Yes I know it is not summer yet, but hold on in just a few minutes you will see why I am starting summer really early around here
A Picture From Our Week
The Lego words above are not made by my daughter but instead by me, and you will notice that the word “love” is in its past tense “loved”. On Tuesday I came home from the gym and my son passed me a letter, what was inside changed all the plans I had for that day, and for the week, and probably for several weeks more. With the words “I regret to inform you” I learned that my father had passed away in his sleep on March 17th almost 1 month before I received word.
Why did I receive word so late, and in a letter? It is complicated, and a story that I am not so sure I will ever share in full detail unless God makes it clear that He wants me too.
The important thing is I am giving grace, and waiting for more details.
Because of that …..
Last Weeks Goals
I didn’t do number 1, 2 , or 3. I spent the first 24 hours in a “how did this happen?” fog and the next 24 in a “why, and what now?” fog. The rest of the week I worked slowly at just regular daily things getting stuff done as I felt like it and giving myself grace.
This Weeks Summer Fun Goal
I have accepted now that what happened happened and am now on to grieving what has been lost, and thanking God for what blessings I did receive from my dad. Since I have already walked the grieving a parent road a few years earlier with the loss of my mom I know though that the grief will keep me puttering at a slower pace than normal for a while yet, and so I am creating room in my life for the next while to do just that.
So instead of 3 goals I am setting just 1 for the duration of the warm weather.
1. Get my swing chair hung up so I can enjoy the warming weather.
My Summer Blogging Schedule
I was going to announce my summer blogging schedule the last full week of May, but given the circumstances I am starting my summer blogging schedule now.
Monday: A Summer Fun Goal Post
I love all things summer, bike rides, ice cream parlors, swimming, camping, kayaking, and relaxing on the swing chair on my own front porch with a good book and some sweet tea. Yet, sometimes summer just seems to slip by and I don’t get to do what I wanted. This year I am making a summer fun goal each week, and sharing it as my goal post each Monday.
The goal post will also be missing, the picture from our week, the 3 things tossed this week, the post to check out, and the deal of the week. I will be keeping it sweet and short.
My 3 Snail Paced Goals posts with all the added features will come back in September, or if we should be blessed with a hot dry fall then October.
Tuesday: A Picture from our week
From now until fall I will take this out of my goal post and give it its very own day with a few words.
Wednesday: A post on one of the following: Fitness/ Time Management/ Faith
Thursday: A post on one of the following: Recipes/ Reviews/ Tutorials
Friday: A Frugal Themed Post
Having lost both my parents now I have been reminded once again of the importance of today….because you just might not have tomorrow. I want to encourage my readers to make a bucket list today of all the things you want to do this summer with those you love, make it a goal to cross one thing off your list every week. Get out there and make some memories. Trust me it will be those moments they remember.
Linked to Money Saving Mom’s 6 Goals For The Week