Bird and I had fun on our outing yesterday, but Granny got a $75 speeding ticket. Sad. We ate dinner at our house and headed back here in separate cars, staggered times, so I could bathe the girls one at a time and tuck them into their cozy beds. Bill's got lots of helpful ideas! He came early this morning to take Birdie over to our house so she can play with Kelli and Jenny's old Barbie box - in peace. Miss Bug is stirring upstairs. She's happy to bop around from toy pile to toy pile and I'm going to show her her new stick horse! Birdie took hers with her. If you haven't guessed, they are having a hard time getting along. Smile. Sibling love.
And right now, Kelli is saying goodbye to Hawaii! They fly all day (bummer, since it's July 4th!) and will arrive tonight just in time for bed.
With the humidifiers, fans, and air conditioning going as well as the baby monitors, I can't hear a thing. Herbie, the scary looking German Shepherd, nosed me a few times in the night but I honestly wouldn't hear fifty fire trucks outside. Isn't this a cute illustration by Chris Van Allsburg?
I've been feeling like blueberry girl, so I'm re-reading Overcoming Overeating. It really is a fantastic book with such good thinking having to do with body acceptance and dieting ridiculousness. Have you heard of it?
Last night I had a good talk with the Lord about all my silly behaviors. I'm so easily distracted from my Shepherd. Who cares if I'm extra woolly? Who cares if I look like a 51 year old woman? I am one! I certainly love being a grandmother. I've always loved old ladies and old men. Bill is a pretty handsome 54 year old, I must say. He seems to be pretty crazy about this old lady, too. Thank you, good Shepherd.
I leave you with this soft painting of a woman doing a worthy task by lamplight. She is serene in her soul, I think.
If you view a fireworks show, enjoy looking up and feeling small and precious. If you are reading this from another country (and I DO adore and love my international friends - LOVE them!) I hope you know just how unique your heart is. Everything about you that is eternal resides inside and your sweet sheepness is pretty darn cute, too!