I Cant believe it is already late May. There are days I feel the time is moving so slow and then times when it refuses to slow down. I am sure there is some comfort in both.
The weather out here has been absolutely split personalities to say the least. Extreme heat, unseasonably cool, massive storms, torrential rain that floods... then repeat! It’s been one of those years so far! I guess everything goes in cycles and that includes the weather! With the horrid amounts of snow that killed off half our established plants this winter, it must be an off year! Virginia has the most insane weather I have ever experienced and that includes Alabama and tornado alley. I need much more consistency than Virginia can offer. Don’t even ask about the humidity, I am convinced we are now living in a tropical rain forest. The silver lining to that is... my plants that made it are THRIVING in it!
On all other fronts, we are still slowly pushing forward. The Georgia farm sits in waiting as of now and here, we are waiting for some respectable weather to start some showings again.
Malin is doing well in school and Ash is growing like a weed! She really enjoys her few play days out every week, so mom can get a break and get work done. We went on a couple fun field trips over the past month. Malin also did a fun project about hairstyles through the generations and she got 1st in her class for her piece! Between now and our last post, we have visited Georgia and the new farm and “neighborhood,” we are in love! I had to be pulled back kicking and screaming, I never wanted to leave. Already made great new friends and can’t wait to get back to the better things in life!
Malin had a birthday! She got lots of presents and enjoyed it very much! Thank you everyone for making it special for her! She actually shared a birthday with a classmate this year whose family went absolutely ALL out for a Harry Potter/Hogwarts party. They had robes, wands, flying keys and potions for all the kids too. It was insane cool! Malin REALLY enjoyed being a part of this, especially on her own birthday!
Mike is doing well but very busy taking over CO duties on the Ford, since they are in a transitional period with CO’s. He aquaits it to babysitting thousands of children who want nothing more than to misbehave at all costs. Some of the calls he gets are comical at best. He is looking forward to retirement in the next year or so. If this man isn’t flying... he wants none of it. He is trying to be patient and hold on amidst the chaos. He says it’s the most difficult job mentally, that he has ever had. Not much longer now!
“Welcome to my revolution. All your walls are breaking down. It's time you had a taste of losing,time the table's turned around. I see a glimpse of recognition, but it's too late ugh it's too late! And what you thought was your best decision just became your worst mistake. You broke me in to pieces, but I gave each piece a name...
One of me is wiser
One of me is stronger
One of me is a fighter
And there's a thousand faces of me
And were gonna rise up
For every time you broke me
Well you're gonna face an army, army of me.
So how does it feel to know that I beat ya? That I can defeat ya! Oh, how does it feel, cause it sure feels sweeter to me!” - Christina Aguilera