No, I did not fall off the face of the earth, even if it might seem that way. 😉 I have been spending more and more time off the computer and outside enjoying the nicer weather. As I am typing this, I am glad I did because we are looking at rain for the next 7 or more days starting later tonight. Today however, I got out with Caesar for a much needed walk, pulled all the old sunflower stalks out of the garden, played with my youngest grandson and enjoyed some time out on the back porch reading. Yes, I may be paying for doing all that but it just felt good to be out in this glorious Spring weather after a long stretch of cold and snow.
I have been spending much of the past month with my kids and grandkids that live close to us and going through jewelry for my cousin's store. Oh how I love them all! I have also been doing a lot of reading and tackling some small projects around the house. My sleep patterns are so "off" that I may find myself cleaning out a cabinet at 10:30 at night, but hey, at least I am getting something done. Of course when I do feel like I have a bit of extra energy, I push myself too hard and end up in a flare. Let's just say I have had many occasions where I have ended up in bed in the afternoon straight through onto bedtime and have also been taking more naps lately. It's like I hit a wall and just collapse.
Last month Jeff and I celebrated our 34 wedding anniversary with a nice lunch out compliments of our son Josh. We tried out a new to us Greek restaurant and will definitely being going back there again. Our oldest grandson Bradley turned 7 and has a very fun Spy and Secret Agent themed birthday party. His mother made him the most amazing cake! There has been lots of cuddle time with the grandkids, and Isaiah even made me some new earrings. He loves to paint and create with his mother and I am the lucky recipient of some of his beautiful creations!
Taking a month off from blogging has been a good thing for me. I've spent my evening reading, watching some fun shows and learning new skills. I've been trying out new recipes, planning out my garden, and working on trying to find more balance in my life. Jeff and I have worked on purging the big walk in closet, we've gone through clothes and have some to donate and some to take to the consignment store. We also have lots of other items to donate and some things that will go to my cousin's resale store.
I made an appointment to have an eye exam and get new glasses this coming Saturday, something that I am way overdue on. Luckily we do have vision coverage through our health insurance and we are using some of our income tax return money to help cover the rest of the cost. It will be so nice to have glasses without scratched up lenses again. 😎 I still have other appointments I need to make to get caught up on all those lovely yearly health things that come up.
Jeff and I are planning a weekend getaway at the end of this month and we are both very much looking forward to that. It will only be for 2 nights, but it will be nice to just be able to relax and spend time some time near the water again. We both need some "alone time" together without the daily distractions of projects and fur babies.
Be blessed all!