Thursday, April 10, 2008


I have taken in all that my blogger friends/friends/family have posted to my blog. And boy oh boy do you all make so much sense. I guess when I get so bogged down, I cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am on a one track type of mind. But, comments and suggestions really hit home. And how they made sense. And how I felt the hugs all the way over here.

I am so thankful for all of those brilliant postings. Cliff is taking the day off tomorrow. Carly and Claire have a doctors appointment, and the other kids will be in school. Some home with us. We don't have plans for the weekend. So, we will go and do something on Saturday with the kids. We can do all of the chores/cleaning and errands tomorrow instead of Saturday. I don't know what we will do or where we will go, but I heard the sun is supposed to come out in full force! That is so awesome. Like H said, Spring is a state of mind. I am welcoming in Spring. Spring in my mind. No matter what the crazy weather may bring. I will welcome Spring in.

We are making plans, and Cliff and I have been talking a lot more these days. Talking about our future. Talking about our kids' futures. Talking and making plans. We are ALIVE! We are living! We must celebrate our days as a young family! Take the highs as well as the lows.

We have booked a lovely Aunty and Uncle to come and babysit for us so that we can go out and celebrate our 10th wedding anniversay in May. We have decided to take some day trips and just go and explore. We are talking about getting a big 'fun bus' that seats 15 passengers! So, we can bring along our family and friends on our happy journeys.

And, my sweet MIL bought me a brand new NIKE swim suit to wear to train and compete in my Triathalon in June!

So thanks all of you! Thank you.


AmberP said...

Cathy I am glad that you are feeling refreshed, and that you feel like you and Cliff are getting some things in order!! You guys have an amazing crew over there and perhaps I should use some of the amazing words of wisdom for myself and our little family!! Lots of hugs to you guys!

Irma said...

Yeah Cathy! That's the spirit!

...and I like the idea of the 15 passenger van, we definitely could use one of those. My husband is having a hard time with the idea...when we first had a couple kids he said over his dead body would we ever drive a mini-van...weeelllll a few years later what were we driving? A VAN...YUP. Now we have a Yukon (which we don't all fit in I might add) and he just hasn't caved just yet! (-:

PamnPat'sParadise said...

Good to hear you are looking to the future and making plans...he wouldn't want it any other way. I love that your MIL is helping to lift your spirits and attaining your goals.

Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday together and take pics of all the fun! You deserve all the happiness in the world!

Kerry said...

Just think, with all this new positivity, when the sun comes out tomorrow you can out-shine it! :)

ticblog said...

Just this:


Cathy said...

((((thanks H)))))

LauraC said...

Hey Cathy, I didn't even get a chance to leave a comment since I was busy getting ready for your trip! I'm glad the blogtroops came to your rescue.

During our trip to Ohio, my aunt Deb said out of nowhere, "I can't believe how much weight Cathy lost. That is amazing!" I asked who she was talking about and she said - you know, your friend with 6 kids in Canada? Apparently all my aunts read your blogs!!! They were silently cheering you on too!

Cathy said...

A shout out to AUNT DEB!! Thanks for silently cheering me on! That is really cool!!

Thank you!!