This week has been one of the busiest so far this year. Take two teenagers home sick with fever and horrible cold, a party you are planning for a four year old preschool class and an annual Halloween dinner for family with trick or treating on the 31st and you only have time for one job. I had no time to be a blogger, gardener or even turn on the computer. I had to buckle down and bring sick kids home and get games and food together for the preschool.
The party went well, as my four year old said, "That was the best Halloween party ever!" Not that she has been to that many in her life but I will take that compliment. As I was washing dishes thinking of those affected on the east coast I reminded myself of how we need to be thankful for the ordinary days of runny noses, Kleenex boxes, rice krispy treats and over excited four year olds on too much sugar. These are good times of wrapping my arms around my kids under my roof that is solid and fine and I will enjoy the fun of the week and dote on my sickies because I can.
Really nothing else matters right? So I took the last few days to focus on the family and the basics and it felt good to hunker down and do what moms do best. I will have to post some pictures of my SIL's Halloween party from last weekend. I have not had that much fun in years. It was 80s themed and I was a teen in the 80s and all the great music just was a blast. We danced for hours and are still paying for it but it was just the best. I think I smiled and laughed all night just hearing great songs that took me back. That or I really needed a night off to let loose. It was awesome. She did a great job.
So the bowl is ready full of candy, I will be cleaning and cooking for our guests that will arrive tomorrow night around five and be prayerful for those that are suffering because of that giant storm. Are still suffering for that matter. I will keep you in my prayers and on my mind. Just amazing how life can change in one day like that. Take care my friends.