It tried to snow most of the morning. In the afternoon, the sun has come out but it is C-O-L-D! Just bone chilling cold, wear a sweater inside cold, drink hot cocoa cold. It's a perfect soup day and the pot I made was the best pot of soup so far this year. Sadly, to Grace, there will still be several more soup days before her beloved sunshine and summer are here to stay.
I want to be clear that I not whining about the computer yesterday, I was just stating the facts. Honest. Please excuse the lack of photos for a while. I think if I post pix from the iPad and type on the laptop, it might come together but it won't be often for a while. Working on the problem.
Grace stayed home from school today with a bug of some sort. She was feverish and had a stomach ache. She does not like missing school and hates getting behind. We took it easy most of the day, with the exception of a little run to McD's (with Grace in her PJs) for a yogurt parfait. Tonight, it seems to be better, but she stayed home from YM/YW, so as not to share her bug with anyone else.
A few TV thoughts:
- The Bachelor Finale. YUCK. SERIOUS YUCK. I was so not amused. I was not excited about Jaun Pablo as the bachelor in the beginning, then I fell in love with his sweet accent and his gentlemanly manners in the beginning. But, by the end of last night, I was a little nauseous watching. No likee Jaun Pable. Eees not okay. Yuck. Not uplifting. Not positive. Not of good report. YUCK.
- Dancing with the Stars. Can't wait! SO glad that Jaun Pablo is not a dancer.
- Survivor ~ Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty. LOVE this game. Love this season already.
- Is there anything else on TV besides the news? I've not watched much of anything in months.
One last thought... Doug and I ran by to pay a quick visit to a friend recently. While waiting at their door, we witnessed some major drama up the street at a neighbor of the friends. We happen to know the neighbors. There were several vehicles, several people on the lawn, a lot of screaming and yelling and profanities being thrown. We were both concerned that we were only seconds from witnessing a knock-down drag-out fight on the ground. Our friends were not home, so we left quickly. As we drove back to our home, I was in tears, again reminded that the choices we make today determine our happiness tomorrow.
We came back into our home and found the kids together, in the gallery, catching up on Survivor. I walked in, hit pause, with tears rolling down my face. The kids were stunned and wondering "WHAT is happening!?!"
I said, "We've just witnessed something that you don't need to know details of, BUT... Again, I want to remind you that the choices you make do not only affect you, but everyone in your circle. Kelly made choices that were horrific in her life and those choices have affected so many people. Her choosing to stay with that one person for all these years has brought more pain and heartache to more people that she will ever realize! You are what your company is. You choose a friend who brings you down, and you may think it's only affecting you, but it can literally affect generations to come. SO! MAKE! GOOD! CHOICES!!!"
They were all three looking at me like, "WHAT JUST HAPPENED!?!" I told them again that what happened didn't matter, but that reminder hits me so hard and we just always want the best for them and they get the best when they choose the best.
An hour later, Grace came to me and said, "Mom, I always want to make good choices. Do you think that I will?" Doug was there and said, "We know you can and will, Grace!" Oh, how we pray that they do! Why can't people just see how important each and every choice that they make each and every day is!? Life would be so much more simple that way. Enough said.
Wow, didn't think I'd go there when I started the blog earlier today. Much is going on. Tomorrow is Grace's pre-op/consult for her wisdom teeth surgery. Doug's working lots of OT this week. It's almost ZJ's birthday! It's almost Doug's! It's almost our anniversary! Life is good.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.