And how they do grow even if not planted in the dirt!

And how they do grow even if not planted in the dirt!
Cap'n Thatch

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My GRILL it is a callin'

My Grill it s a callin'..............................................
AT LONG last, I met up with my personal favorite kitchen appliance patio grill. I usually have little problem using it all winter but this year has been entirely too cold. Vacation time this week eventually led me back to that big burnin' hunk of cold steel. Fabulous steak, portabello shrooms, zucchini, salad and some creamy garlic Parmesan grits. YUMMY! It is good to be back.

Anyway, what a crazy year it has been. Even vacation/spring break has been a total un-vacation so far. Much to do.....Much to do. I did find time this week to shop for all new bedding to go with my recently painted bedroom (thank you painter dude Branden Brakie). Isn't it amazing how thrilled a person can be over new bedding particularly when it includes 800 thread count sheets.... OHHHHH Be still my beating heart. It is nearly like moving into a new home. Must be a sign that I am actually a grown up. NAHHHH... NEVER!

My dear friend Mary lost her mother today. She is the baby of a very large family and had done everything a perfect daughter could ever do for a mother. She is a true blessing to her mother; a special gift from God. I am so proud of all she has done over the last several years to make her mom as comfortable as possible. God's love is with Mary, her mom and their family today.

When the big events happen, it gives cause to put the day to day trials and challenges in perspective. It makes me grateful for having people like Mary in my life. I cannot fathom my world without her though we are all here temporarily. We borrow the air and time and eventually pay it back. I pray that I find ways to touch the life of another as I have seen her do so many times with her larger than life heart.

Whitney and her best friend Krista went to Florida on spring break. They took Thatcher to see my in-laws. Here he is only 1 year old and already on his second trip to Florida. Until this week, we had not been away from him for more than 2 days. As one might imagine, we are ready for them to be home. That little bundle of joy wears us out but our hearts have a big hole while he is gone. Another blessing for which I will eternally praise God at least until the terrible two's kick in.

Hugs and kisses kids. Just come home safely.

1 comment:

  1. Deb, so glad to see you posting again. Wish I could have partaken of that first grilled meal of the season; everything sounded delicious! My thoughts and prayers are with your friend Mary and her family. You are so right that the big things help put the little things in perspective. I know you miss little Thatcher--he is adorable!--but he will be home soon. Thank you for all the updates!