Back to the grind and it hasn't been easy. I managed to hit the trail twice this week and will hopefully get in a couple more...the dog is turning out to be a welcome (if not slow...he has to smell every single thing) distraction from how hard it really is.
Feels good though. Really, really good.
I shared this photo already but I just laugh and laugh and laugh every time I look at it. I've needed the laughs...work has been hard lately. It's the end of the year and there is so much work to be done...but the end is in sight. Summer is coming.
Or so I've been told.
Happy hour with these gals...my neighborhood gals, is always a treat. Our kids have grown up together and because we live within spitting distance of each other, they know all the nitty gritty.
Plus, they make me laugh. Bonus.
I was telling someone this week about how I was able to be a SAHM for 19 years, on a church workers salary in SoCal and because of that, we had to give up one thing: real estate. Or rather, the size of the real estate we own. I look around at my little house on my little street and walk out front and have people who I adore surrounding me...well, this place is so very, very worth it.
Best decision we've ever made.
It's in bloom. Full bloom.
I was sitting on the couch the other night when up hopped this dude, who thought he'd get all comfy right next to me.
Ummm...no dogs on the couch.
But he's sooooo sweet.
Yesterday afternoon I broke down and rented a storage unit for the summer. Matthew had so much furniture, we have no garage and there was no place to put everything, so a storage unit became the option that has already proven to make me once again sane. The boys moved everything there and ahhhhh, we have breathing room again.
Unless you go into their bathroom. That's a whole 'nuther story.
It's fun for these few weeks that Matthew is home. Bri has been here a lot; Alex was between jobs and the only one not around much is Brian...football and basketball and school and an active social life?
Makes for a busy Brian.
I'm looking forward to this weekend. No plans...but hopefully lots of garden time. Oh, and we started watching The Wonder Years from the very beginning...fun!