Books….Friends….and Sunshine….

Well this week seems to be flying by and I’m glad.  We opened the pool last weekend and it was just a perfect day, I called Gina last minute which is our speciality and asked her if she wanted some sun….she did.  The Baby Girl loves Gina, she was tickled because Gina brought her a cute bag…it’s her “pool bag” now….I was tickled because she brought me a mint plant.  The weather was perfect and so was the company, after she left that night I was reminded that I’m still as sure of her and her friendship as I was when we were 14….life is good.

While Gina was here just by chance all three kids ended up being here and I forgot to get pictures.  I loved hanging out with them, even if Mr. Perfect tried to send me over the edge….nothing new there.   The First Born sit outside with us for awhile, she told Gina how she would like to move to Nashville and Gina said, “Go for it while you can.”  I am sure if she was someone else’s 22 year old daughter I would tell her the same thing, however the selfish mom in me doesn’t want her to be that far away.  I do however want her to be happy and Cincinnati obviously isn’t bringing her much joy these days.  I am proud of the independent woman she is becoming, I am proud she is who she is whether other people understand her or not.  I am proud that she does what she thinks is right even if it’s hard…..Mr. Perfect on the other hand is just loving life without many worries….boy that’s an understatement.

Mr. Wonderful was lucky enough to spend time with his youngest son this weekend and I forgot to get pictures…UGH!  We had a good weekend with him, but now Mr. Wonderful is concerned about some things he learned this weekend.  I wonder sometimes how some people sleep at night with the games they play with their children.  I think Mr. Wonderful wonders if his kids will ever see the situation for what it is, I think they will.  They are all three smart kids, I think once they have families of their own and start to deal with life issues they will see that Mr. Wonderful ALWAYS took The High Road and tried to keep conflict to a minimum for them….my heart hurts for him and them, I’m a believer though that Mr. Wonderful’s ex will pay a price someday for the things she is doing…..

I am so looking forward to the summer, it’s by far mine and Mr. Wonderful’s favorite time of the year.  We worked in the yard a lot this weekend and it’s coming together or at least I think so.





I am having so much fun with the deck this year, I bought new cushions and love the colors.  Mr. Wonderful got me a new chaise and I love laying on it and reading.  I read two books over the weekend that were awesome, I’ve decided I’m going to keep a list of books for the summer I’ll start a page later when I have more time.  The books I read over the weekend were The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes and Suddenly, then The First Born told me I had to read Eat, Pray and Love so I started that Monday, but having a hard time getting into it.  Someone told me yesterday about a book club over at Girlfriendology and they are discussing a book I had in my hand the other day but didn’t buy, The Wildwater Walking Club….must get it.

So this weekend is the official kickoff of summer and I can’t wait.  I am going to read a lot and cook a lot this summer, I want to find the perfect pasta/macaroni salad recipe so suggestions are welcome and if you’ve read a good book please share.  I’m going to fill my deck with potted plants, I’m going to spend quality time with the people in my life that matter laughing, floating and enjoying the sunshine….oh yeah and drinking mojitos…..that’s the other thing I’m going to perfect this summer…..thanks to Gina and her mint plant…..that girl is smart!


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About Michelle

I started my blog as a way to connect with other paper crafters and of course it has gone a totally different direction. I've been able to share my experience as a mother, my hurt and disappointments over not having a relationship with my maternal unit, my walk with God and how knowing Him has changed me and continues to help me grow into the person I strive to be......
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