Monday Morning


How are you this Monday Morning? We woke up to clouds and smoke. August is almost here.

Ron started his new job this morning. He was like a little kid this weekend starting school on Monday morning. Getting to work in town is wonderful, and so it getting to sleep until 5:15. I felt like I was on vacation.

Except of course, I had my terrible dream. Some people dream of being at school and not being able to find their classes. My dream, is I am working in a grocery store, I have no idea how to run the register and people are lining up and watching me as I try to learn how to even open the register. This morning though, a man wanted to buy a pack of cigarettes. Marlboro. I had no idea how much a pack of cigarettes even cost. I was so glad to wake up. I wonder what on earth that means.

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Last week, William and Makenzie flew to Michigan to find Ben and Megan and the boys. They took a trip into Detroit to visit a museum.  I loved this picture that Makenzie got of our two oldest sons and all four grandsons looking at swords. Gosh, I never knew how bad I could miss people. What a learning curve this has been for me.

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This one is another favorite. Makenzie told me that when they walked in this area that one of the boys said, ” Oh look, its the canyon in Yellowstone.” She told him to look at the name of the painting and it says, “The canyon at Yellowstone.” Earlier in July the boys had stood on that very spot and looked at the view and to walk in a museum and see the painting. I just loved them all looking at it like that. Ben and Megan are taking the kids on a homeschooling tour I always dreamed about. I am so happy for them. This week, they also visited Laura’s house in Wisconsin. Where Laura Ingalls was born in The Big Woods.

Sometimes, dreams are realized in the next generation.


I had to show you William and Makenzie’s dogs. Oliver is that cutie looking up at me with the pointy ears. Elsie is that cutie pie that has her head turned. Oliver is so cute. A scamp,

and Elise is so well mannered. I went over and Makenzie and William made lunch for me. They were so sweet.

I am going to stop here. I am still figuring out this stuff. I hope that you have a great start to the week.



“Dumbledore to Harry,” It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. ” (J.K. Rowling, The Sorcerers Stone.”)





6 thoughts on “Monday Morning

  1. Hi Sweetie Pie! Oh, I love those photos. Mackenzie really has the artist’s eye.
    The homeschool tour is so wonderful! I want to go to Laura’s house!
    I miss you, dearest. Summer is erratic so I’ve been just facing each day as it comes. It’s fun, but different than the other times of year, you know?
    Sending heaps of love your way!

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  2. What awesome pics of your young men and grandsons. We had friends who took their two children in a camper to every state as a homeschool tour. It was a trip of a lifetime, I think. It’s good that they are sharing it with you. Hooray for Ron and his new job and getting to “sleep in.” Stay cool out there. It sounds terribly HOT out in California.

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  3. I’m wondering if you’ve been thinking of going back to work now that you are transitioning to an empty nest.
    it wouldn’t surprise me if you’ve been thinking about it… If that’s the case, it would make sense to me that you dreamt that you were working in a store. The uncertainty about all the changes since you worked in a store when you were young.

    THose are great photos of the boys.
    I clicked “follow” but that didn’t bring your blog to my blog reader.
    So sorry about all the smoke. It must be terrible.
    Congratulations to Ron on his new job. He must be happy.
    Take care, Hugs, Julia


  4. Loved all the photos, Kim, You have a very dear family the boy’s photos are priceless,congratulations to Ron on his new job, Oliver and Elsie are precious!
    Thanks for all the prayers,I am now home and doing all!


  5. i commented on the old blog today…but i wanted to tell you my dream, i have it all the time. i am standing in front of my hs locker and i can’t remember the combination!!!

    weird, right??!


    1. Hi Debbie,
      That is so funny! Those things that are our stress dreams. Thank you so much for telling me. Now I hope this sends directly to you and not my blog. That is the whole reason I changed so I guess you are my test Debbie. 🙂


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