along a pet.
I really feel like a country wife now. I had never seen ticks or dealt with them before, but with tick inspection every day, who would NOT consider me a country gal? Although-the one that was half burrowed into Corynn's leg? I had Matt do that one-so...maybe I am not as far along as I thought...
I'd better be off~ Here's to a safe drive, a fun visit, and a healthy dose of serving others.
PS. Didn't have any new photos to post, so I post a few from a children's museum visit last year. They are WET, afterall.