Well, it’s been a week since my last post. For those of you who look forward to reading these posts each day, I apologize. It’s just been one of those weeks where my wife and I crashed down to earth, physically exhausted, and I’ve been completely unable to focus. Hopefully most of that is behind me. Because quite honestly, I’ve missed our time together. You folks give me a lot to look forward to each day.
First of all, thanks so much for all of the heartfelt thoughts on the passing of my mother-in-law. Between that and my daughter losing her unborn baby two weeks earlier, it’s been a tough month. But it really helps to be able to write about these things, and you folks have been there with a smile and some kind words that really hit the spot. Thank you.
Tomorrow is my grandson’s birthday. He’ll be eleven this year. It’s hard to believe he’s that old. He’s the kind of kid who wants to grow up, but still enjoys being young. He loves to play outside, and isn’t too big to give Grandma & Grandpa a kiss and hug, even if his friends are watching. I know those days will come to an end all too soon, but I also believe we’ll always have an extra special relationship because of the closeness we’ve shared over the years. I sure hope so anyway.
A couple of you have asked about the household projects I wrote about a few weeks ago. They’re coming along – mostly painting and trim work so far, and I’ve got a lot left to do. But I’m doing what I can to get these things done before the weather gets really good, because I don’t plan to spend a lot of time in the house this spring and summer.
For those of you on the other side of the equator, I guess you’re enjoying the last days of summer. I hope it’s been a nice one. Around here, the roads are a testament to how brutal this winter really was. Salt has a pretty nasty effect on pavement, and my first few rides on the motorcycle have taught me to keep a close eye out for potholes, because some of them are deep enough to really mess up your day. But warmer weather is poking through, and I got to take my first group ride of the year yesterday. It was cold, but still nice.
My plan is to get back on track this week with daily blogs. It’s amazing how mental stress can leave you so physically exhausted, but I think the worst is behind us and we’re trying to get back to normal. I have a feeling we’ll re-define the meaning of “normal” over the coming months, but I’m looking forward to seeing where the road leads.
That’s about it for now. Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers over the past month. It’s meant more than I can begin to say. You folks are the reason I write this blog, and I always look forward to our time together. Thanks!