Things have been a bit insane, hence no posts in like FOREVER!
My FF... yeah about him. I think that is a post for another day. Let's just say that this past Saturday was a TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD day and I will tell you all about it tomorrow...once I get through our 48/N's Christmas Concert/ my last minute Open House tonight. I guarantee you will be laughing in disbelief and thanking the Lord you are not me.
|Admit it, you're a tiny bit jealous!|
A group of my Fire Wife friends and myself worked really hard to help make the LODDs that Chicago has suffered through a little less horrific. I don't know if we were successful, but we all came away a bit more aware (as if we really needed to be) at how quickly they can be ripped from our hands. Please send your thoughts to CFD, the Patmon family and the Johnson family, they are in need of it.
My school's auction was also in this time frame. We literally shut the world down and people work nearly 'round the clock to bring this to life. My 9/11 memorial picture went in the "Buy It Now" option within minutes of the auction opening. My N was an amazing server and really worked his tail off.
And, sadly, my stepfather passed very unexpectedly last Wednesday in their cabin up north. My mom's heart is broken, but, truth be told, if you have to leave this world, peacefully in your sleep next to your best friend is the way to go. Please send your prayers to her. We will have his memorial down here tomorrow and up north at their cabin this weekend. But, this tragedy, too, has pulled me away from this blog. Wednesday I literally drove the entire length of the state - from the WI/IL border to the WI/MI border, in one morning. I am so glad I checked my phone during the retreat.
So, I promise I will find my way back to my blog.
Until then, hug your kids and kiss your FFs. Life is too short to not cherish every moment with them.