this day, this whole week has felt a little strange. i’ve felt a little off.
for instance, when I get in the car to go somewhere I keep feeling like there’s something forgotten or like I didn’t turn my curling iron off. something of that sort and kind. but I know what it is. my kids aren’t here. they’re at mawmaw’s for a few days and so it feels odd.
i miss them to pieces. even the annoying things like their fussing & fighting. but I’m also enjoying this time. funny how you can do both at the same time. miss them so much yet have such fun just jode & i, the two of us. enjoying the conversation that we can have about future opportunities. about life. lots of times this convo gets pushed off because of more pressing things that need to be tended to with the kids. conversation that happens when my eyes are just about to shut in bed or when taking a drive in the car and all are pre-occupied. so it’s been nice. it’s a blessing…. this time. I try to remind myself of that when the guilt starts to creep in. because at the end of the day it all comes back to him and I.
i've been taking this opportunity to do some thrifting too. you know while the kids are away mom will play. talk about treasures. i found some treasure this week that makes my heart start to race. is it just me or when you pull up to a thrift store and see it packed with cars do you get the urge to run? i always feel like I need to hurry and get in. because someone may be getting some good thing that I really want or need. like when I found the prettiest yellow and white rug. now I know we’re not talking about vintage goodness here but I’ve been eyeing that very rug at Target for months. even carried it around the store only to talk myself out of it. all because I hated to spend the $25. so when I spotted it on an end cap in Goodwill for $6 still with the tags i thought it must be a mistake. someone must've layed it down accidentally and as I picked it up, seriously thought someone would come tell me it was not for sale.
10 on 10 forces me to look for special moments throughout my day and that’s the real treasure. the real goodness. the kind that holds no price tag. i’m thankful for it all. including the treasure found in stores. but on these days not only can I reflect on what I did but I get to see through these photos so much more. there's so much more....
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