Treking in the woods.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Small changes!

I have decided that the small changes in my life are the best changes. Today Richard and I drove to our favorite fruit and vegtable stand in New Plymoth and on our way home were visiting about typical things in life. Nothing that was of any great consequence but it opened my eyes to a change in my way of thinking. When we are young we save and plan for our futures, we have a certain goal or wants that we strive to achieve while working and making a living. It suddenly dawned on me that Richard and I are living our future. Wow! this is our future, I love it. I think Richard is a bit unsteady with it but he is trying to get used to it. His biggest change is that he does not have to have breakfast early anymore. I am not sure that is a good thing as we are always suppose to eat breakfast. His falls somewhere between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. You just never know with him. He has a favorite saying about retirement that he has 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday and an occassional holiday. I think it is as simple as me having a whole lot more husband and a whole lot less time for me. I miss the time I had on my own so am at the point where I cherish it even more.

If you think back over time at the changes we have experienced and the torment we put ourselves through during those changes it really seems silly. From boyfriends, girlfriends, having to move, job changes and so many more changes we always have let those changes dictate the movements of our lives. At this point in my life no change is devastating that it knocks me down. The loss of my Dad was very sad, I felt cheated, and I feel a very strong desire to spend every waking moment with my sisters. I allowed a misunderstanding to get blown out of proportion some years ago that drove a wedge between us. When Dad got sick that wedge melted away like it was made of ice. The love and intense emotion rushed back over me like a tidal wave. Going to Nebraska together was so much fun but scarey at the same time. We all knew that it was going to be the last time we saw Dad alive. Change took place and it was the best change we could have asked for.

In 5 weeks and 3 days Connie and Lucy will come to Idaho! We will celebrate our birthdays together for the first time in more than 40 years. To be totally honest I really do not remember ever spending a birthday with my sisters. I remember when Julia Chapman made Carol a Barbie Doll cake one year. It was so awsome that I wanted one to but did not dare ask for it. Well back to the present birthday, we are going shopping for birthday dresses. I have a couple of plans for Lucy and I can not wait. It will be so very much fun. I am so looking forward to going to quilt stores, making dinner, talking, walking, and on and on.

I do have a funny Richard conversation to write about. One evening we were laying in bed on the boat and Richard was giggling about the fact that he had been farting like a duck for on hour or so. I was giving him such a hard time about his methane gas production he decided he needed to design a "fart "car. A fart car I laughed, how many miles would it get to the toot? Of course that depends stictly on the type of food eaten to produce the methane. He decided the best for him would be salad as that not only produces an abundance of gas but it is very odiferous to boot. Then he decided it could be shaped like a brown turd. Well, Challis informed him the next day when we were laughing about this yet again that he had just reduced his shopper pool by more than half. Not only would few like the shape and color but a good rain storm would wash it away. We got the best laugh out of this conversation of pure nonsense. I love that about my husband. He comes up with some of the funniest things. I am so very glad I have him in my life. God was truly watching out for me when Richard came alone for me to love. I am truly blessed and very happy in my life.

Well It is time to get off here and go to bed. Good night all. Write a comment so I know you were here. Thanks.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A title ahhhhh nothing comes to mind!

Okay we will skip the title for now and see if something pops into my head as I write. For as much as I wrote in the past I have been very lax about writing with any kind of consistency. I can not say for sure if I will now but right this minute I will put this down on paper so to speak. I am not sure if I what I write is read by anyone but me!
Richard is sitting here in his chair asleep! I don't really mind as it gives me a chance to spend a small bit of time alone. Not physically alone but alone enough to be able to just think about what I want and not have to carry on a conversation or pay close attention to what is being said. Besides it is 12:30 in the morning and I really should go to bed but I have to much stuff in my head to try to sleep until I get some of it down! I am a lucky woman to have a man like him. He takes good care of me, he makes me laugh, he loves me beyond measure, and I love him more than life itself. I was talking with a dear friend of mine today and she was telling me that her and her boyfriend I recently been attending a small church in the town the live in Ohio. When he first started after such a long absence every prayer, every hymn, every kind word brought a flood of tears to the mans eyes. Richard did the same thing. Sitting in church with him was always hard to me as he always had tears in his eyes. He has a gentle soul and has always been a believer. I consider my self one of the luckiest women in the world.
In October Connie and Lucy will come to visit. I am so very excited that they will be here for Lucy's 49th birthday. We plan to go shopping for dresses. I have not bought a dress in more than 10 years. Wow this should be fun. What type of dress do you think I should get? I will trust the judgement of my two little sisters. They will not lead me astray!
I have this most wonderful renewed relationship with Carol, Connie and Lucy. When God closes a door he always opens a window somewhere. Well our window is a long dormant relationship and it is so lovely to have the window flung open wide to let the breeze of love and healing blow through. I wish we lived closer together but will satisfy myself with our once a year sister get together and with as many trips as we can manage otherwise. for Carol it will be hard but she is determined as we are to make the annual trek to be together. We already have a location for 2011, Sisters, Oregon. Teri says she is saving money to get there. Well time will tell if that is fact. I will do some checking to see what we can do in the area. There is shopping in Bend and Sisters as well as different places to sight see. Another thing to be excited about in my life. We should have fun cooking together, playing games, visiting and just hanging out.
Recently Erin, Isabelle and Lainey moved in with us. With her came Teia, Gracie and Daisy, 2 dogs and a cat. So far so good the cat has a bad attitude about my cat and Gracie is always chasing my cat. Poor TC, my cat, hardly ever leaves my bedroom. She is such a scaredy cat. It has been easy so far, Erin does not spend a lot of time here. Only when she has to work early in the mornings. Tommy has taken advantage only once, I sure hope it does not happen again. I do not like being mad at him for a stupid move. I really do not think Erin will be content to stay in the camper for very long. I think when she has to walk across the snow covered lawn it will get to be to much and she will move in with Challis once and for all. I suppose the only way to know for sure is to wait and see.
Well the night grows long and I am finally tired. I guess I should wake Richard up and go to bed. Live is good, God is great, and I am a lucky wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, aunt, great aunt, sister and friend. I love my life and everything about it.