Friday, October 31, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
9 months ago today, my mother made the journey to her heavenly home. With broken hearts we both mourned and celebrated her homecoming in relation to our loss. Today I sit at my desk and stare at a picture of our newest family member. He arrived safe and sound Sunday afternoon. He has captured our hearts with unfathomed love. I stand amazed at the tread that weaves in, out, and between each breath we take to become the tapestry of the circle of life.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Yesterday was National Bosses Day... Aka Bossy Britches Day (say that really fast ten times and see how it comes out). Today we're celebrating The Bossy Britches by fixing breakfast for them. It is so sexist but we came up with the idea and they seem to like it so there. For the record.... We have the best Bossy Britches ever!!!! Here's why our Bossy Britches are the best.
A. They don't take their bad moods out on us.... Well, if they even have bad moods, who knows because they are the same every single day. Not everyone can say that about their Bossy Britches (speaking from personal experience).
B. They tolerate my shenanigans quite well. If only my teachers had tolerated my shenanigans as well as The Bossy Britches do, I wouldn't have been so familiar with the corner of the classroom.
C. They are great at breaking things down for me like I'm a 3rd grader without making me feel dumb... Because not everyone speaks engineereze (sigh of relief).
D. Even though things have been really crummy lately at the office, and even though we feel like we are working in the dark, we know they would change things if they could. Just knowing that they know it sucks helps the suckiness not be as sucky. I don't know why, it just does.
E. They have oodles of compassion. We KNOW they actually care about us and our families. This is HUGE and should probably be moved up to A, but I don't want to have to re-letter everything so it's staying here. If everyone had the compassion they have, things wouldn't be so sucky right now... Just sayin
F . On National Administrative Assistant Day, they give us flowers, take us to eat at the super-duper, fancy-smancy golf club, and give us a card. Don't think that goes un-noticed by the unfortunate souls who don't have the pleasure of working for our Bossy Britches. It's been mentioned how well our Bossy Britches treat us. We know we are blessed.
G . They trust us to do our job and stay the heck out of our way so we can do it. Sounds simple, it's not.
So there you have it. Like I told one of The Bossy Britches yesterday, I hope like heck we're celebrating Bossy Britches Day together next year, but in case we're not..... YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST BOSSY BRITCHES EVER!!
Saturday, October 11, 2014
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I turned the page on my calendar today and saw the beautiful word….
In February, not long after mom died, I found out I was going to be a Lolli and Mike was going to be a Pops making the two of us none other than LolliPops. I thought the time would drag by and certainly the next three weeks will, but soon and very soon my beautiful baby boy PitterPatter will be here for me to hold in my arms and to wrap my heart around (like I haven’t already). This has been a particularly difficult year with the illness and death of my mom in such an up close and personal kind of way. Losing your mom is difficult under any circumstances, but caring for her during the most excruciating part of the illness was bittersweet, yet harsh. I can picture her holding her first grandchild during the last 9 months and getting to know him. I’m sure she handed out much wisdom and advice while they waited for his passage into this world. I’m so excited for his arrival, but I know he is in good company until the time arrives. Welcome, welcome, welcome October! I thought you would never get here.