Sappy Bum

We are back.


The family reunion was a success!  We enjoy our family so much and feel really lucky to have them.  (Not everyone loves their families or would rather put ground glass in their eyes than spend four days with them.  I don’t take my affection for them for granted!)


We walked in to a fairly clean house and have gotten mostly caught up this morning.  But now… we have no more trips planned.


At all.


I’ve had far-reaching plans for our family for our entire married life.  This is completely strange, to not have a trip we’re looking forward to or a spontaneous excursion available at any given time.


This will have to change.  I get itchy feet if we stay in one spot too long!


All of us are pretty tired and going to take a few days to recover.  Even the puddles are tired!


(Actually, Penny, the puddle in heat, has another person problem besides being tired.  She sat in pine sap.  She’s been scooting all over the house trying to get the pine sap off her behind but it just collects more hanging chads.  Any suggestions for removing pine sap from dog fur?)


If you missed yesterday’s post about Amy Winehouse’s death, check it out – and don’t forget to read the comments.  There are some very insightful responses to the post that tweaked my way of thinking… love that!!


That’s about all I have to say for today, but I am cooking up some thoughts on the impossible dream.


I’d love to have your input – what were some of the things that seemed impossible to you as a child you have now mastered as an adult?  (Like riding a bicycle.)

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4 thoughts on “Sappy Bum

  • July 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Playing the flute. When I was about 7 or 8 years old I watched a girl in my church play the flute. The long, silver, high-tuned instrument had me mesmerized. I knew there was no way that I would ever have the chance to touch one of those, but I desperately wanted to learn to play it. I got my chance in the sixth grade. At my elementary school, sixth graders were the only ones allowed to play in the band. My mother asked me if I wanted to join and play the flute. I told her that I couldn’t because I didn’t know how to play. She looked at me like I was crazy and said, “Well, they will teach you!” So, my parents bought me a flute, I learned to play, and I continued to play all through primary and secondary school. Now, I only wish that I had more of an opportunity to play.

  • July 26, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Completing college had always seemed like something I would never do because I was always told I wouldn’t be able to and no one else in my family ever has. Yet here I am 🙂

  • June 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    WD40 will take care of a sappy bum. It was how we got gum out of Jaidon’s hair without scissors.

    • June 7, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      The uses for WD40 never cease to amaze me. It’s the MacGyver ointment!


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