The only things that didn't sell? My crib, and a rocking chair. Yup. All that mourning, just to put them back in the attic. Sigh. I guess they were meant to be given away or loaned out. Again.
2. In a moment of unusually bad judgment, I agreed to work a 12-hour night shift immediately after the garage sale. Mercy, you have never seen the nods such as I had. Never again.
3. Yesterday was our 24th wedding anniversary. Man, I love that guy more every day. Can't imagine 'doing life' with anyone else. When we got married we used to dream about what our family was going to be like when we had a houseful of kids. It's pretty amazing when you realize it's much noisier in real life.
5. My squash (planted in a hurry on a whim) is coming in by the bushel. I pick six, and the next day there are twelve more to replace them. Gracious, I still haven't canned all my peaches yet! What to do with such plenty? (This, in spite of having to take - I kid you not - a WEED EATER to all the weeds in my garden (now there's a visual). I think God is being nice to me, a fumbling rookie gardener.)
6. I saw Marley & Me for the first time. Well, I say I saw it, but really I just heard most of it in the car as I drove home from a softball game, and the kids watched it. Then, when we realized we had arrived at the video store and had to return it, we left the car going, I crawled in the back seat with the kids, and we all sat there and bawled our eyes out for the last 15 minutes of the movie. Yes, I am a sap when it comes to pets, even ones that drive me crazy.
A Gentleman's Dignity
Goodbye, Gentle Friend
Yes, Buster was a gentleman (a massive one), here with Annie-7, before he (and his fur and slobber) been banished to the outdoors. He had the softest ears, and he loved nothing more than to have babies use him for a pillow.