Jul 29, 2009

Grace in Small Things #25

1. Getting paid to sit at the Moose Jaw Spa for the afternoon.

2. Knowing that I have just one more shift of work, and then I'm camping for the weekend!

3. Knowing that after Folk Fest, I get to camp again...at two different provincial parks!

4. Having a big belly laugh with my mother-in-law.

5. Hugs from the father-in-law. He gives good hug.

6. A glass of wine before bed at the bistro table in the courtyard......

Jul 17, 2009

And This is How it Went.....

Well, the wedding and camping trip are over, and it's back to the daily grind in the Abigail-Smyrish household.

The wedding went well, although not without a few small bumps in the road along the way. We laughed, we cried, and we drank AJ's homemade wine. Now that I'm looking back, I didn't dance at all that night, which is a bit of a drag, but I had such insane cramps all day, that I am just happy that I made it through.

I wish I would have had time to visit more with all the family from out of town, and get to know some of my new family a bit better. But, all the guests I have talked to have said that they had a fabulous time, and they all agree that the ceremony on the beach was short, and sweet and lovely....and that makes me happy.

Our annual camping trip followed the wedding, and we had some new campers this year, which made it all the more fun. You know that you are growing up, when friends are bringing their children camping....

We had some issues with a yogurt addicted bear, but other than some stolen food, clawed up coolers, and a broken tent, we were okay. I figure, we were in the bears house, and he just felt he had the right to steal from his guests. Not necessarily a nice thing to do to your house guests, but hey, some people, and animals, are just jerks.

Coming back to the city was totally depressing. Going back to work made it even more so. I have been actually thinking really hard about what I want to do in life, for the first time in my life, and am preparing myself for some major changes in the next few months...and trying to convince myself that it is okay to make some changes, just for me. I am not exactly sure what those changes will be as of yet, but I'm working on it. Luckily, I have one hell of a husband, and all he wants for me is to be happy, and not stressed out....he's got my back.

Anyhow, my mothers-in-law are coming over soon to visit,and Smyrish is bringing home some lunch, so I should finish making this apartment look livable.

Have a good weekend!