I hope your past two weeks have been great. Mine were wonderful! I loved being in Tennessee but I have to say - there is nothing like sleeping in my own bed. Oh I do love my own things. Do you feel that way when you travel? If I could move my friends to TN, I'd love to be there. But I would miss my friends here in DFW just too much to leave.
I am linking up (late) with the ladies at Suscipio on the Catholic Women's Almanac post. Check out the other ladies and what they are up to!
Thanking God For...
~My TN Family Who I loved visiting.
~My husband and child because they complete me.
~Being alive another day...
~My friend Jen who lost her mother, our beloved Geneva or "Granny".
~All those who lost loved ones in the recent Tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma.
~Health of my family.
~The mending of the dysfunction in so much of my family, immediate and extended.
~When visiting my family, I always find it interesting that we all find each other frustrating but so many of us are alike. It's just funny to me. It also makes me sad that I don't know many of them better. I wish I did. I wish there wasn't so much dysfunction and angst that many can't get past.
~Forgiveness. It is essential to our soul's ability to soar! We don't have to be around those who have hurt us in catastrophic ways. But if we don't forgive them, it will bring us down and keep us from God.
~And - how blessed we are to be alive for another day. I've really been thanking God daily for letting me live another day. It's a gift and I'm not wasting it.
Nothing new. The Catholic Bible and a few other things I'm finishing.
The ticking of the timer as my son fills in the empty map of the U.S.A. And - the occasional "how do you spell ___ State?" And him singing too. I love that little voice.
From the Kitchen...
Sunday night we ordered Chinese Food. We were unpacking and cleaning and it was just easier.
Monday we had fish, rice and green beans.
Tuesday we had grilled chicken over Salad.
Tonight is onions, green peppers, ground beef over spaghetti noodles. My husband calls it Yackmandoo (I'm sure I am spelling it wrong.
Thursday we will have baked chicken and salad.
Friday - fish.
Saturday - unsure. We will go to Mass and then have a light supper. Maybe leftovers.
Sunday - we are having friends over for dinner. Marque is making brisket and friends are bringing things. YAY
About Our Trip...
We did so many things on our trip. Saw Civil War sites. Went fishing. Visited friends and family. Went to the Loveless Cafe. Did school. Rested. Ate too much. Visited my Aunt & Uncle in their cemetery. Listened to and told stories. We just really enjoyed ourselves.
On the way back, we stopped to see my friend Jen and her family. We were so blessed to get to visit with her mama, whom we called Granny. I felt that we should stop by as we were heading there, but Jen contacted us and said we'd better come on the way back because she didn't have long. We were her last visitors. Bless her soul!
This is a picture of us all with Geneva!
And for the link with our trip photos in them, here you go - http://www.dropshots.com/texfamvid#date/2013-05
There are just TOO many to try to pick which to post. There may even be repeats as I have not cleaned it up yet.
Thanks for visiting my little blog.
Love, Hugs & Blessings,