Whew- it's been a scorcher here in Maine. It's hit 96, with who-knows how much humidity. I know that's not as hot as some places, but understand, it does not normally get so hot here. No one has central AC, maybe some window units....
Anyway, I had a little procedure this week, so my dad, brother-in-law and two nephews came up to keep me and the kids company. I'm OK, crampy and sore, so let's just say fibroids stink, shall we?
I ma unbelievably grateful they were here. I miss them so much, especially my dad. He loves me and the kids, loves to spoil them rotten and order me to go lay down!
All of my yard work got down, some branches trimmed, and an old tree taken down this week. I am THANKFUL!!
The boys played and played with their cousins. Played until exhausted type of playing- gotta love it. Every day was spent at the pond, and in the barn. They giggled and laughed. Hardly any fighting.
We are blessed.
As I layed in bed this morning, around 0400, I listened to the birds while waiting to hear my brother-in-law and dad wake up to leave. Both kids were sleeping with me in my room, cool for the first time in days (I put the still-unpainted doors back up and put on the AC). I said a prayer of gratitude for my sweet boys. For the wonderful family I have. For this week with my dad. (And for the AC, I'm not going to kid you.)
I was sad to see them leave. It make me homesick. And I expect some tears from the boys today when they realize Pop Pop and the cousins are gone. But, I wouldn't trade it for anything.