I had an 18 day vacation up the Eastern seaboard--to Boston, Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Quebec, Canada--so you'd think I would be, herewith, displaying one beautiful Kodak moment after another. That would be expected. And you'd think I would be grateful enough not to complain about anything, after such a grand tour and time away from the usual responsibilities.
But October is a big month in our family and it's kicking my behind.
In October, we are celebrating 6 family birthdays and our anniversary. This past weekend we put together a surprise party for my 16 year old grandson. So my post-vacation re-entry was fast and fierce. I went through the front door with all engines running full throttle. I threw everything out of my suitcases,(minus one tennis shoe obviously stolen by TSA) and have yet to finish washing our clothes.
We also closed escrow on a little dream we've had--a farm/ranch/getaway place-- and we've been working overtime trying to get the lights working and the cobwebs swept away. In the midst of all that, I also work out 4 days a week, cook Family Dinner every Monday night, participate in a women's Bible study group, and teach Sunday school. If you aren't overloaded by my chaos yet, there's more where all that came from. Worst of all for me is that I have a very dear group of bereaved mom's that I meet with online. We are in the process of working through a devotional book together, and my hectic schedule has basically stalled everyone out. Oh me, oh my. Overload.
So I hope this explains my long silence here, my lack of photos, and my email, blog comment and facebook gaps.
I will get it together some day, but probably not this Fall...nor probably even by Christmas.
But I haven't stopped thinking about you all and missing you.