i feel like it's been winter forever! and while that's great for the North Wind, i'm ready for a little East Wind to bring in the Spring! : )
it's been an odd few months for me. happy & sad. Grammy passed away march 7th. we had her funeral on the 15th. kathy & jenni & mark came up from florida for the service. it was GREAT to see them, but just wishing we could do another family thing where EVERYONE could come & for not-a-funeral. : ) grammy was 100, tho, and she lived a good and varied life! 100 was her goal, and she hadn't been doing well the past year & a half, and mom & the aunts had been taking care of her (with help from visiting nurses & other bits of family). so, she is now w/ the Lord, pain-free & happy, and the stress is off mom & the aunts, so hopefully, MAYBE they can get back to being sisters...
we moved into a new building at work last week. it's the building i worked in 12 years ago. i LOVE the location, the plethora of restaurants, the proximity to the Pavilion & the river... and i'm there w/ a MUCH better group of ppl, praise Jesus! also... i get to see mr c EVERY DAY now! *swoooon* and today before i left, i stood at a window over a view i looked at every day so many years ago, and remembered how miserable i was at that time, and how HAPPY i am now and how BLESSED, and i said a prayer right there, thanking the Lord for bringing me through that time & blessing me w/ this one.
and, as the weather gets nicer, this location has a LOT of places to walk. i'm so excited to get walking more... to WANT to walk more.
i'm really hoping & praying that my plans for a trip to colorado in the next couple months work out. i just have this desire to go to denver & surrounding areas. it's a straight shot on I-80, about 14 hours, i believe. i have the itch, the urge to travel, and there's so much going on w/ family (cousin in nashville just bought a house!) that i start thinking, maybe i should go there again (i LOVE nashville) but i've never BEEN to colorado & i need to go. i want to go. idk why i said need, other than sometimes i truly do feel that way. i feel like i NEED to go to colorado the specific week i'm going. it's just so weird. but not unpleasant. it's how i felt about nashville when the author signing was there. it's how i felt about atlanta when sherri was there. it's how i felt about indy when rochelle was there (altho that one was a TOTAL surprise that i actually got to go!)(thanks, mom!). but there's not an author event in CO at the time i want to go, so ... must be something else. i'm excited to see what it is! : )