Gratitude with TBB

fall?

Tuesday felt like a little preview of the fall to come, which I must say is one of my favourite seasons right up there with spring, summer and winter.  I spent the day playing with the kids indoors, avoiding the chilly rain and crisp air.  All the day needed was a pumpkin spice latte and the smell of a pie baking in the oven to make it complete.  The roast chicken that I did up for supper was not too shabby though.

It was a dreary sort of day with some impending changes taking place.

***Lucia has her first morning of daycare today.  She has, up until now, been spoiled in the loving care of my sister, but obviously for brand new baby reasons, that won't be happening again this year.  So Lucia is off to the same day care as Willis and I know she'll love it because their day care provider is a gem.  I'm a little sad about this but also happy for her to gain some independence.  To celebrate cope with this day, I'm going to get my hair done.  Because that makes me smile and I'm pretty sure I'll just want to cry, like I did when I dropped Willis off for his first day.

***Val leaves today.  She came over last night to say goodbye to the kids and it made me sad.  I really enjoyed her company and outlook on life.  She'll be missed (and not just by me- the kids, especially have grown quite fond of her- it is so cute how Lucia says her name in her squeaky little voice)  Bon voyage, Val!

***Baby Adelyn.   She is such a perfect little doll and am feeling very blessed to be her aunty.  I feel really bad for my sister right now who is recovering from a long labouring session and then c-section fun.  But not really fun.  She's my sister and I hate seeing her in pain and walking slowly and oh, so carefully.  No fun at all.  But that's what sisters is all about- when she hurts, I hurt, when she's happy, I'm happy.  I'm almost ashamed to admit it but I'm extremely jealous right now of the gift she and Rob just gave Kinsey: a little sister.  Having a sister is one of the best parts of my life and I'm really sad that I won't be giving Lucia that.  I really feel like she's going to miss out on something special.  Ah well, I'll get over it.

***Somehow I find August difficult to enjoy.  It feels like I'm being slingshot right back to school.  I try to avoid all thoughts of work- I haven't laid a hand on anything work related, included high heels, makeup, my straightener or dress clothes for that matter.  I still feel that I have a lot more of summer memories that need creating....

With that, I'm off...back to my list of projects...I finally got my VHS converting going and oh my, have I found some good oldies........beware......

Have a lovely day!


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