This was my first week back to babysitting and while I was excited to get back into my schedule, the newness of the schedule along with my anxiety exhausted me. I am glad to be back to work. The Toddler Girl and her family moved further away so my drive has changed. Look at the view above outside the living room - what brilliance! She is exercising her terrible two-ness, I do not miss that developmental age at all.
The Toddler Girl calls me Miss Karen (unless she's mad then it's just Karen). Her non-stop talking is delightful and most of the times I understand what she is talking about, other times I just pretend to know what she is talking about. She was afraid of the grasshopper (I don't blame her) so I snapped a photo for her to look at closely without being close. She likes to ride her tricycle and collect sticks. She doesn't know what she wants when she is tired.
On my drive to work, I pass a gorgeous sunflower field. So much beauty - and yes, I did stop the car and got out and took some photos. I wasn't going to do that but I knew I would regret the impulsiveness of the photo opportunity.
I'm still battling anxiety, but life is throwing me little life preservers of friendships and encouraging words from so many people and that helps. My family doctor also has also been wonderful. Thank you so much for keeping me in prayers or sending positive thoughts.
We received bad news on Monday that my father in law fell down the stairs, broke his hip and several ribs and sustained a serious head injury. So daily we wait for updates from his brother while he is in ICU.
Pray for him and my mother in law.
|Holly with messy fur|
Call me crazy, but I decorated for fall. I needed to change my scenery and make that glorious season arrive sooner than later. If I am not in control of the weather inside, I am in control of the decorations inside. My house looks super cozy.
I finished reading Sing Unburied Sing, a must read book if you ask me. It was not an easy read but gosh the writing was fantastic. I started reading The Bat and have no opinion since I just started reading. I'm nearly done with a Louise Penny book, The Long Way Home.
I hope you have a delightful fun weekend ahead!