My house is totally silent right now. Everyone is gone and all I can hear are the trees moving in the wind as a storm threatens to blow in. I love the quiet times like these because I find much peace in the still moments of life.
It was quite a week that was full of ups and downs, drama, prom, reflections, disappointments, anticipation, stress, eye-rolling, laughter, tears, an exhausted dog and a mom who put her foot down. Let me just highlight a few.
**I know, it's hard to believe this extremely meek soul would dare to put her foot down, but I did. It has to do with a certain level of respect that I expect children (or anyone for that matter) to have when they are in the confines of my home, be it in person, or phone. Of course I won't go into details as to protect the 'innocent', but let me just say, there are some kids out there that need a good mouth washing.
**My kids have experienced a lot of disappointment in their lives. Not just normal kid-type disappointment, but real life tough-stuff disappointment. It has happened as divorce, parents not getting along, step-families that didn't blend very well, friends who haven't acted so friendly, a less-than patient mom at times, bad choices, bad grades and a cherry on top. My sister-in-law was sweet enough to remind me that the disappointments in life are never as big as the cover of grace that we have extended over us by a God who is really, really big. And now I'm really bummed that she is moving back to Virginia, because she is full of awesome advice like that. And I'll miss her.
**Last night was my daughter's prom and she looked pretty darn cute. So did her boyfriend. She told me the best part of the evening was coming home and her and Kyle sitting around, listening to three adults tell crazy stories about a 95 Caprice and smokey burnouts. Yes, we know how to show kids a good time.
**Teenagers. Drama. Need I say more?
**Teenagers. Eye-rolling. Need I say more?
**My brother and his family are heading back to Virgina(the one with 12 kids...and counting) and we are really going to miss them. We got the whole gang together, played some wiffle ball, had a BBQ and discussed the audacity of the person who suggested that NASCAR remove the Confederate flag. Telling NASCAR to remove the Confederate flag is like suggesting the Dukes of Hazard drive a ford Pinto (yes, I purposely didn't capitalize the 'f' word. I'm a Chevy girl.)
**I am in extreme anticipation that this is going to be the best year of gardening yet. I've currently got 25 potato plants that have popped up, some rogue carrots going strong and hopefully I should see some lettuce, spinach, onions, cukes, zucchini, squash, pumpkins and radishes peek through any day now. Oh yeah, and beans.
I know it's short, but it's Sunday and the rain is starting to fall. To me, that's a good show to watch, so I'm going to go sit under cover of the deck and enjoy the spring rain as it works it's magic on my garden. Grow little seeds, grow!