As usual, I have a ton of stray thoughts running through my mind. I’ll try to capture some of them in this post for you!
First off, I am BUSY. I feel like the last month has been a whirlwind of activity with both of my schools ending and all of the events and grading that comes with that, then my DD’s school ending and all of the events that come with that. She has had birthday parties for two classmates as well and a sleepover and a house guest and then my in-laws visited and we went fishing with the boat a couple of times. We’re pressured to fit in as much as possible as my husband leaves for his seven weeks of working in Michigan in 13 days. Tomorrow I have jury duty and then we’re trying to go down to my in-laws house for a few days before he leaves and we wanted to do Monterey for a few days (but they may have to wait until he comes back from Michigan at the end of summer) and our anniversary is tomorrow and I need to take care of my mom next weekend and then we go to Reno for his flight out and then drive back that day for another wedding. Whew…I feel like such a social butterfly right now…I like being busy and having things to do with friends and family, but wow.
Second, I am excited about having a new freezer in our garage and I want to go shopping for stuff to fill it (it is literally sitting empty because we haven’t gone shopping since we got it last week), but I don’t want to buy stuff just because I have a freezer. Our in-laws got it for us for Christmas and we finally cleared space for it in the garage. So, its sitting out there, pristine, ready to be filled with tasty morsels to simplify my cooking life! 🙂 If anyone has good freezer meal suggestions, let me know. I have a ton in my Pinterest and even started a new board specifically for freezer use!
Finally, old friends are like songs or smells from your younger years. They can immediately take you back to a different time, no matter how long you’ve been apart. Our friends’ wedding allowed us to spend some quality time with a couple we used to hang out with a lot about 15 years ago and it felt good. Sometimes you have those friends who, no matter how long you’ve gone without talking or seeing each other, just feel like an old shoe that fits just right. It may be something that you don’t wear all the time, but when you slip your foot into it, you know it has been shaped by your foot. That is what these old friends felt like to me. And I told them I wanted to do at least a weekend together every year and I meant it. It reminds me of who I was and who I am and who I should be. So, no matter how long it has been since you spoke to or saw that old friend of yours, I strongly encourage you to call them or see them. It may be a little strange at first, but soon enough, it will fit. Just right.
Those are my stray thoughts from this week. Not as much in the way of links because I’ve been pretty busy. But, a little more personal.
What about you? What are you stray thoughts on this Sunday? Or Monday, if that is when you’re reading this…