How is your day today?
Getting personal...and real. Mine was off, and ending crappy. I was not kind to my kids. Frustration with them playing but not listening or doing more than morning chores just gets to me. No school happened again today. I am also frustrated with my oldest, away from home, oblivious to the poor decisions she is making. I feel so distant from her and not just because of the virus.
I am sore & tired. My house is a mess with stuff that needs to go out. Did I say I was sore & tired? So tired. And now I am frustrated with myself because I was hard on the kids. It seems like a never ending circle.
I hope for tomorrow to be better. I always do. Sometimes it is, sometimes not. I wish it could always be.
Yesterday, my husband and I got to go get a pair of new chickens (from a wonderful new friend) that I have desired for well over a year. I was so happy to get out & away from home. I needed to get out. I needed to feel the wheels turn under my feet. To go see. To explore. We had a good evening.
We went through the most beautiful countryside & discovered the most beautiful rural hillside cemetery as we found a trail off our chosen country path. I loved reading the names & dates. There were some babies too. So I felt sad for those around them when they died. I wondered about each story. There was one, a baby a few days old, with only a first name, Norbert. That is all we know. What a special baby.
We talked about oh, this is when the Spanish flu was (a few dates) and how it related to things now. We joked about how we were certainly social distancing there from the residents.
I want that cemetary to be my resting place. It was so peaceful. Ring the large old bell at the valley church below for me, then go celebrate, sing beautiful harmonious hymns & fun old gospel songs, & eat. Don't feel bad for me. Look forward to the good.
I want to show you some pictures, although to be there was even better. If you are having a bad day (and I do know that I am not the only one), hopefully this calm & simple beauty will help pick you up. I wish you could have slowly strolled through there with me.
Above the cemetary was a steeper hill, one still sheltering a large amount of gleaming white snow. We could hear the spring melt stream close by. So serene.
I loved this little tree, new out of old. It will be strong & majestic one day, just like its predecessor. The picture didn't do it justice. Such beauty in the stillness of nature.
Thank you for taking the time to walk with me. May your day be blessed with good things.