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Hey mates! I’ve a spare minute right here whereas the children are watching the Muppets to say hello. So… hello! Summer time is feeling very very like it did once I was a child. It is sizzling as hell however when it is even remotely tolerable we have been outdoors. 

Final week we took a trip to the lake to spend time with household. I’ve all the time puzzled if I am the one one who will get aggravated with my husband, youngsters, dad and mom and siblings on household journeys? I am so jealous of people that appear to get alongside completely with their whole household as a result of somebody in our bunch is inevitably crabby.  I ended the week feeling actually exhausted and bummed as a result of it wasn’t actually as enjoyable as I had hoped for. However like my buddy advised me the opposite day, holidays with youngsters are simply bringing your issues to a brand new location. And man – it stays vivid actually late in Michigan! We have been fortunate to wind out youngsters down by 10pm after which we took turns sleeping with one child within the mattress and one on cushions on the ground. 

Anyhow, I actually do perceive there are worse issues on the planet than having a trip coping with all kinds of over drained folks. I take into consideration that lots really. I’ve a very nice life and I am actually grateful. I additionally know that arduous is difficult and it is okay to be pissed off together with your circumstances. I actually haven’t got the correct stability discovered, however in all probability like lots of you, I am engaged on it. 

Talking of feeling fortunate, I spent most of Saturday in a daze and counting my blessing after the children and I have been hit by one other automobile in an accident. Everybody, together with the opposite drivers, was okay, and out of the three vehicles concerned, just one wanted towed. The expertise was jolting emotionally and made me really feel so silly concerning the little issues I’ve complained about not too long ago (such because the aforementioned trip grumbles). These sorts of sharp impacts actually do snap you into type of an existential quest. 

The opposite take away I had from the accident was the honest kindness of strangers. A minimum of three vehicles stopped to assist direct visitors earlier than the sheriff arrived (this all occurred on a state freeway which is fairly busy within the summertime). A neighbor of mine close by helped me get in contact with my husband and held my youngsters whereas I talked to firefighters, EMT and the sheriff. Everybody was actually superb. And the factor that crossed my thoughts in hindsight was this – nobody stopped earlier than serving to the opposite particular person to ask “who did you vote for final election?” or “who do you pray to?” or “inform me your ideas on gun management?” None of it. Individuals are folks. And if I utterly disregarded social media I would in all probability stroll round this world actually delighted that mankind is so… sort. And actually, on the core of my coronary heart, I do imagine virtually everybody simply needs the very best for his or her households and communities. I am beginning to really feel like politicians and the (huge and company) machines behind them are taking part in on single points to show us all towards each other.

I’ll let these ideas simmer a bit of earlier than I write about them extra, however think about what may occur in a 3rd viable celebration – run by girls, was like “ENOUGH OF THIS BULL SHIT DUDEZ! We’re not getting something accomplished!”? Will it occur in my lifetime? May I be part of it? All issues to consider. 

I will bounce away with that. And go away you with a few of my newest pictures from rolling with my homies (err… youngsters) on drivenaps across the countryside. And from my kitchen and yard. 

And… does anybody learn this anymore? Till subsequent time….

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