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…
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.