Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Back In Order

I've been back home for two full days now and have just completed my 18th load of laundry.  Every piece of clothing, every towel, every beach towel, every rug and every sheet is now clean and fresh today, the washing machine will get a rest.

She deserves it.


I took myself on my newest favorite hiking/walking/trotting (my form of running is actually a trot) trail near my has only one big hill and from the top you can see the mountains on one side and the ocean from the other.  I'm betting in the Fall, once the rains come, it will be SO beautiful...but even in it's brown state it is gorgeous and smells of salty ocean water mixed with the smell of hay.

With a little french fry smell thrown in for good measure.

It was so quiet and I was the only one out there (aside from the scary man walking his three german shepherds...hence, the trotting I assumed in order to pass him up) which gave me lots of time to think about all the things I needed to think about and pray about all the things I needed to pray about.


Life has resumed around boys are a little extra sweet, saying things like, 'Mom...I'm sooo glad you're home!  The refrigerator was SO empty!'

It's nice to know I am needed.


The above photo?  That guy that I like so much decided to take it last night...he then handed his oldest son a $20 bill and said 'thanks for always making picture taking so easy.'

The other boys, who are not the most cooperative during photo sessions, went...well, ballistic.  Matthew smiled and pocketed the money.

Pretty sure we'll get a few smiles from them the motley part of my crew from now on...and no, they will not be paid.  But we don't have to tell them that...we'll just keep them hoping.

Score one for Dad.



  1. Your walking route definitely beats my walking route. It's gorgeous...and I'm a teeny bit jealous. You live in a beautiful part of the country.


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