The white birch is sloughing its dead skin once more. I can relate. . .I am trying to slough some of that myself. Physically, there is only so much a girl can do. The time is ticking and in a few months the all important and very anticipated milestone birthday will come looking in my window. No matter. . .I'm healthy and very blessed to have the chance to see another autumn. A little wear and tear on the outside is important .. .so the grands know who grammie is. .right?
Ah. . .but the inside, now that is not up for debate. Each and every year, I add a layer of substance to my being. I look back on this last year. . . at this time last year, I was nearly squirrely with anticipation of the grands arriving. Even though I still had nearly two months to wait. . .my focus was consumed with a heart of love for wee ones I had never held nor felt beneath my ribs. . but loved just the same.
More and more, I am aware, that I cannot be the grandmother that I long to be, if I am not willing to learn from others, and listen to advice and mind my grandmotherly manners. I've already learned a thing or two .. good things. . and I'll share them with you another time. God continues to peel away the layers that are not beneficial. . . he is the master at knowing all he designed me to be.
Today, is cousin camp. We get the two for one deal .. at least part of the day. The muffins are in the oven .. .oh don't be so impressed. . .the batter was chilling in the fridge. .and you can have fresh muffins in the morning as well, if you check my recipe over at MGCC.
OH. . .and fantastic news. . .I'll be away from my desk for the remainder of the week. I am going to be doing something I have longed to do my whole womanly .. .life. All I can say. . .is good things do occasionally come to those that wait.. . .and wait. . and wait. . You would never guess what I have never done. . .oh wait ..I did it once but before I was married. .
I could tell you, but then you might not show up on Monday .. .
Have a wonderful weekend my friends.