Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I don't want to know...



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...what the date is. I know that summer solstice has just passed.
Which tells me these days are flying by.

I called my dad on Sunday.
To wish him a happy father's day.

He asked me what's new.

I said not much, just out on the river with the boat fishing,
looning, every chance we get, which is every night unless it rains.

He said something to the effect of what I wouldn't give to be
able to be on the lake every day fishing.

I said Daddy I don't take it for granted not for one minute.
And I don't. I know he'd like nothing better than to be able
to retire his last years up here and fish every day. I don't blame him.

I think I make it a point to go more because I know he can't.
I try to soak it up for him. And to not go would be an insult you know?
Winter will be here soon enough.

I sure do appreciate the reminder tho.



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Its a crazy summer. It is.
Work is good. I have lots of hours and I'm working every last one of them,
gratefully so. Too many people these days without jobs.

I'm also reminded that in spite of a full plate, I still have ways I can give
without giving up room on my plate. And they give too.

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In a year and a half my 18 year legal responsibility to my short person
who is now taller than I will be done. I have to say......and I know what you're
thinking, but I'm saying it anyway. I can't wait. I'm ready. That's part of our job
as parents to prepare them to leave. I've prepared myself as well.


New chapters in life.
Are a good thing.
I'm ready for the next one.

I think its here a little early.... : )
No complaints from me. I'm excited for the first time in a long time.
I think I'm going to take the plunge on this one.  I hope Ryan you enjoy your time
up at the lake, a little earlier than we thought, but this is a good thing.


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That's it. That's all I got this morning.

: )







One love. One Peace. Always and all ways.





3 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

Plunge away:) I know you give back ... the prettily polished hand..is it H's:)?

So tender that photo.
My dad was fisherman, a hunter etc..back in those days.. he would be in his 90's now..it was acceptable..
He LOVED being on the lake..in his "Chaloupe" w/ outboard motor..I wish he would have had more.

All day..all weather..
Your photos are simply ethereal.You must have some beautiful moments out there~

Gotta tell you in a whisper though that even though 18 is a stepping stone..Our hopes and dreams and fears for them.. last forever~

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

I learn something new about you every time you comment Nana. : )

(whispers back...........I know. I do know.)

funny I feel the same about your pictures.


xo

Hayley said...

I haven't been a very good correspondant lately and I miss you because of it. These small glimpses into who you are bring me a sense of comfort and peace and also a delight into seeing who you really are. As usual, your pictures are beyond beautiful. I love the first one- it's almost like a Rorschach painting. In the blend and blur you can see anything you like.

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