Monday, February 19, 2024

Hockey Tournament Weekend!!!

 I am having so much fun cleaning and changing things up as I take Christmas down.
Purging and parting with some things I have had seemingly forever!
Things that no longer reflect who I am now

At age 75 I feel as if I have finally grown up and found myself.
I am dressing myself and my home to resemble the new me.
The person I am at this moment.
Change takes a very long time and it's only now that I am comfortable in letting go of what I have grown out of and I don't mean clothes.

My Symphony
William Henry Channing

To live content with small means.
To seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion.
To be worthy not respectable,
and wealthy not rich.
To study hard, think quietly, talk gently,
act frankly, to listen to stars, birds, babes,
and sages with open heart, to bear all cheerfully.
do all bravely, await occasions. hurry never.
In a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.

It may be late spring before I have Christmas all down and packed away and I am in no hurry.
This is a transition time for me far above and beyond the normal changing of the seasons.

This weekend was a Hockey Tournament with the grand quads playing 8 games in 48 hours!

Nita's Mike picked us up for the games on Saturday along with our friend and neighbor, Ilene.
Brenda and Billy met us there and we cheered them on!

Amber and Kailey!

The three Bell girls!

We left from one rink in Farmers Branch to go to the next game in Plano!
It was a cold night in Texas and Louis Dean is particularly sensitive to COLD!

The Warriors had a huge personal cheering section!

After the game we all went out to dinner to celebrate....

It was a table for 15!
Amber called ahead and found a good restaurant that could accommodate our party -
Don Pepes  Rancho Mexican Grill. 

It was fun like a party and we are so grateful for Mike T driving us!

I asked him what he was doing Sunday and he said, "I'm BUSY!!!"
I love that Mike is still a vital part of our family!
I'm also grateful for Ilene.
Her older brother in Colorado is 88 - born in 1936 just like Louis Dean.
He had a fall that resulted in a brain bleed. 
He went on to heaven the next day.....
Life is so fragile and a fall can change everything!

Since Louis  Dean had such a busy Saturday we watched church online.
He had lost his truck keys and had been obsessing about that.

I felt it was safe to attend Harrison's in the knowledge that LD would be at home. 

I love watching the grands playing hockey!

Amber now understands how I felt when she was in Synchronized swimming....
She is a Hockey mom and I was a Synchro mom!

We will be supporting them in the Olympic games! 

So today (Monday) I have spent more time tweaking our bedroom.
I was trying to anchor a nail for a plaque - when I overreached and fell off the ladder and damaged a couple of things on my way down.
I have bruises to show for my not asking Louis Dean for his help! .

Looking forward to a new week!!