Friday, June 13, 2008

'Tis the Weekend

Can you believe Bonk is 21? Half the time she acts like a kitten and runs around the apartment more then Ben. Last weekend I bought these toys for the cats and she went nuts since they are filled with catnip. It has been fun to watch her "kill" these toys.

This has been a crazy week. I feel like I had another one of those light bulb moments and finally learned to stand up for myself. I think I have been working on this for a while, but this week really showed that I not only do I know how to stand up for myself, but I will if I need to. I feel like I have made huge progress this week and for the first time I feel like I am loving those closest to me with no fear.

I laid out in the sun when I got home from work and had the whole pool to myself. This was a treat because most times I have to share the pool with a ton of kids. One of my techs today said that the sun on my face is bringing out my freckles. I didn't realize I had freckles on my face. I have very few freckles and they are mostly on my arms.

I sent my Dad a Fathers Day Card today. When I think about my Dad my first thought is always Minnesota. My Dad loves Minnesota about as much as I do and we used to have the best time when we were in Minnesota. The camp I attended as a child my Dad also attended when he was little. I always thought it was so cool that we went to the same camp and I was always so proud of this fact. The camp had black/white pictures up in the dining room of old campers and my Dad was in several of the pictures. My Dad was such a cute little boy. When I would come home and only able to talk about camp for months and months, my Dad was so good at just sitting and listening to the endless stories I had. Happy Fathers Day Dad.


redfrog27 said...

I am a redhead I dont think there is a spot on me that is not covered with freckles.Glad your standing up for yourself,enjoy your dad

beans said...

It is so nice to read your words and experience this journey with you. I am honored to be able to be in some parts of it with you through this blog. Keep up the good work!

Lynilu said...

It strikes me that you have to accomplish so many experiences in your adulthood that most of us got out of the way when we were kids growing up. and what an awesome job you're doing at it!

Bonk is such a dear little girl! She is like China .... has that indomitable spirit which refuses to give up! God bless them for being in our lives!

My dad was half Irish, auburn hair and white skin with freckles everywhere. His face didn't look freckled because of the years of exposure making him "tanned." but he wore long sleeves alwlays, and with the least bit of sun, he was a freckled mess!! I'm finding that my freckles are becoming more prominent with age. I like that. It makes me feel close to him. Thanks for that reminder.