Monday, May 13, 2013

various and sundry and moving on...

Where to begin...

Mother's Day.
...
Was very nice.  We had planned a little out of town trip after we ran a 5K on Saturday morning. The 5K....ah, the one where I bit the pavement ...tore up my hand...dug out both knees and banged my forearm. Yes, THAT 5K. :)

But I finished it.

Then we headed east for three hours...

(did I mention Donald had a sore throat?)

Oh, so we arrived at our destination, grabbed lunch and hit Old Navy...
bought a good bit

(did I mention all four kids have no summer clothes, no swimming attire and no formal attire and we have a wedding in a couple of weeks?  Oh and shoes...no summer shoes and they all need new running shoes...)

oh ...
and the sore throat...
this would be the point in the trip where Donald starts running a fever...

Yeah.
So. we shopped and headed back to the room ...
where I looked up urgent care clinics
and
he got diagnosed  with strep throat.

FUN TIMES. :)

So , Saturday evening he took his meds and slept...
the kids swam for a couple of hours...
and I sat poolside, reading.

Sunday...
Mother's Day...was also Donald's birthday.
He was still running fever and feeling pretty yucky...
but we did an early ''beat the church folk/mother's day folk'' lunch at Olive Garden...
and then did some shopping at Target and picked up his free birthday dozen donuts at Krispy Kreme...

then we headed back toward Roswell.

It was a good weekend.
(I got new Bath and Body Works, a new watch, a manicure and am getting a new Vera Bradley...no complaints here)

In a few weeks, we will be leaving...
on the road again.

We knew when we took this assignment it was a three month deal....
but we really did hope for more-
but sequestration plays into all that...and so... we return to West Texas...and small town...and driving an hour to Walmart, soon.

We talked a little today.
Ideally, Donald wants to stay here. He LOVES his job here-it is his niche...
but
God has a different plan...
and sometimes...that's hard...
especially when you like His current one. :D

But, we've already started talking about putting in our square foot gardening plots...fixing up our front porch and making it cozy and making some magic space appear in our uber tiny house there... (and I realize tiny is relative...and it's not a complaint, not really, it's a nice house...it's just two bedrooms and one bedroom is filled with books, a very large L shaped desk and lots of storage stuff...so ...it's a one bedroom...with kids sleeping in the living room. ;)  (see...we've just got to work out better arrangements...it'll happen)  ...

I will miss being close to town...
and
my running group....

thinking about not being here for running on Saturdays makes me sad....
but I HOPE
we can drive up, maybe once a month and do a run with them...
we'll have to see-

I can run on my own...I really can...but I LOVE how running with the group...pushes me.

It will all work out.
It always does.

I'm looking forward to summer...
we have about two weeks of school left...

we have about a month until our beach vacation and my 40th birthday...

there will be a trip to GA this summer...

my momma always says, ''the only constant is change''

I'd rather look for the good...find the happy and look forward to the changes
than to fight them...

here's to what lies ahead...
and trusting Him who has already gone before me. :D


1 comment:

Stacey Lozano said...

Maybe you could start a running group there? ((hugs)) Change may be constant but that doesn't always mean it is easy. Praying as you go back/enter in to your new adventure.