June 19, 2020

Hiking, Helping and Heading to the pool

Oh happy day!  Its the weekend.  I keep telling myself to stop living for the weekend but I have been waiting for this one all year.  This weekend is kicking off a week full of fun.  I'm so excited! First stop, the pool.  Then hopefully the lake.  And then the beach!  Seriously so excited.  

Peaceful Posse Whats Up Weekend?

Today I'm linking up with Lindsay from The Flynnigans, Charlotte from My Pixie Blog and Beth from Coffee until Cocktails.  Every Friday we share all the things that we are happy, grateful and thankful for!  Here are a few things that made my list this week!

Rocco got adopted.

Buying some hiking gear.

Lots of good food.

Helping a friend out.

Pool time today.

Adult only dinner conversations.

Easy and tasty dinners.

Emails from other Budd Chiari patients.

Writing out my thoughts.

Clearing my cameras memory card.

Enchanted Rock

Next week we are headed to Enchanted Rock again.  Its been a while since the last time we were there.  Look how little the boys were the last time we went.  I can't wait to take pictures and compare the 5 year difference.  This time we will stay the day and check out more of the trails at the bottom too.  We also got them their own hydration packs and cooling towels because1, its hot as balls and 2 because last time I carried a bag of water and it sucked.  This time, everyone is big enough to carry their own stuff. 

On Sunday we said good bye to Rocco, who is now Louie.  He seems to be settling in fairly well in his new home.  Today I got to see photos of him on Facebook chasing bubbles and it made my heart so happy.  He took a few days to open up and I was worried it would be a slow process in a new home.  But he is so happy.  Happy Foster Tails!

My brain has been running full speed and Ive been trying to organize my thoughts with little luck.  I did get all our appointments and reservations made.  And am working on a few different posts because thats how scattered my brain is.   Now, all I have to do is wrap them all up and get them sent out and posted.  But it feels good to get the words out of my head and written out.   Besides that, Im a hot mess.

I got an email that has me thinking about how much this blog has wandered off track.  I really want to get back to sharing more of my life with chronic illness and family stuff.  But something keeps holding me back.  Its me.  Im holding me back.  But to hear that someone was able to read some of my posts from way back when I did write more here, and that it really helped their family deal with their new diagnosis, it really reminds me of why I started this in the first place.  Heres to moving forward.  

Yesterday I woke up actually feeling mentally refreshed!  The night before David and I sat at the the table and talked about how different life ended up, but how we are actually doing pretty well.  Sure we struggle at times.  Life hasn't always been easy, buts here we are.  Living it!  We have a house over our heads, clothes on our backs, food in our bellies and love in our hearts.  I am thankful for all that I have.

What are you thankful for today.  What made you happy this week?  I would love to hear about it.  I really mean that too.  Slow down and stay a while.  Let me know what you have planned this weekend or how your week was.   I love each and everyone of you that stop by.  And I hope you all have an amazing weekend.  

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