I am still alive, but busier than a squirrel in a nut factory (with me being the biggest nut).  Falling into the bed every night from exhaustion and stress has become my norm.  In the grand scheme of things, my woes barely tip the scale of  the woes of mankind.  In my personal world, it is over the top. It is relative!

Today I took my car to have the windshield replaced and recalibrated.  (Miss the good old days of a windshield being only a piece of glass.)  LONG frustrating story of dealing with service representatives of two different companies.  Thankful I have a go to #2 Son to call for a ride when I find out it could take ALL DAY!  There are times I REALLY miss someone to help me with these kind of issues.  He and I decompressed as we drove home over the anxiety of dealing with our "out of the ordinaries".

I am still trying to put a house together.  My roomies brought their last load of "stuff" when they moved and I am not sure where we are going to put all this, but IT WILL GET PUT AWAY!  Trying the age old method of clearing one room at a time.  The garage is a DEFINITE BIG PROJECT!

The older grands have been sick lately---strep throat and a upper respiratory virus.  Lulu to the rescue--babysitting.  I am also helping #1 Granddaughter with her math.  Add to that helping the 6th Grader who is taking 7-8 math this year.  He is currently working on geometry--problems I did in the 10th grade.  The question I ask myself is what are they learning in high school if we are already doing this?  Has math changed that much?

SO--I am surviving and enjoying being with family day in day out.  We have not even threatened each other yet--so they are surviving also.  Someday I will get back on a schedule and write more frequently.  Bear with me.  

Things like this keep me smiling--(you may need to zoom in).

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change."
James 1:17


  1. Roomies? As in non-relatives not living with you? Strangers?

  2. Sounds like life is full! Praying you do have a few down hours to rest and recharge. Love your stories. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Just reading about your typical day is exhausting, Lulu - lol! Glad you could successfully have your car serviced, in spite of the wait. And yes, I zoomed in on that photo, and it certainly put a smile on my face. :)
    Hang in there!

  4. oh may you have energy for each day ... and a lovely naptime whenever possible. life sounds busy but how blessed to be by family, friend. may this weekend bring you some quiet hours.


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