I can't believe that April is already over. I've been so busy at work this past month that the time just flew by. Zack has been gone now for almost 7 months and Bo has been gone for just over 5 months. The time is going by quicker now than at first but it still feels like they've been gone for so long. I can hardly wait for Mother's Day this year. It's definitely going to be my best Mother's Day yet. Getting to talk to each of them for a whole hour - just getting to hear their voices again. What better present could a mom ask for.
Winston has become a HUGE fan of Scooby Doo and wants to watch it almost every day. He'll walk around the house saying "Scooby Doo, where are you." He also likes to pretend that he's Shaggy and I'm Scooby Doo and he'll say, "Let's go hide," and we'll go hide from the ghosts. Then, after hiding for a little while, we'll run out to go catch the ghosts. I love his imaginative mind. He makes me feel young and brings so much happiness to my life. Thank heaven for little boys!
So, as soon as I posted that I'm back and going to try and resume a normal routine, I get sick. I mean really sick. I've had pneumonia and strep throat together - at the same time. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. I was too sick to even sit at the computer. I've been on antibiotics since last Monday and am finally feeling mostly better. The doctor said that the exhaustion that I feel should last for approximately 2 weeks so I only have about one more week to go before I finally start feeling back to normal again. Hopefully. Anyway, that leads me to the title of this post. I can't wait for warm weather. The first day of Spring has come and gone and we still have snow and cold. I'm convinced that warm weather will bring good things to my life - especially good health. I love warm weather activities: boating, early morning runs, playing at the park and hikes up the canyon to name a few. I'll be glad to put all of this sickness behind me and get back to enjoying life. THINK SUMMER!
One of the towns that Bo gets to teach in is Aschaffenburg and they have a beautiful castle there. Bo sent us a couple of pictures of the castle he recently took. It's winter there now so it's not as picturesque as it can be. I went online and found a couple of pictures of the castle during the summer months. It's really beautiful and I'm already looking forward to touring the countryside with Bo when we go to pick him up when his mission is over.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong because at some point in your life, you will have been all of these."
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson