My dad had a stroke when he was driving home from Houston on Monday afternoon. It’s been a long few days (mostly for him and my mother), but he’s getting better every day. There have been so many people praying for him, and it has been felt and appreciated by all of us.
My mind and heart are full of thoughts and emotions, but I’m not even going to attempt to put them into words right now. I have something that my parents will appreciate more than words, though–pictures of their favorite two-year-old. He can’t wait to see Bebe and Papa. Very soon.
We found a playset at an estate sale this weekend, and our awesome friends helped Harper move it and set it up in our yard. It’s old and needs some work, but Tice is already having a blast climbing and sliding down his new big-boy slide. And since we got the playset for $50, we’ll be able to add lots of good stuff to it and still save a lot of cash compared to buying it new. I haven’t decided if I should give it a fresh coat of paint or not. I know it would make it look newer, but I kind-of like the faded gray that’s similar to the colors of the tree trunks. And there are many other things/rooms higher up on my paint list… Playsets aren’t the kind of thing I want to stand out in the landscape, but they’re worth the eye-sore when I think about the hours of fun little man will have. Any thoughts on painting it (some day)?