Saturday, November 19, 2011


It's 5:30 am on Saturday morning. I love the peace of the early morning. I am much more of a morning person than a night owl, and it's not unusual for me to be up by this time on my days off of work. This morning is no different, as I sip peppermint mocha coffee, poke around on the laptop and snuggle with Oscar on the couch. I confess I'm guilty of putting his blanket in the dryer so he could be warm and snuggly. 'Cause he loves that sort of thing.

We had a visitor in our bed all night....Gracie. Also known as the biggest bed hog EVER. Seriously. These days she is sporting a cute new short 'do. That girl is such a daredevil. She would have went shorter but I stopped her, fearful of the inevitable "haircut disaster". Cole on the other hand, stands his ground and refuses to have his haircut. Every day a little piece of my heart breaks away. HaHa. Paco says I have to choose my battles, and in the grand scheme of things I'll have to agree to let this one go for now. Here's the little miss:
We have been leading our cub scout pack in a service project building "Hunger Bags" that go to the food bank. So far we have built 550 bags, and are doing more tomorrow. We also participated in another local food drive, in which we were able to donate an entire pickup truck FULL of donated food. Awesome!

My friend Barb and I went to a Women's event this past week and listended to Abby Rike speak. She was a contestant on the "Biggest Loser", who lost her husband, 5 1/2 year old, and 2 week old in a terrible car accident. Her story is amazing. It helped me put my own life into perspective. I've been feeling a little overwhelmed with life lately.Just have had some tough stuff going on.  I wish I was better at not looking at the "big picture" and just taking the small steps every day. Sigh. I continuously have to re-correct my thinking and remind myself of the things that matter.

 I wonder if this blog post will make any sense because it seems like I'm blathering. Oh well. Think I'll just click publish at the end and not look back. :)