Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ice Cream! Wow!

I have had Ice Cream more in these past six weeks than I ever had in my life. We were not an Ice Cream eating family, at least not regularly. But when life throws you a whirlwind, and the strong winds of change its amazing what Ice Cream can do. Wow! In the past 6 weeks the fabulous Bakers have faced some major changes. Life changing is good, right? 1. My Father In-Law, Roland moved in with us. (which entailed me flying back to Boston, with Vertigo, and fly him home, while my husband packs his stuff and drives across country again) 2. He has cancer. 3.We had to do minor construction to make room for him. 4. I had to move my workroom and my endless supply of fabric. 5. I took him to 8 Doctor appointments. 6. My son, Bryce graduated from High School. 7. He will be leaving for college soon. 8. End of the year awards assemblies and concerts for three different schools. 9. Mothers Day. 10. Roland has a collapsed Lung. Can't breath very well. 11. Wende, my sister has complications from Lupus. 12. Someone I love may be getting a divorce. 13. Youth Conference. 14. Attended 4 ward Conferences. 15. Made and installed 7 panels of draperies. 16. Made three diaper bags. 17. Altered 15 pair of jeans. 18. Made a Blessing Dress. 19. Altered two, very difficult, under the wire Wedding Dresses. 20. Had a tragic accident with our dog, had to put him to sleep. 21. May get sued over the dog. 22. Kids are devastaed over the dog, trying to console the kids. 23. Roland needs surgery for his Lung, will be in hospital three days. 24. Roland is depressed, needs uplifting. 25. My husband is not getting calls for work. 26. I'm not getting calls for work. 27. Scout camps coming. 28. Girls camps coming. 29. I am way, way, way behind on the housework. 30. Bruce and I celebrate our 19th Wedding Anniversary! And whats funny is this is probably not a complete list. But all of us, everyone I know has this sort of life, has these experiences and we keep swimming. Yeah for us! I do feel overwhelemed sometimes but there are amazing people in my life that call, stop by, give support and it makes me smile. I truly have a great family, a great support group of friends. And Roland has taught me something, having Ice Cream every day does make it all doable.