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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

bittersweet

I've been in a dour mood since we got back.

I'm sure it's just the post-vacation blues.

(At least I didn't cry the entire flight back like some people (Lexi) I know. That would have been awkward.)

After a warm sunny weekend, the rain and hail returned and with it, a dead rabbit washed up in the ditch, next to our driveway. Oh the wailing.

When the temperatures dived, the dirty heaters came on and set off the fire alarm at 3 am. Oh the shaking.

So after I contacted the county to pick up the misidentified piglet/bunny - should I call the eye doctor too? - I cleaned all the heaters because they are calling for hail and snow this weekend.

Blech.

(Aren't you glad you stopped by?)

But it's Greg's absence that weighs on my heart.

Both kids spontaneously started sporting bandannas this week, to look like Daddy. Every moment seems to be followed with, "I can't wait to show/tell Daddy about this."

Our vacation brought us closer together, and made the gap more painful now that we are back to our regularly scheduled life.

I'm reciting the spiel I gave Lexi on the way home to myself now. That our life is good, even though I'm just not feeling it right now.

Here's hoping it does the trick.

8 comments:

Jennifer H said...

I'm working on a pretty good case of the blech's right now, too.

Hang in there. It can only get better. Or stay the same. :-)

See, I'm very helpful.

flutter said...

I hope it does the trick, babe

stephanie said...

I had a pretty awesome prayer thing going on last night, so I'm going to do it again for you tonight. You're welcome. I'm here all week! Try the veal.

(Seriously, I'm sad that you're sad and I desperately want you to stay here and be my friend & neighbor...).

Mrs. G. said...

I hope you are feeling brighter soon.

Erika said...

Think of the positives - when is he coming home? What will you do when he gets home to celebrate? How will you celebrate TODAY? Because he will come home, that's something to be very grateful for!

I tagged you on my blog posting today - check it out!

Christi said...

I know that spiel well. I'll pray for you when I feel yucky today.

Beck said...

Oh, I'm all migrainey and miserable today, so it's a shame we can't hang out and be unhappy together.

katydidnot said...

always so glad i stopped by, thanks for having me.