...so hop on over and see today's post by Cassie at Mockingbird Hill! Get yourself a big wide grin!
I will admit I am so far behind now I may never catch up! I am visiting you all as I can and enjoying myself immensely. I have missed out on so much! Still, I have yet to get to some of your special blog homes and I just hate that! Please know I am thinking about all of you even when I do not get the time to leave a comment. I think that is the only way I can catch up properly! I will be by to see you all, of that I promise!Gosh, do I ever need a cuppa!I think I may have hit that proverbial wall of *argh* tonight. The last 3 weeks have caught up with me and I am going to admit I am only human. Yes, hard to believe isn't it? Try not to be too upset. *snicker* Between the ever growing laundry Vesuvius that may erupt at any moment, chasing all the dust bunnies that have been rapidly multiplying in my absence *passionate little devils aren't they?*, vacuuming up all the hair that 2 dogs and 2 cats can produce, cleaning up after one messy gen- xer who has been developing software AND using my cups and glasses as petri dishes *what IS that stuff?*, one 9 year old perpetual motion machine who has 278,965 art projects left unfinished in her room, one overwhelmed 51 year old husband who finally gave up on the bedrooms in an attempt to keep the bathrooms from being closed down by the board of health AND unpacking the suitcases before someone *meaning ME* breaks a leg after falling over them for the 45,872 time...whew...I am tired. Pooped. Then there is tomorrow where I will need to get my mother to her eye appointment, one more doctor appointment and the hairdresser, run to the grocery *ARGH! Thanksgiving in in LESS than a week!*, pick up my nephew at his school, take another crack at cleaning and laundry, take Henry to the vet for his annual check up, fix dinner and then take Grace to a Girl Scout function. Just last month someone asked me I ever get bored being a *stay at home mom*. Bored?? Oh PLEASE give me bored! I crave boredom! But please do not think I am complaining! I promise you I am not. Okay, maybe just a little. OKAY! A LOT but hey...in reality I am GLAD to have all of this laundry. It means my family is well clothed. Uh huh, the housework took a back seat to my mother's recovery but just the fact that I HAVE so much housework means I HAVE a house to live in. And what is a little dust compared to my Mother's smile? Dan's amateur science experiments just mean he was in his room, drinking coffee so he could keep at his work. And yes, that means he is well employed as well as in college. Grace's art work is beautiful and worth far more than a picture perfect room. Besides, I doubt that HGTV will be showcasing it any time soon anyway darn 'em. The still packed suitcases? They represent a delicious trip with friends that will be locked in our memories forever. I will just try to overlook my stubbed toe. The pet hair? We HAVE pets! And we loved having Mom's doggie here with us. Wouldn't trade these faithful companions for anything in the world but I am still hoping this new "FURminator" tool works! The overwhelmed husband? Well, he took over my duties here, after working hard all day, so I could be with my mother. So he was a little overwhelmed. He kept the house standing, the pets alive and my treasured blog friends informed. And he did it all while looking pretty darned cute. Blessings...blessings can be found everywhere can't they? As we head into Thanksgiving week, I am very mindful of all I have in my life. And I never forget for one second how blessed I am to have all of you. Have a sweet Friday dear friends.