May 08, 2020

{the long lost} virtual coffee...

Oh dear friends, how lovely it would be to sit together and visit. Today there is actually tea in this cup. If we were sitting right here, together, I know we'd be talking and laughing for hours, about everything, and nothing, and all of the moments in between.
I want you to know... I had really great intentions for this break from the busy. I updated the blog template, and intended to write! and I didn't. It wasn't that I didn't have anything to say, because I feel as though my whole heart has stored up a thousand words. I suppose I was feeling motivated from many points and couldn't accomplish them all. The things that did get checked off my list? Painting baseboards, almost all of our living areas, and the front door. I have also checked off several little projects that resided in the someday portion of my head.  At this point I'm just hoping that I might be able to find some of those words again, buried in deep.

I'd tell you that while the thought of working from home sounds nice, I didn't think it was something I could be disciplined to do... but I was wrong. It's coming up on almost two months, and while I wish I had a better chair, I am doing just fine. I miss my people, especially my car pool buddy and my office-mate and our marketing "department"... and I'm thankful for the texts and laughs that fly all day long, and into the evening, too.
I might tell you that my husband has been reassigned to the 911 office and is missing his elementary school kiddos. He sometimes records a story for them and sends it off into the portal, and he's shown them his new desk where he answers all the phone calls. Once in a while he'll drive over to his school and see some of the kids out in the neighborhood, and it's probably hard to tell who is more excited to spot the other. Well, probably they are more excited to see the police car... we see it in the driveway every day. Our own kids are doing fine, too. Cam working, Laura not... but both okay.

And when I stop to take a breath, and realize that this has all been about me, I would stop and look you in the eyes, and ask... how are you? Are you okay? Is there anything I can do to make your load a little easier to carry?

My prayer list is long, and you are on it. The list of blessings, also long. And perhaps the one that crosses my mind the most is that I am not having to teach my kids while I juggle all the rest of life. My heart aches for the parents that are struggling to find a routine for this monumental task.

Until we can meet, know you are on my heart, and I miss you.


Southern Gal said...

I haven't checked in on my blog in a while, so I thought I would do it today. Maybe God had a hand in it? I believe He did. Because you had just posted three hours before I logged on. Oh, how I wish we could sit and drink hot tea/chai while discussing everything and nothing. Miss you. Miss this blog thing, but can't quite get up the motivation to delve in full-time again, or even part-time if I'm being completely honest. It sounds like you are doing well. I would expect nothing less. ;) Stay safe. Love and hugs to you and yours.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This and YOU are so beautiful.
Why do you want me to cry? Whyyyyy?
It's ok. I'll be fine.
I love that you are doing well. I love that you have tackled lists and projects. I wish you had a better chair. You should have gone with jeff and I to get his. :)

Also, SO happy that Laura and Cam are doing well. I feel like we can get together in a week or two to just talk. And talk. And talk.

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