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Friday, May 22, 2009

This time tomorrow the lake will be filled with the sites and sounds of summer

This is why I call it the Tree House. The tree grows right up through the deck...or rather they built the deck around the tree but it's more fun to say the tree grew up through my deck. And my world is about fun now. It's my choice.

It's a holiday weekend here in the US. The official start of summer even though it's still spring. Pull out your white shoes. I just cracked myself up....again. Do I even OWN a pair of white shoes??? OH.... yes, I do. My hiking sneakers. Well, in that case I better go put them on. I'm meeting Superman for a walk and dinner.

The lake here at the tree house will be jammin'. I'll have my tunes on. I'll be watching the boats go by. Kayaking, grilling, chilling, and most of all, being grateful to be able to soak it all in. This time last year I was hurtin' for certain. Neck brace, both of my knees to my toes were swollen like watermelons,... I could barely lift my arms to tip a cup to my lips or open a door. I chopped my hair off because I couldn't lift my arms to comb it.

This year I'm painting pictures of poppies, and clouds, and my son, and taking pictures every chance I get. I'm writing that "book" I always said I would "one day"...... I am a new grandma, and lived to see the sweetest baby in the entire world, my precious Emery. I got engaged to Superman. I have 3 new daughters. One is my son's new wife and the other 2 are Superman's daughters. Add one more son, a Marine to the list. How cool is that?? I gained a grandson named Devon, a budding artist. Another grandson on the way--due in July. Two new son-in-laws, and a huge family-in-law.Oh, yes, and a sweet lab-mix named Canaan. I am so very blessed.

How sweet it is to look back, and see how far I've come. I know I have some friends out here in Blog Land who understand exactly how I feel. I salute each and everyone of you for persevering. I borrowed this song that's playing and the next one, Simple Life, from my friend, Nolly Posh.
Enjoy my playlist.

Enjoy your weekend and be safe, everyone.


  1. Such a difference a year can make!

  2. I love the way you write. I can relate to your life as well. My Superman and I have been married for 8 years. He has a son and a daughter, I have just one daughter. It's a glorious time of life. I'm glad you're still around to enjoy the blessings. And thank you for sharing them with me.

  3. Snow, This is what I believe for you, too. This time next year you will look back, and will see how faraway you are from the pain you are experiencing now in your body. This will be your year!!! I believe it!

    You are so sweet, MzzLily. I can feel the hug from you wrapped alllll the way around the tree house. I'm genuinely happy you are happy, in love, and have fallen in love with a family you can call your own, too. I count you as a blessing, too. ;-)

  4. Your happiness comes through in your words.
    Such a beautiful place, a wonderful family, doing all the things you enjoy. Life is good, enjoy every second of it.

    Have a great weekend,

  5. Good morning, SQ Judy,

    That is a powerful compliment, and I accept it with my whole heart. Thank you so much, SQ. Wishing you a weekend full of fun, love and extra time to do it all in. Huggzzzz

  6. Wonderful post Sista! Made me look back to a year ago. I was so paranoid and miserable a year ago. Time is our best friend! I also believe that the tree grew through the deck! Last weekend was our official kick off to summer, Victoria Day long weekend. It's really showing around here. Enjoy your weekend! I'm so happy you gained such a lovely extended family, you sound so happy!

  7. I know what you mean when you say you look back and see how far you've come. I am getting least I hope I am.
    I like that deck. My Dad has a deck like that where the tree is growing up in the center. It does sound better to say it grew up through the deck than saying the patio was built around it.

  8. Thank you Sista Rain. I think looking back is sometimes the only way we can see progress----OR not. I know I was shocked last year to have such a sudden change in my world. I told Dylan I'm going to start calling it "the of road adventure" instead of the accident. We have much to be thankful for, Rain. Here's a toast to us and the last year! I'm not drinking this early in da morning... it's a java power surge I'm holding up to click cups with. ;-)

    Lady Bug, Here's a hug! Yes, you are getting there. Just the willingness to blog, stay connected and have a sense of humor says you are. ;-)


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