Contentedness

Is that a word?

Today was a great day.  I had the pleasure of seeing about 98% of my Bay City family all in one day!  Now that is a beautiful day.

How did that happen, you ask?

Well, it started by me getting up about 9, which is about an hour earlier than my days normally start.  I know...sleeping late is such a bad habit I would love to break.  Maybe 2016 is the year. 

Would you believe that sometimes I have severe guilt over the luxury of being able to sleep as long as I want?  Ok, you're right...that's not entirely true.

Anyway, back to the truth...mom spent the last couple of nights with us again.  She and Ronnie made breakfast together as I got ready for work.  There's something really sweet about the background clamor of your mom and husband working in the kitchen to get breakfast ready.

I rarely start the day seeing anyone other than Ronnie, Mom, Milo or Bella but today I had the pleasure of seeing my niece, Ashleigh and her daughter. 

Then I went to work, which was good.  I was focused and marked off most of the things on today's to-do list.  Just the fact that I made a to-do list was good and I have a hefty list for tomorrow too.  I am looking forward to getting to the office to get it done...that is, until the alarm rings.  Then I am not so anxious to get to it.

Every Thursday my mom and my niece, Christi, try to make supper for my brother and my sister-in-law.  Ronnie and I are lucky enough to be included in that supper. 

Today we went to my cousin's new bar-b-que restaurant instead.  It was delicious.  Not only that, but we had the unexpected company of my nephew Jeff and his crew.  I can't explain it, but it was just awesome.  I felt such happiness.  I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that my mom was happy.  Love to see that lady happy.

So, as far as I can tell that left one nephew, one great-nephew and one nephew-in-law that we had not seen. 

Guess what...we stopped at a convenience store and who was there, but my nephew!  So that just left Drake and Dylan we didn't see today.  Maybe Saturday when we go celebrate my mom's and Pam's birthdays!

Until then...may you savor the happiness, peace and love in your families!