Especially since my last post was sort of (?) a bombshell. Or at the very least a pretty major announcement. Thanks for all your wonderful comments--they are treasures and I mean that.
I promise there will be much, much more to come on that. It's not like we woke up one day and said "OK, we're done with the infertility roller coaster, let's adopt." It's been a year-plus process actually....and of course we've been talking about adoption much much longer than that. And it's not that I think adoption is a cake walk (ha!) nor necessarily a guarantee. But we'll get to that. All of that--and more!--I promise. Just not today.
For now I'll just leave you with a pictorial of how the last few days/week has gone. It's been busy, it's been fun, it's involved a lot of water.
We hit the lake for wakeboarding and also my brother-in-law tried to kill both me and my sister on the inner tube. Seriously--I was sore for days after holding on for dear life while he accelerated and did donuts in the water trying to throw us off. But we had a blast with them and my nephews. And can I say how much more I am adoring my nephews (my sister's boys) as I realize they are the nearest to genetic children I will ever have? It just makes my connection to them even more special.
The mister and I went trail running (for real, no crazy analogies here!) and finished up with a swim in our favorite local creek. The water was rushing y'all--that's why I'm laughing. It's really a cover for fear. As in, I truly feared I was going to be washed away while the mister took photos :) Stacey, when will I learn?
We went to see my parents for part of Memorial Weekend. My Dad isn't great. He's slipped back to being very quiet with a lot of staring. I'm sad, but then again I'm ever more grateful for the last visit where we talked, watched baseball, and just sat together and it felt the closest to normal than ever before in the past year. It will be a year since his stroke in about a week and a half. However, I must add: we wheeled my Dad into the kitchen while I was baking. He didn't seem to be paying any attention, mostly he just looked like he was staring off into space and barely responded when spoken to...until. Until I plunged my bowl with batter into the sink and turned on the water. My Dad said: "Mrs. LC, please don't run water in that bowl. I'd like to lick the batter." Ha! Can you see where I get it from? So even when we think he isn't, boy is he paying attention!
While there, the mister and I mowed/tractored about 15 acres. I also weed-eated and trenched all the beds and together with my Mom we trimmed all the hedges. It was about 95 degrees the whole time. Yikes.
The mister in his coolie hat might have sent some old country war vet into a flashback! I was covered in dirt (see picture) but mowing and yardwork is still strangely satisfying and peaceful.
Today we went on a long hot run--I swear it was already 90 degrees by 9 a.m. followed by a fabulous swim in Lake Travis. Gorgeous, relaxing, and boy did we feel lucky to have leisure time and healthy bodies that can run and swim. No pictures, just happiness in our hearts and heads.
Other highlights of the last week:
- M&M Blizzard. A rare treat but one that never ever disappoints.
- Baking--thanks to Bakerella I've tried some new delish recipes. I didn't take photos--just ate them. Congo bars/Brookies? Oh my.
- Working on a video for one of the Mister's songs--always fun.
- Shopping with my Mom and sister. OK, so it was just Target (my parents live in a small town so getting the Target was actually a huge deal) but I adore Target and shopping there is fun. And looking at baby things is actually, maybe, sorta, kinda, an itty-bitty teeny tiny bit fun, but I won't allow anything to be bought. Yet.