The infamous Sheppie Ladew came to visit tonight. He’s our dog friend. McFly, Gracie and Jenna get so excited when he drives up the driveway. They all run around together for a few minutes and then McFly decides he’s all set. Then, a few minutes later, Gracie decides she’s all set. But Jenna and Sheppie run around for hours together. They will sleep well tonight.

We finally finished setting up our back patio and porch. I am digging my new stenciled floor. Tomorrow is Sunday and my plan is to do as little as possible. Hopefully lots of time on the couch. Oh, it’s also Mother’s Day, so I’ll really be able to not do much. Wesley, it’s Mother’s Day, can you feed the dogs? Christian, it’s Mother’s Day, can you make the kids lunch? Charlie, it’s Mother’s Day, can you bring me a soda? And so on and so forth. They’re good like that.

I was thinking about these last 14 months since the pandemic started. I feel like a different person. And just in these last few weeks, it feels like I’ve turned a corner. A really big corner. One that I’ve been peeking around for years. I’m ready now.

I read this today:
We are like onions with many skins, and we have to peel ourselves again and again in order to get at the real core.
C.G. Jung

Thanks for reading today’s entry in my daily blog.  My goal here is to practice noticing. I try to write about small things and I try to keep it light. Sometimes I write about creativity or healing. And sometimes I write about my dogs or what I cooked for dinner. Writing daily here is a way for me to shine a light back on my life and help me see.

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