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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.

1 comment:

  1. well sister....I loved this blog, sorry I missed it a month ago! You make me smile! I love you!