Whoa! Have I done some wandering these past few months!! And – in looking at the calendar today – many more adventures are heading my way! There have been a lot of ups and downs, a lot of lessons learned, and a lot of adventures. So…let’s get to it.
Things I’ve learned include:
…sometimes its best to let big things go and enjoy the little things,
…I hate fighting,
…and I do not know how to rest when things are unsettled.
…that it feels awesome to pay off your car,
…that it’s OK to be inconsistent when you have too much other stuff going on,
…and how to make some really cute baby gifts.
…silly frustrations at work,
…a speeding ticket,
…and the ridiculously oppressive heat and suffocating humidity in the state of Alabama this Summer.
…some “minor” surgery on my arm.
That bruise is from the bandage believe it or not!!
…an upper-respiratory infection,
…a strained back muscle,
…a trip to the ER,
…dogs being sick,
…and cat sitting [who am I becoming?].
…to Auburn for the NGAAL Conference with this hottie,
Playing dress up is so fun.
…to the beach a couple of times (GLORY!)
…to Blackshear, GA to meet the mom and extended fam where hanging out in the hammocks was pretty darn relaxing!
…to Lexington, KY to visit some of my favs.
…to Tampa on business (but with a pretty fantastic view)
…seeing dolphins at the most perfect moment imaginable,
…seeing The Little Mermaid at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival,
…hanging out at Go Red for Women,
…an awesome spa day with the girls in the middle of Nowhere, AL.,
…being Locked In – TWICE!
Y’all really should try this if you have one in your area. It’s awesome.
In looking back, I think the chorus to this song fits this season well…it’s one of my favorites these days.
And it’s Good
I got more than I ever thought I would
I can finally see how all the wrong turns and the heartaches
the lessons in the mistakes
help me count these blessings like I should
and it’s so good.
–Good, Dave Barnes