Wednesday, August 08, 2007

All is well.

I haven't been my usual blogging self lately, and quite frankly, I haven't cared one bit. Seems that in the past month or so, my life has taken on new energies, and the thought of sitting in front of a computer and banging-out entries was the farthest thing from my mind.

The meeting with the parental unit with Joe on my arm went splendidly well. I didn't sense anyone being uncomfortable in the least, and the visit was quite enjoyable. Mom and Dad live an hour north of Little Rock on a beautiful hillside overlooking the foothills of the Boston and Ozark Mountains, and we spent the afternoon hours of that day picking vegetables in their garden, and preparing a dinner that consisted mostly of those items. Tomatoes, squash, corn, green beans, purple hull peas. Mom sent us home with plenty of fresh okra and Texas sweet onions. Joe and I both LOVE fresh onion. Quarter up a couple of them, and they go with whatever. Add a few fresh garden tomatoes, and I'm in heaven. My sister Kathy dropped by for a short visit before we headed back home that evening.

It was one of those moments in my life when I was proud of my family. Very proud. As a middle-age adult, I now appreciate more and more the fact that I was raised by grounded and reasonable parents. Once I thought otherwise, but of course I was coming of age and thought I knew everything I needed to know. Gosh, was I wrong.

Perhaps my parents are learning from me as well?


Tony said...

it's fun to watch you settle into your new life. you seem so happy.

BigAssBelle said...

how lovely! this is a great post. and you obviously have a great family. isn't it odd how age brings a new appreciation for parents? at least for those of us who have parents worth appreciating. glad you had a great time with your sweetie and that all was well with the family.

Jeannie's New Mid Life said...

Just like you My kids will always be the same sweet souls I rejoiced to meet that first day of their lives- I am sure your parents feel this too-.I am so happy your day went well and I loved catching up on your blog!