2 week roller coaster following Valentines day

This is love. 7of52 sm

I’m not saying I’m only emotional around February and March, but for a few weeks, I sure have the time to celebrate and the time to mourn all bunched close together. It takes some extra effort to try to remember only the happy times. This year my mom gave me all my dad’s old medical records. I should not have looked at those right now.

Cancer sucks!

🙂 It’s my uncles birthday
🙂 It’s my moms birthday
😦 It was my dads birthday — the same day as my moms.
😦 My dad passed away
😦 Trinity passed away a year ago this March
🙂 It’s my cousins birthday

I had a wonderful Valentines day with my sweetheart, with the exception of getting our increased property tax bill, that went up 10% since they just figured it on the new house when we built, some aggressive jerk in a Chevrolet Silverado with cab and back right tail light out, tag HJ O/Q 3958, at the airport exit ramp, and hubby getting glutened from our Japanse dinner at Ichiban from I guess the soy sauce. Since I buy GF Soy I forgot until mid-meal that he couldn’t eat at the table where they prepare the food in front of you.  Hubby even drove around looking for a place to capture an image for the camera club- since my camera just happened to be with us 🙂 and to top it off my mom gave me chocolates and an autographed book I’ve been wanting!

This year my mom is in town and we’ll get to see my cousin, and her family too. The latest forecast says the rain we are supposed to get today, will be outta here by mid-morning.  My friend Paula and I are having lunch and she is having me play test a camera for her. I have a hair trim scheduled and my new glasses should come in.

I am truly blessed. Now as soon as I share this post I’ve got to get back to year-end paperwork or I’m never going to finish.

A little hard for me to share, but since it’s Valentines Day… I’ll share a bit of my heart. I know Trinity is no longer with us, but this photo of Trinity and Tyler is one of my all time favorites. ❤

Sibling love



The photo at the top is my 7of52 for my #2019project52. It’s of an oak leaf.

7of52 is titled My Valentine, my husband and it’s a tribute to him.

Love is…
showing how you care. I like hearing the words too but actions, little everyday actions speak so loud.

        For honoring our wedding vows.

Setting me a clean towel out after I’ve done the wash and forgot to hang one back by the shower.

Making my coffee in the morning even though you don’t even drink coffee.

Supporting our family. Supporting me in my hobbies, my decisions, and in life.

Going hiking with me when you get time off work.

Letting me know when you see something I might want to photograph.

Turing your sports down enough I can stay in the room with you and read.

Almost always saying thank you or please for the simple everyday things

Understanding when a migraine hits, our plans will stop.

Being my sense of smell for me.

For all the things you do to try to keep from snoring.

For buying me new eyeglasses even though it was your turn for a new pair.

The morning hugs before one of us leaves, for the “hey honey you’re home” when I walk through the door.

Putting up with the cat hair (and my hair for that matter), the cat expenses, and for showing our furbabies love even if you never really wanted pets to begin with.

Overlooking the fact that I tear up at almost everything.

For doing work things for family, often without much compensation.

For moving the oak tree, you didn’t want to move AND keeping it watered.

Even though I love the everyday love-in-action you show, I enjoy the dinner out, the chocolates, the extra love but I am thankful for you and your love every ordinary day.

and most importantly loving Jesus first, because when you do that it shows in everything you do and who you are.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.


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2 thoughts on “2 week roller coaster following Valentines day

  1. Kate Crimmins

    A lot of stuff happened around the same time. I hate January. Both my parents died in January and every significant relationship I had (except the current one) ended in January. I always look forward to February.


    1. KiM Post author

      Wouldn’t it be great if after a period of time you could just forget the sad dates? The older you get seems like they all intertwine in just the fabric of life.

      Liked by 1 person


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