These were the Top Five posts on this blog during 2013:
I really didn’t post very often this past year so these posts are all older ones. I was just too overwhelmingly busy to write anything long or deep. If I were to try to post more consistently (but shorter), what sorts of things would you want to hear about? Family? School? Thoughts? Faith? Sanity? :-)
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Bah humbug. Frustrating day today (although there was a bright spot).
I had cash on me when I went to the grocery store a little while ago, but when I got to the cashier, it was gone. I dug through every pocket, every compartment in my purse, every pocket again. I found little bits of change, but I was missing ALL my money. Seriously, it was ALL the money I had to last until my Financial Aid money comes in next month (unless I get anything for Christmas, that is). I was so panicked and embarrassed.
But there was a sweet older couple in line behind me and they each pulled out their wallets and combined their little bits of cash and actually paid for the remainder of my groceries! I almost cried in the grocery store because of their kindness to a stranger who was digging frantically through her empty pockets. (Almost cried then, did tear up now as I typed this.)
Anyway, I assumed the cash was just at home and that I hadn’t put it in my pocket after all. But when I got home, nope. Nothing. Great. Just great. I had to borrow that money as it is to make it through the holidays, and then I’ve somehow lost the borrowed money.
This has not been one of my better days … although that couple helping me buy my groceries today were so so sweet. So today was very heart-warming and very frustrating, too … sigh
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We all spent today recovering and napping from such a crazy busy week. My daughter’s wedding was beautiful. There wasn’t any drama or craziness. Just a beautiful moment in the lives of two special people starting a new chapter in their lives. Not a dry eye in the house during the ceremony. :-)
It was a small intimate gathering of just the bride and groom’s immediate families … plus my dad and his mother (Kelsey’s 103-year-old great-grandma!). When we get the photos from the photographer, I’ll post more. Right now we only have a couple of photos from the event (I purposely left my camera behind so that I’d stay in the moment and not get lost behind the lens). I’m glad I did that … but now I just have to sit around and be patient for other photos to trickle in from other folks.
I know some people were wondering if Kelsey would need to skip cutting a cake because of her Celiac and her need to stay away from all gluten (she also can’t have eggs, milk or sugar which ruled out even a traditional gluten-free cake). Well, thanks to the creativity and research done by her new mother-in-law and sister-in-law (who made the cake), they came up with an idea for a layered watermelon “cake” frosted with cashew-cream.
It was sooooooooooooooo adorable and 100% Kelsey-safe! Instead of feeding each other bites of cake, they fed each other berries from the cake. It was all just so cute. :-)
And yes, that’s a Lego bride and groom on top.
More details to come … and more photos, too!
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Midterms and parties and weddings, oh my!
This week three of my four classes are having Midterms: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. And then on Saturday, my oldest daughter Kelsey is getting married.
Please pray for sanity, sleep, and peace in the midst of all the excitement.
Kelsey wrote a letter to her hubby-to-be on her blog and I wanted to share it with all of you, my blog friends and readers. You may want to have a tissue handy … very romantic and super sweet.
Now … back to studying for today’s Midterm.
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