This weekend was, errrr, good.
Saturday we got tons of things done around the house. We had a leisurely breakfast, and I enjoyed a HOT cup of coffee. That's right, folks, I got to drink my coffee while it was still hot and little one played quietly on the floor. Amazing start to the day. But anyway, back to the house projects. The weather was fabulous so we seeded and fertilized the lawn. Keeping our fingers crossed it works out, but I have to admit I'm skeptical. The guy that lived here before was a landscaper (it was his J.O.B.), but the yard looked like crap by the middle of last summer. SOOOO, here's to hoping that our non-pro efforts will pay off. If they don't, I'm burning the whole yard (or at least that's what I declared to Mr. Man while painfully putting straw over the yard).
After that, we started on our raised vegetable garden and I got a coat of paint on the master bedroom walls. BUT, more on those projects with later posts. I can say, though, that I'm still sore. Even the backs of my knees hurt.
The more important part of our weekend was yesterday. Mr. Man's dad is not doing well. He has atypical parkinsonism and, unfortunately, it looks like he may be in the final stages. It was heart breaking, gut wrenching and darn near any other words you can think of to describe seeing someone you care about in a position where you can't help. Praying for peace, stillness, and comfort is the best you can do. At times like these, I think life gives you a special opportunity to really look deeper into yourselves, into your partners, into everyone around you. Yesterday, I really saw Mr. Man as a devoted, loving son and also as a doting new father. Words can't do the scene justice, but I was able to watch him lovingly hold his dying father's hands and in the same moments grasp the precious, innocent hands of his infant daughter. Corny, I know, but it was like seeing life come full circle a bit. It was precious, inspiring, and something I will absolutely never forget. Last night, as we tossed and turned fighting sleep, I thanked the heavens above for sending me someone so precious as Mr. Man. Seeing him sooo differently than how he is every day ignited a newfound respect for him.
Sooo, here's to a great weekend, even though things aren't looking good for Mr. Man's dad. Say a prayer for his peace and for us as we to try to give him all the support and love we can offer in the coming days.
PS - And, here's to spring!!! Check out the beautiful old tree in the front yard that we're seeing bloom for the first time.