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My get-up-and-go got up and went!

    I'm sorry to not have something better, but frankly my life right now is not so thrilling.  I could go on about my messy house or my feelings of complete inadequacy as a homeschooling mom or how I just can't seem to get rid of that belly fat I hate so much,  but you know what?  I don't even care to do that.  I've started this post umpteen times and deleted it just as many.  I'm not sure what's going on right now but it is certainly nothing worth writing about.   In fact I'm not sure why I'm even writing this much.  Nothing to see here, people, move along.  If a lightning bolt of inspiration hits me, I'll be back; otherwise, please amuse yourselves quietly. 

Blue skies!

     I can't believe it!  After a weekend that was so rainy I thought we were going to have to build an ark, today the sky is clear and the sun is shining.  Amazing what a difference a sunny day makes for my state of mind.  Yesterday I just wanted to crawl in bed and pull the covers over my head; today, the world is my oyster. 
    I've been promising more about the wedding, so here goes.  Melinda and Mark were married Aug. 16, in Flat Top, WV.  I have to tell you, the place was beautiful, but WOW was it out there!  Even for West Virginia!  We drove and drove and DROVE, but it was worth it.  The ceremony was very simple but lovely.  Melinda and Mark each shared a little bit about how God had brought them to this place and to each other (of course I cried), the vows were said, and they were married!
     The reception was very low-key as well.  We had decorated the tables with greenery and calla lilies, as well as candles, which were apparently a riskier business than we realized - our little cousin Levi set the tablecover on fire almost immediately.  Fortunately it was quickly put out and the rest of the reception was smoke-free (ha!).  There were around 80 - 85 people there, and it was a very fun, relaxed time for everyone.  Melinda did a great job of making everything lovely without being "fussy".  We had a good time meeting Mark's family and getting to know them a little, as well as reconnecting with some old friends we hadn't seen in many years.  In fact, the pastor who performed the wedding, David Keeney, also did our wedding in 1988!  So it was great to see him and his wife, Nita, again. 
    Since the wedding I've been having a lot of fun getting to know my new nieces, Paige and Amanda.  They are great gals and I love them to bits already.  My texting skills are being challenged, but I think I've got the instant messenger bit down now!  :-)  Hopefully we'll all be able to get together soon. 
    So there you have it!  Now we begin the dance of the holidays - who goes where when?  For how long?  And most important, where will we all sleep?!?  Ah, the joys of family....

I lost it

     I started this summer with all sorts of enthusiasm and plans and motivations and somehow, somewhere, I lost it.  My mojo, eet ees gone!
So even though I still need to tell you about the wedding, etc., today you get  - well - not much.  Lots of good things going on with school, church, etc., but it's all going to wait for another day.  I have a monster migraine and my sole purpose for this post was simply to say "I'm still alive!", before I go crawl back in bed for a bit and pray for my head to drop off. 
SO - I hope your world is happy, and I'll be back soon!