Wanted to share some pics with y’all:
Love these guys.
Packing up The Big Boy…end of college years.
dreaded expected, December is flying by. And so far, it has not been kind.
I’m getting further and further behind on everything I want to do. This morning I realized I needed to focus on what I need to do. I think adding a consistent workout to my schedule has really thrown my entire life into a tail spin. I just can’t seem to get back on track with everything else. I know this will blow y’all away, but I had to sit down and make a couple lists of everything I need to do. I included a few wants in there also, but I realized that the wants may just not get done or may get done late. And, as my sister said to me this morning, I will get up the next morning as usual and keep going.
Being an introvert most of my life, and now a closet one, I find that the stress of having to get dressed up, go out, be social, i.e., Christmas parties and functions, sends me over the edge. Every year I tell My Man I’m just not going to do it next year. I’m just going to say no and not go. And every year he gives me his “but-I’m-a-super-extrovert” puppy dog look and I agree to go. And it will be fine and possibly even fun. Possibly.
Yesterday, our dear friend, Florence Brunner, passed away after a too-short battle with cancer. Flo was a fighter until the end. She didn’t want to go. She still had things she wanted to set right here on this side.She and I talked about this repeatedly. I never convinced her that she needed to let those things go. She was thinking of others until the very end. She was a true gem. Always laughing and smiling. Sticking her nose in our business like she was a part of our family; and she was and we let her. She would sneak over regularly for forbidden potato chips and pretzel rods and I always tried to have a bag of each stashed away, just for her. She gave us many, many beautiful Christmas treasures over the years and every year when I put them out, I will remember her with love and a smile. Flo was so much more than just a neighbor and friend. She was dearly loved by us, by my entire family and all of our friends. She is already missed.
Guess I better hit the list and get some things done. Love you guys. Chat soon.