Holy smokes, I feel like I haven’t written in years, [it’s been like 4 days ]!
I had a nice, long weekend to relax & spend time with family. Unfortunately, I don’t have a spring break this school year because of the construction [we’re getting out in mid May], but had this past Friday & Monday off; it was glorious & makes me crave summer break… soon enough, soon enough.
This weekend held everything that makes my heart happy: Netflix nights with Tony, Ace snuggles, time with family, & house projects. My favorite thing about this weekend was seeing my grandpa on Easter. I haven’t seen him since Christmas, which is WAY too long & something I told myself I would NEVER let happen after my grandma passed last spring. I think about him often, most of my thoughts are worries that he sits home by himself. Sometimes I think that’s why I make excuses not to visit him; I’m afraid I’ll get too sad. I have to figure out a way to be stronger, for him, & visit with him more frequently. He always sends oranges home with my mom, for me, whenever she visits him. Even the thought of this gesture makes me tear up – he’s the sweetest grandpa, ever, & my heart was singing after visiting with him on Sunday.
I spent my Friday and Monday checking off a house project I have put off for far too long. Painting the living room and kitchen – CHECK! Why does checking a box or crossing a task off a list make me so happy? I mean, seriously? Anybody else have this enjoyment? No? Bueller? You would think I won the lottery with the amount of excitement spewing from my eyes & the grin on my face as Tony got home from work last night. But so much for relaxation?? I spent ten hours painting!
One of my other favorite moments from the long weekend was capturing this image of my family. We rarely take pictures, [Tony & I], so this was a treat. PLUS, Ace got to be included. It is an image that will be displayed proudly in my gallery wall – whenever I get around actually putting one together – ha!
Well, off I go to make a Doherty staple – stuffed mushrooms, [I promise I’ll share the recipe soon- however, just know- it is NOT healthy!]
Happy Tuesday, Tulips!