Thursday, June 16, 2011


First, just to update you a tiny bit about yesterdays dilemma.

Mike did resign at work. He will be finished the 2nd of July. Money wise he is okay through July so can take care of rent, insurance and gas. So he will have time to find his next job. It was a stressful afternoon for him telling his grandfather his plans (who instead of taking it wisely was a smart a** about it but that was his choice). Jim took time to absorb and after much talking last night will sit back and just watch and advise when asked but will not be judging. He was happy to know that when the time comes, if the time comes, that him and Mike can still work together.

As for my daycare, I still don’t know. I really don’t want to go anywhere’s but Jim and I did talk about different ideas and will keep talking and praying about it and see what life brings.

So there it is. The Life of Riley. Not easy but life isn’t suppose to be. It’s suppose to be full of challenges so that we learn to lean on others, to lean on the Lord instead of thinking we can do it all alone. We can’t, we don’t have to, we don’t need too. I want to thank you all for your advice yesterday. Each one of you had a point and was talked about and thought about and will be thought about for some time to come. THANK YOU!!!


Now back to the normal stuff….

Mike and I went geo-caching Monday. We also hiked a part of the Cuyuna trails. This is the Croft Mine. They have tours and mining information on the weekends. It’s been awhile since we’ve gone so I think the next time I have the daycare kids on a Saturday we’ll head over for a learning day.


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I have a new boyfriend. My daddy’s goose lost it’s mate last year and he is so lonesome. Well with-in the last few months he has became very attached to me. Yesterday he followed me home from one of my walks over to visit and then followed us all over. We walked to the mailbox and got the mail.

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I had to put air in Justin’s bike tire and the goose would of held the hose if he could of.

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I headed out to till the garden and of course have my helpers with and the goose walked all over around the fence.

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And last but not least. I took my daddy to music in the park. It was cold but that didn’t stop the music. My daddy loved it and so did many others.

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So no matter the struggles, trials and tribulations a person, family go through there is still so much to be thankful for and I need to remember that at times. I truly am very blessed to have the life I do. Thank you God for everything.

Now take care my friends and have a blessed and awesome afternoon.


Baby Sister said...

The Mike thing will work out, I'm sure. Sometimes it just takes doing something different, spreading the wings and flying, growing up a little and learning things on our own to be able to find ourselves. My brother quit to become a police officer and loved that life. Eventually he returned, found his own little niche, and I believe he's happy.
And I'm sure you'll figure out what to do with your work. I'm sure God has a plan for you.
That goose is cute!! How cute that he follows you around. :)

EmptyNester said...

Good for Mike. I think it'll be good for him to get out there and see what it's like somewhere else. He may find that he prefers the family business or he may find that he will thrive working for someone else. Either way, I think it's GREAT that he's going to get out there and find out. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. And he will gain enlightenment if nothing else!

Have you made a decision yet? I have to wonder what the parents would say if you told them you were going to have to shut down the daycare? Have you thought about changing your policy---you pay whether you come or not and that holds your spot?

I'll keep offering prayers for you!

The Blog Writer said...

I'm happy. I see this as a cloud parting and giving way to lots of warm sunshine.

Grandpa grew up differently, so he's having trouble reacting nicely, I guess.

Mike will make us all proud. He'll make himself feel good- that's the coolest part! Brave thing to resign a cushy home job!

The snaps make me smile as always. :) Your life with all the greenery looks like bliss. Sending you truckloads of relief, happiness, peace, prosperity and abundance!

Lots of Love.