You know, I’ve started this post a dozen times but I just don’t know what to tell you. I am positive you don’t want to hear about the hardships that comes with aging parents because some of you have it worse. I am sure you don’t want to hear about Mike and how awesome he is because you’ve heard it before. I am positive you don’t want to hear I can’t lose weight because …. well I’m not doing it right. I am sure you don’t want to hear about bus driving, coal shoveling, Minnesota weather, my dog illness.
But you see, I don’t write just for you…I write for me too so I’m going to write and if you want to you can read or comment, or you can delete or ignore or whatever tickles you pick. Because, even though I love hearing from you and knowing others are out there, I need to look back some day in life and remember.
My daddy is awesome. Every single day he tries his best to take care of mama and I. My mama, she works hard every single day to try and understand daddy and to keep him safe. As for me, I work hard trying to keep them both happy, taken care of and ahead. There are not enough hours in the day to take care of them, my family and myself and of course my grandma, friends and working. But I do the best I can and let the Lord take care of what I can’t. Or at least watch over it while I’m working on or with something else.
Mike is working and enjoying it and making a living. He bought himself a new to him 2007 pick up. He and I spent the afternoon together visiting some friends and doing a little bit of shopping. He still not a good cook or even good at planning meals but with a little help here and there he’s learning.
My elderly gentleman that I take care of, George, wanted to bake bread the other day. He used to make 5 loaves of bread a week and has been talking about it for a couple of weeks. So one day we made bread. Of course it was a cold Minnesota day so by time it was time for me to leave to drive bus it wasn’t ready to bake but his nephew baked it later and they said it was awesome. So once George is settled in his new home we’ll make some more.
Minnesota weather. It really has been a very different winter here. We’ve had the most mild winter I remember. Except for when it’s cold, than it’s very cold like today and tomorrow. 15-30 below. And last week we got about 6” of snow. Now nothing compared to our friends to the east though.
I told Mike that he couldn’t afford to buy me flowers this year. He has always, for as long as he’s been working, sent me flowers for Valentine’s. Last year he sent me the big teddy and a small bouquet of roses. This year he sent me the little teddy with Michael on it and a card that says …. you said you didn’t want flowers. I love my son!!!!
So for now, that is my life. Well really there’s lots more but even if I ever get a chance to re-read my post there is only so much time. If you’ve stayed long enough to read this, you are really awesome. If you skipped it to the end, well that’s okay too cuz you stayed a bit anyways. If you clicked delete, that’s okay too.
I hope you all had an awesome Valentine’s day. I got to spend it with Mike, friends, my parents, my grandma and her sister and a quiet evening with Jim. It was a wonderful day here.
Take care and have a blessed Sunday. Remember, even when life really stinks there are more things to be thankful for than you can count. I’m learning this.