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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday Thoughts - Spurgeon

It's not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Charles Spurgeon

As a new year approaches you may or may not take stock of the state of things in and around your life but I generally do. Especially as grow older (and hopefully, wiser) I do this, it's a good way to realize how much one truly has... So anywayI have decided I will not be posting Thursday Thoughts in 2017. We shall see what transpires for a weekly post..if anything at all. 

Anyway, be safe out there and have a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Holiday Happiness

It was fast and furious and foggy but we made it. The SuperTrooper got off in the wee early morning hours so MiRV drove us on the first leg. I'm not sure anyone got any sleep. There might have been some dozing though. Once we reached I-29 the fog was better but still lingering. Long about Kansas City we changed drivers and finally pulled into the Grands about 9 a.m. Quick snack and then naps all around. Once we had a little rest it was then off to the Christmas Day celebration at Aunt Turtles.

I do believe Trigger had quite an exciting First Christmas with her Missouri cousins. She was very social and did pretty awesome all the way around! She took a great nap before presents were opened so she was all into ripping that paper. Though putting the paper in her mouth and playing with the boxes was way more fun than any gifts she got. Of course, that always seems to be the way it is with little ones this age. It was a quick turn and burn as we spent the day after visiting the farm Grands, having a quick Grill burger lunch then on to an evening with just the Littles and a pizza party before heading off to the North. So glad that we were all able to be home for Christmas we had not all been home together since 2007. Wow! We will take off later this week for a quick southern jaunt and unfortunately it doesn't seem like it will be warmer this time.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday Thoughts - Kellor

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
Garrison Kellor
I think we often forget how good we do have reminded today of how much we have and over love those in our life.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday Thoughts - Stepanek

Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.
Mattie Stepanek

This hits a little closer to home then I originally thought. Just this past weekend the Daughter shared a hormonal pregnancy video where she is lamenting the in 15 years her baby will be 15 years old. And as silly as it may sound it's so true. The future is right NOW it is being played out before our very eyes. There are so many times we have told said Daughter "you're gonna miss this" just like the song says but it's really hard to wrap your brain around that. I think she gets it. The concept is simple but the reality is not easy.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

South bound...

It's soooooo stinking cold, like in the single digits cold. I don't enjoy cold. And then there is the wind. So we have a few days and decided we are fleeing to the south. It was a grand flybytheseatofyourpants trip. We thought we were going to LA as in Louisiana, then looked at perhaps Biloxi but here we are tucked away in Galveston, Texas. 

It was the best temperature option for the timeframe we had and besides the lady at Grand Isle said the noseeums were still biting there. I definitely wanted no part of that. So here we are and its 64* and we have the windows open as we head to bed. I just had a biggerthenIneeded cup of peach ice cream and there is peach bread for breakfast in the morning. Tomorrow will be a little different ballgame weather wise but it will still be warmer then MO or NE. Enjoy life while you can...


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday Thoughts - Hesse

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.
Hermann Hesse
Oh, for sure...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday Thoughts - Drucker

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.
Peter Drucker