I'm really not in the mood to blog right now, not really feeling the inspiration - but upon looking that it's been since Saturday that I've put a post up, I feel obligated.
Plus, sometimes my absence means I'm in bed with headaches, and I just want to assure any family I haven't chatted with lately that might be avid readers that that is not the case. Just lazy. =)
Brayden and Traig are both serving at Camp Harlow for their second of
three weeks as Counselor Apprentices. These boys were made for this
role....though it is tiring for them and stretches them, they are so
happy at Harlow. Just awesome. Tonight they get to spend the night out
there after staying for a staff-only worship-filled campfire evening.
It will probably be one of their favorite nights of the summer.
Meanwhile, I'm hanging with the girls up at Michele's house. Michael
does come home in the evenings, and Baxter the puggle is constantly at
my side, so we do have a little bit of testosterone mixed in. I drove
up with Mikayla early yesterday and it is just such a welcome retreat
It obviously hasn't been such a drag for the girls either. This afternoon we took a bike ride to pick blackberries (just had my second helping of the resulting blackberry cobbler....so good!) - and then ended up at aLimeberry - a franchise Fro Yo store that just opened in Dallas.
The girls have also spent a lot of time doing this.... Anyone out there remember these? The original "Fisher Price Little People"? Michele and I ADORED these toys as kids. Of this collection you see in the picture, about half are ones we played with and the other half acquired through Ebay. They will never be gotten rid of!
The other project during our stay was creating Ombre Tie Dye Infinity Scarves. The idea came from this Pinterest pin. I'm really excited about the end result. The girls enjoyed the project as well.
Finally, I have a question for any readers wanting to respond. Lately I've been presented with a lot of scenarios in which a person is grieving. Whether it is for a loved one that has passed away, a child who is suffering, a life that will never be what it could have been, or a very broken heart from a relationship being severed - plenty of folks shedding lots of tears over their loss. I feel like I'm able to share my own rough times and how I've gotten through, can offer tangible options for day-by-day coping, and have plenty of resources to suggest - but wonder if there's more (beyond praying for the individual) that I might be missing that could be essential to helping others move through their grieving. I'd love to hear any thoughts any of you have on this.