Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stream of Consciousness Saturday

I was at a bridal shower today for my youngest daughter and her fiancĂ©.  I am so happy for them, but it's kind of breaking my heart at the same time.
 
It's funny, but not so funny how fast time goes by the older you get.  It seems like it was just last year that she started kindergarten.  Wasn't it just last week that she got her driver's license?  How is it even possible that Abby is 27 years old, a college graduate, an amazing first grade teacher and someone's fiancĂ©????  This time thing is just not right and certainly not fair.

Come July 18, all four of my girls will be married.  If I close my eyes, I can still hear them as little girls.  The giggles, the whispers, the yelling, the sweet little voices.  How did they get so grown up?  Nobody okayed this with me. 

I watched with such love and pride when my husband walked the first three girls down the aisle.  There is something different this time.  It's the baby.  It's the last time I will see one of my daughters walk down the aisle on her handsome father's arm.  It's the last time I will see that look on his face.  That special mix of love, pride and just a hint of sadness.  My girls are all daddy's girls.  Always have been, always will be and he eats it up.  They have such a special bond. 

It just doesn't seem possible that time has gone by so fast.  Or that the time went so fast writing this week.  Stop over at Jaime's and check out all the #SOC posts and join in, if you'd like.  It's really fun.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Old School Blogging



The "I" version.  The job is to finish each sentence after being given the first two words. 

I am busy!  It's that time of year when things start to get a little nuts with the end of the school year. 

I wonder if grand baby #5 will be a boy or a girl. 


I hear the tv in the bedroom.  That's where I should be.  I should be going to sleep instead of on the computer.

 
I see a summer filled with so much to do approaching.  We have weddings and showers and graduation parties and anniversary parties and vacations coming up in the next few months.  


I want time to just slow down.  Time is flying by and I feel like I am missing too much.


I am ready for school to be done.  I have so much to do to get ready for my daughter's wedding. 


I pretend that I am a size 8.  Stupid, I know, but I still do it.  Maybe one day in the near future, I actually will be.

I feel very tired.  Today was Preschool Olympics and it was awesome, but I have over 23,000 steps on my Fitbit for the day.


I worry that I don't get to spend as much time with my kids and grand kids as I'd like to.  It seems like the older I get, the faster time goes.  I hate that.


I cry far less than I used to.  Menopause was a great leveler for me. 


I am happy.  My life is wonderful and I love it.


I understand that I need to be good to myself.  It can't always be about everyone else.

I say what I think most of the times.  Sometimes it's just better to be quiet.  


I dream about a great big family vacation to Disney World with all 14 of us.  That would be awesome.


I try to exercise every morning before work.  It seems like if I don't do it then, it's to easy to make excuses later in the day.


I hope that my daughter's wedding is perfect and absolutely everything she hopes it will be.


I am blessed beyond belief.


I love old school blogging.  Maybe you would too.  If you'd like to join in, just head over to The Miss Elaine-ous Life and link up.