More than Thankful...
Is it the weather? Seeing the fall items not to mention some Christmas things in every store you go into? The fact that the kids are back into school and I have time to sit back and realize all that has happened in my life in the past 12 months? But this past weekend has just been a wave of emotions for me. I am in complete happiness, almost child like giddy....why does this feel weird? I think maybe it has been far too long since I have felt this way...but, I am REALLY enjoying it!
One feeling I can explain that I am feeling seem to be complete thankfulness. I feel thankful. My life is in tune. Stereo so to speak. My house is in order, my laundry is done, I am able to scrap and stamp to my hearts content without guilt. My husband and I are enjoying having all this time together once the kids are at school. I have a scrap booking club that meets once a week that is really been fun and gives me the enthusiasm to scrapbook throughout the week so I have something to share (ok, show-off..lol) with them the next week. All these things make me happy.
A year ago I was in a very different situation, my brother was a mayoral candidate for the city I live in, and it was full force ahead with the campaign. This type of situation can be overwhelming all on its own. I was hard on me and I didn't do anything, I can only imagine what he and his family went through. Every now and then I had to take a shower, look pretty, and paste a smile on my face to show up at some fundraiser to show my support for him. The girls and I were living alone and it really took everything out of me to make it through day both emotionally and physically. I was basically hanging on by a string.
Today my brother, his wife and my parents along with neighbors (who they ran into there) are camping at a nearby campground enjoying their lives stress free. When my mom called me tonight I asked her to remind everyone there what we were up to a year ago. I worried about my brother a lot after losing the election. Lately, he is a normal guy enjoying his life in normal speed instead of fast forward. Tonight I am sitting in the house I love, in a new kickin' chair that we got today at a consignment store typing on my blog. Life is good. Change is good. My red chair rocks!!!