Tiny glimpses of life. Many of these pictures reflect quiet, lovely, and fun moments over the past two weeks. The key word being: moments.
I'm pointing this out because of the contrast between the images and how I was feeling most of the time. I keep thinking, "These days are relentless!" It's rare to have an hour without urgent and important tasks. And this was the month AFTER ringette season, when our schedule was supposed to be lighter. Ha!
That's why it's good to be taking these pictures. Without them, I might not recall the quiet, lovely, and fun moments amongst the ever-looming to-dos.
I didn't get around to taking my usual picture of the eggs arranged nicely in a bowl, and three had already been eaten by this time, but that's okay... my girls' Easter eggs made me smile - much needed on this day full of income tax work and a funeral.
Between doing our taxes start to finish (including the accounting that goes with self-employment) and going to an old friend's funeral/celebration, I have not enjoyed this weekend. (I say "old friend" only because I hadn't seen her for a long time. She was among a group of friends I spent time with in the mid to late 90s. She was not old; her life was cut short far too early. Karen Prychitko)
Neil and the girls went to Easter services Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I stayed home to do work.
P.S. I decided to swap out the picture of Dash with marker on his nose.
I registered the older girls for a volleyball skills camp in July (7-11). They're excited about it! (Me, too. I love volleyball!) We bought them some inexpensive balls to play with in the meantime. (Already had the blue one.)
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart - Unknown
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Chekhov
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
You are getting your wants confused with your needs. - Stacy Julian's dad
We are weaving character every day, and the way to weave the best character is to be kind and to be useful. Think right, act right; it is what we think and do that makes us who we are. - Elbert Hubbard
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a little better;
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is the meaning of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson