Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I really haven't intended for this space to become a random, quarterly update, but it seems like that is what it is lately. Life continues to progress as usual, but time seems to go by much more quickly. I have spent it with friends (above, in Colorado) and family. Mostly, I am frustrated. I am frustrated for about 9 hours per day while I am at work. This is not really news to anyone, but getting it down in writing just feels right. I have done a few things to move forward and to help with these feelings, and that makes me feel good. I can't really give out details as of yet, but after the summer, I think I can.
My kids are the best, and Todd is good. His new job has proven to be very fulfilling and I believe he has found his calling. Hector has graduated from KWU (praise god!) and is working on his last 2 credit hours, and then will be REALLY done! It was an amazing weekend spent with his family and ours, and all of the people who have helped Hector get to this point in HIS life. We love him to pieces, but are also ready for him to take his leap from the nest!
We have been spending time lately with our newest favorite baby, Colin. He is the 4-month old son of friends of Hector and we (Molly) have been babysitting him recently, and what joy he brings! I can totally understand why folks love to be grandparents so much! I have a feeling that we will ALWAYS be a family who takes others in...be it babysitting for, or providing a place to live. We really love what folks different than us can bring into our lives.
I have been working really hard getting my body healthy this year, and now it is time for my mind. This life is just too short to be miserable, and there are many things I have control of and can change. I have found that cooking has been a great creative release for me, and Pinterest is just a fabulous place to find things and experiment. Our family eats together and much more healthy now. We ALL feel better (even when the kiddos complain about their veggies!). I wish I had more time to photograph. Right now, my running and health has taken the front seat, and thus the "spare" time in the day. Some day, again, it will move nearer to the top of the list.
It feels really good here in this writing chair...I believe I will try to get here more often.