Catching Up

I’m still playing a bit of catch up from the end of summer through this second week of school.  Really, I think it is a bit of catch up combined with a much needed breather from always feeling in go mode. Not that I’m stopping much, but merely having to give a different set of items priority.

That’s why I’m thankful for Instagram that lets me continue to connect with others while blogging has been a back burner item, lately.  I’m looking forward to picking up my camera again and documenting life.  I am excited because I have a couple rolls of never-before-seen summer film ready to go out this week! What a surprise those frames will be.  Truly, I cannot even remember what all I captured.

Meanwhile, a taste of lately…

August 18-2015

I’ve picked up the knitting basket, which is a true sign that fall is on the way.

Dipped DQ cones filled in the always present waiting on the teenager to finish her activity time gap. It’s amazing how much life we parents exchange for our teens to have a life. These activities are all good things and I’m glad that we can give her the time to let her grow in many endeavors. We do make sure to reward the patient younger brothers who have to do a bit of waiting.

My Lemon Queen sunflowers have begun to bloom around the yard.  Sunflowers are so rewarding! I think I will do a bigger planting next year.

And, in heartbreaking news, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the Bangkok bombing this week.  Perhaps it feels like a far off incident to many reading this, but to me, it feels quite personal. Bangkok holds a very near and dear place in my heart.  If you are new here, you may not know that my family lived and worked there for 8 years.  Bangkok is also the birthplace of each of my children. While no one place in the world has more significance than another, this bombing stings a little. More than a little, actually.  It angers me and I hope it is a righteous anger. I can envision the exact place, the exact time, the sights, sounds, and the people.  I have stood in that place and passed by many, many times.  For me, it isn’t about the place, but the people.  So my heart goes out to this second home for me.  This evil incident reminds me to keep praying for a place and people that I love. As far as I’m hearing, all of my Bangkok connections are safe.  For that, I’m very thankful.

Linking this week with Randomosity, Wednesdays Around the World, and Black and White Wednesday.

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  1. Hope the catch up is going well – and how exciting to see the film soon!!
    How horrid what’s happening in Thailand. This violence in our world is so sad. I totally didn’t realize all 3 kids were born there!
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  2. Your sunflower is beautiful and the photo of that dipped DQ cone has me wanting one. Glad to hear that your connections in Bangkok are safe. Best wishes to you.
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  3. I’m happy to see little bits of the happy things in your images – but my mind has been on you a lot with the tradegy in Thailand. I will never quite understand the mindset one finds themself in to do such things. Prayers & love my friend.
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  4. I am so sad about BKK too. I imagine you must be deeply impacted.

  5. I am such an Instagram Geek! I am addicted to it. It is such a great way to communicate and stay in touch with my family and friends. Remember to take care of yourself and don’t over do it. Family first!
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  6. Happy to hear from you! 🙂
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  7. A nice taste of what has been happening. I have tomatoes in my garden and purple beans climbing on everything. Sunflowers are so pretty and bright. I am sure my Mum is quite happy to have all her waiting around time back but now she spends a lot of it hanging out with my sister and her granddaughters instead of how she used to spend it, waiting for dance lessons to finish.
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  8. It is so sad and it feels like it is never going to stop. I just don’t understand.
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  9. ….I promise I’ll be back to link up this week! I think I’m finally back in some kind of rhythm. I could do with a hint of autumn temps….this hot and humid stuff is for the birds! I always love seeing you set up for school – hope you’re off to a great start!

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