In case I haven’t said it enough. Or, don’t say it every single month. Hello June < Where did you come from?! Not only did you just slip right in there (over a weekend, none the less) but, you’re just sailing away like it ain’t no thing. Bold move, June – bold move.
As much as I joke, June 1st is never a surprise move on our family. As I mentioned at the beginning of May – there are a lot of hard memories from May – June. With June 1st wrapping it all up in a nice, all over the place, emotional bow. Because, three years ago on June 1st, Nathan’s mother passed away. The anniversary of her Death is – surprisingly – less impacting than the other dates surrounding it – her birthday, Mother’s day. We’ve always said that this was because we never celebrated her death with her – like we did her birthday, and Mother’s day. Life goes on. And Monday still comes. Because it has to. But Sunday – Sunday, June 1st – still takes us back. It still makes us sad. And it makes us hug each other just a little bit tighter. Three years? Has it really been that long?
Love you, Beth.
We spent most of Sunday playing with Nathan’s Play Station < Oh yeah. Like, the first kind they made. We found it at his Uncle’s house, and brought it home, and it worked. Talk about some awesome graphics. And on Sunday we spent time working on our Foster Care / Adoption certification application. I think I mentioned this in a flying-comment a few months back – but Nathan and I have (err, by the time you are reading this) completed the course work to become licensed foster/adoptive parents. We do not think we will take any permanent placements just yet since Nathan’s school situation is currently up in the air – but we are going to see how we can help out in other ways. More to come on that in the near future, I am sure. For now? Paperwork. If you are interested in our journey to / through foster/adoption I keep my personal youtube channel up to date with this information. A lot of that information I don’t share on here regularly – but you can feel free to check it out if you are interested. I *think* I mentioned this last week, but I have fallen head over heels in love with a new (new, to me,) running trail. I went and sought it out again this weekend, despite the cool, foggy days. It’s just so beautiful. It makes me love running without headphones – which I used to never do – because it makes me appreciate the nature around me. And my feet hitting the ground. And hearing my breath. < In. Love. < This is why I run. Speaking of outdoors. I have become re-energized for walking to work. I walked every day (well, every day but Monday – since that was a holiday) last week – and am starting this week strong as well (although – I see storms in the forecast for later in the week). Walking in the morning starts my day out perfectly. I get to spend time in the crisp morning air (or, hot morning air some mornings last week!), and my brain is ready to go when I get to work. Also – when I get to walk home (afternoon thunderstorms ruin that sometimes), I really feel a difference in my body working out twice in one day. Even though it’s shorter times, just getting moving twice seems to really make a difference. I need to do a video or post about my walk commute. < Add that to the to do list. That was Monday morning’s foggy walk in.
One thing that I desperately needed for my walking was a clutch. When I walk I take my backpack full of my clothes and food that I need for the day – but I also empty my absolutely-necessary purse items into the backpack as well so I do not have to carry two bags. When I did this – I was then putting my wallet, and another small bag into my purse. I wanted something that could hold everything, it one, compact bag. < Clutch to the rescue. I looked and looked on Etsy – and finally decided (because I’m cheap) to buy a pattern and make one. I’m super glad I did, because I was able to modify the pattern to my liking, and now I have the pattern when I want to make another one! Here is the pattern I used. < I highly recommend it, and her shop. Her bags are adorable.^ Those polka dots just make me happy. 🙂
Oh! And Hey! We got a new dining room table! That seats more than 1.75 people! It actually sits 6 people…Which is a tad bigger than our current family needs. But – it gives us room to grow 🙂 Our poor little chairs look pitiful at it now. < Need to go chair shopping. Also. My Husband is very far away now.
This week I have been RE-reading (for the 4th time) this: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It is SUCH an amazing book and…drum roll…the MOVIE comes out THIS WEEKEND. Oh Wow. I canNOT wait. So SO excited.
Anywho. I think that is enough random thoughts for this week. I hope everyone is doing GREAT!…and I’ll see you next week!
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